2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run

2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run supporting Special Olympics Northern California
Special Olympics Northern California

About 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run

Be a hero and join our Law Enforcement community to escort the Special Olympics torch, the “Flame of Hope,” on its journey to the 2023 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June. Hundreds of law enforcement personnel and their agencies from around Northern California will proudly relay the Flame of Hope through their communities in honor of their commitment and dedication to the 26,000 Special Olympics athletes whose lives are enriched by our program.  We want YOU and your agency to be one of them!  Not only will you be raising funds for Special Olympics, but you will also be promoting a positive impact for your agency in the community you serve.  

The actual run itself takes place between June 12 and June 23 and the torch will light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of Summer Games.  Your $45 registration fee includes a commemorative dri-fit Torch Run t-shirt that you can wear with pride on your run.  Participants are encouraged to register by May 29 in order to guarantee arrival of your runner shirts for your run.  

We encourage all personnel to go the extra mile and raise additional funds for our athletes.  We have additional incentives gifts you can earn so the more you raise, the more we want to thank you. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local, regional, state and world competitions. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebrating diversity, uniting communities around the globe.


Starts at:  January 11, 2023 2:00 AM
Ends at:  August 31, 2023 10:00 AM


Throughout Northern California


Allie Bakalar

Why Participate?

The Law Enforcement Torch Run provides law enforcement agencies throughout Northern California the opportunity to promote a positive and civic-minded image to their communities.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run raises thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Northern California which supports the many programs and services Special Olympics provides to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Not only is there financial support created by fundraising efforts, but lasting friends are formed with our athletes through fundraising events and attending supporting events cheering our athletes on as they compete. 

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Special Olympics provides sports training and competition opportunities as well as educational and health programming at no cost to the athletes or their families.

The skills athletes gain through their participation goes far beyond the playing field.  It builds their confidence and self-esteem giving them the life skills to productive members of their community. 

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!