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2018 LETR Torch Run Series

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  Law enforcement (the Guardians of the Flame) and athletes, run the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” to events and competitions throughout the state to symbolize unity and inclusiveness.

During the months of May and June, law enforcement throughout Colorado will carry the “Flame of Hope” during the 2018 Torch Run Series. Sign up your Agency for a 2018 LETR Torch Run in your community. Please contact Jenn Moore at jmoore@specialolympicsco.org to start your Torch Run fundraising page today!

Join the following Torch Runs to raise awareness and funds for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Colorado! (the links will direct you to the registration pages)

2017 Torch Run participating agencies included: Adams County SO, Arapahoe County SO, Avon PD, Boulder PD, Boulder County SO, Breckenridge PD, City of Montrose PD, Denver PD, Evans PD, Eagle County SO, Frisco PD, Greeley PD, Weld County SO, Mesa County SO, Garfield County SO, Pueblo County CO, Pueblo PD, Weld County Probation, Vail PD and Windsor PD

History of the Torch Run

The Torch Run program began in 1981, when Wichita, Kansas Chief of Police Richard La Munyon saw an urgent need to raise funds and increase awareness for Special Olympics. The idea of the Law Enforcement Torch Run program was to provide local law enforcement officers with opportunities to volunteer with Special Olympics in communities where the officers lived and worked. In 1984, the International Association of Chiefs of Police endorsed Special Olympics as official charity through the Torch Run Program. With the IACP’s enthusiastic support and leadership, the Torch Run soon involved all facets of the law enforcement community. Today all 50 states and more than 35 countries have Torch Run programs.

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