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Law enforcement officers and their public safety counterparts have raised considerable funds for Special Olympics Minnesota over the years. More importantly, they continue to raise awareness and acceptance of persons with intellectual disabilities across Minnesota.
Jim Nystrom, LETR Director

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the World. The Minnesota LETR is supported by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run holds many fundraising events for Special Olympics Minnesota throughout the year, including the Final Leg has law enforcement volunteers and athletes act as the Guardians of the Flame and carry the “Flame of Hope” through their communities that culminates at Summer Games. Minnesota LETR members volunteer at Area, Regional and State competitions and participate in a variety of fundraisers

Upcoming Events

Final Leg

June 19-23, 2017

This summer, law enforcement from across the state will carry the Flame of Hope
in honor of over 8,200 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes.

Learn more

2017 LETR International Conference

September 21-23, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center, Nashville, TN

2017 LETR conference application (PDF) — Applications due by May 1, 2017

Special Olympics Minnesota runner running and smiling and wearing a cape

Run, Jump, Fly 5K

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Two Special Olympics Minnesota track athletes running race

Mendota Heights 5K

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Police officers and others standing in front of Dunkin' Donuts store raising money for Special Olympics Minnesota

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Top

August 11 @ 6:30 am - 12:30 pm

LETR Volunteer Opportunities
LETR Resources
LETR COUNCIL

Events

Cop on Top
Golf tournaments
Polar Plunge
Races
Tip-A-Cop
World’s Largest Truck Convoy

Awards

Each year, we honor LETR members’ hard work and dedication with two awards:

Minnesota LETR Hall of Fame Award
LETR Hall of Fame application (pdf)

Steve Bikkie Jr. Memorial “Unsung Hero” Award
LETR Unsung Hero application (pdf)

Applications are due mid July.

Guardian of the Flame
Nominate a police department or sheriff’s office for the LETR Guardians of the Flame Award!
2017 nominations closed

CONTACT

Molly Swanson
Development Associate
molly.swanson@somn.org | 763.270.7143

General Torch Run Info
torchrun@somn.org | 612.333.0999