2017 Law Enforcement Torch Runs

The Final Leg is here!

Date and time:       Friday,  June 2, 2017  —   Meet at 5:00 p.m.    Start time  5:30 p.m. 

Start location:        Meet on the 4th East side of Secra Park – access 4th East from 720 South, Orem  — plenty of parking.  (It will not start on State Street side but on the 4th East side.)

Torch Run Route:  https://goo.gl/maps/w6a9rrWNBNB2

Length of route:     About one mile,  participants will be able to easily walk back to their cars in 15-20 minutes.

Purpose:                    Run the “Flame of Hope” into the Special Olympics Utah Opening Ceremonies


It is requested that anyone participating in the Torch Run be able to comfortably run a 15-20 minute mile in warm weather conditions.   This request is to help assure the Torch and all runners arrive on time to the Opening Ceremonies at 5:55 pm.    A community block party will follow.


Our thanks to all the communities  across Utah that hosted torch runs in May for the “The Flame of Hope.”

All Torch Runs in 2017

Tues. May 2 – Grantsville, Tooele City, Tooele County

Wed. May 3 – Ogden City / Weber County

Wed. May 3 – Millard County, Delta, Fillmore

Fri. May 5 –  San Juan Co into the area games

Thur. May 11 – Duchesne County, Roosevelt City

Fri.  May 12 – Uintah County, Vernal City

Fri. May 12 – Washington City into the area games

Fri.  May 19 – Cache County, Logan City

Wed. May 24 – Davis County, Kaysville and multiple law agencies

Wed. May 24 – Draper City/ Salt Lake County

Thurs. May 25 – Box Elder Co./ Brigham City and other cities and towns

Sat. May 27 – St. George City/ Washington Co.

Fri.  June 2,  The Final Leg of the 2017 Torch Run, Provo/Orem   Run into the Block Party at University Mall in Orem, Utah County

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.

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). Our heartfelt thanks to all the law enforcement officers and agencies who have again planned torch runs in their communities for 2017.

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.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run