690 State St
Orem, UT 84058
The Final Leg of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run will run the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Special Olympics Utah Summer Games.
The Final Leg!
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Meet at 5:00 p.m. Start time 5:50 p.m.
Start location: Scera Park in Orem, 690 So. State Street in Orem
Parking: Off State Street, on pool side of Scera Park
Torch Run Route: Start at Scera Park in Orem. Run will start on State Street in Orem at Scera Park at 5:50 pm, and run south on State Street to to 800 South, east on 800 South to 800 East, turn south on 800 East, and proceed south to 1100 South and turn west into University Place and end at the Orchard in University Place, Orem where the Opening Ceremonies will be held.
Length of route: About one mile, participants will be able to easily walk back to their cars in 15-20 minutes and a slow run/fast walk pace.
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 6:20 pm. A community block party will follow.
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 2018.
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.