Law Enforcement Torch Runs

All torch runs will be postponed until the Fall. If you have any questions regaurding when these will be please contact our CEO Jeannie Gamble.

Thank you for your understanding.

We hope you stay safe and healthy!

For over 30 years, Utah’s law enforcement community has been supporting Special Olympics and individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Runs (LETR).

The 2019 Flame of Hope journey begins in May 2019.  To schedule and plan your local torch run, please review the 2019 LETR Packet (link below), or contact Jennifer Percival at 801.363.1111 or

2019 LETR Packet & Event Application

2019 LETR T-Shirt Order Form

2019 LETR T-Shirt Design

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics

The Torch Run was started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon to involve local law enforcement personnel in the community and to support Special Olympics.  At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National and World Games.  The purchase of LETR shirts helps support the torch runs

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) raises awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities inviting the community to join them in accepting and including people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of their lives. For Special Olympics athletes the torch run is a visual display of mutual respect and commitment between law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes. Equally important, law enforcement officers receive positive community recognition.

Find out more about the impact of LETR through Special Olympic’s “The Guardian” bimonthly newsletter.

Have LETR News/Updates to share, please email Mike Snow at!

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

Mitch Torch

More events to be added soon! Stay tuned! Please contact Jennifer Percival for information about how to start a Torch Run in your area –

We appreciate our law enforcement officers and their willingness to run the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” down the streets of cities and towns in support of Special Olympics Utah athletes.
Our thanks to all the communities  across Utah that hosted torch runs in May for the “The Flame of Hope.”
Special Thanks to our 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Title Sponsors: