We appreciate our law enforcement officers and their willingness to run the Special Olympics torch 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).  In 2016, torch runs were held in eleven counties in Utah.  Our thanks to all our law enforcement officers in Utah for their support.   

Special Olympics Utah is busy working with law enforcement agencies across the State of Utah to plan torch runs for 2017.   If you are a law enforcement officer, who would like to get your agency and officers involved in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Runs, please call 801-363-1111 or email information@sout.org.   Thank You!


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