The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities.
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, National, and World Games. Annually, more than 91,000 dedicated, compassionate, volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and all 50 US states, raising more than $794 Million since its inception in 1981. The LETR movement made its way to Vermont in 1984.
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is the flagship fundraising and awareness event of the year. Torches begin in each corner of the state and are carried, mile by mile, by law enforcement and public service professionals toward Burlington, Vermont. Once in the Burlington area, participants join together for the LETR Final Leg, where torches are carried to University of Vermont for Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games opening ceremonies.
Today, law enforcement and public service personnel from more than fifty departments support Special Olympics Vermont athletes by taking part in the Torch Run, draping medals at state competitions, and raising funds through Torch Run t-Shirt sales and various LETR events each year. For information or to get involved, please contact Meghan Sweezey.
2020 T-SHIRT SALES.
Though the event date has changed, 2020 Vermont LETR T-shirts are on sale NOW! A long sleeve shirt option has been added for 2020 and the law enforcement community is excited about this year's design.
Thank you in advance for considering an order in support of local law enforcement and Special Olympics Vermont!
Order Deadline: Thursday, September 10th – Orders are due by Sept 10th to guarantee preferred size. Cost per shirt is $25 per short sleeve, $35 per long sleeve. Both long sleeve and short sleeve shirts are made of poly-blend dri-fit material with wicking properties. Sizes available are XS – 3XL.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council is the governing body of LETR activity and strategy in Vermont. Council members are elected to serve 3-year, renewable terms. The Council is led by Co-Directors who are elected to 2-year renewable terms.
Corrections - Northern State
Northfield Police Dept.
Vermont State Police Westminster
Burlington Police Dept.
Customs and Border Patrol