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Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign for Special Olympics Washington

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  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 Games.

Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $51 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2014 and over $500 Million since its inception in 1981. 

Today, the Torch Run encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles such as T-shirt and merchandise sales, special events to include polar plunges, tip-a-cop’s, rooftop sits and a host of other events that have local, state and national appeal. The Law Enforcement Torch Run transforms communities by inspiring people to open their minds, to accept and include people with intellectual disabilities, celebrating differences among all people; recognizing and respecting the similarities we all share. For athletes and officers alike, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is a story of success, love, respect and commitment between law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes.

2016 Statewide Torch Run

The annual Statewide Torch Run is a collaborative effort from agencies all across the state to run the Flame of Hope from all corners of Washington, to meet at Joint Base Lewis McChord for the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies. This year's run will take place from June1-1.

If you're interested in ordering t-shirts for your department to sell at fundraisers, please place your orders by 3PM May 10.

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Campaign Shirt Information and Bulk Order Form

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