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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.

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LETR Shirts.

2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt Sales are open. Please note that t-shirts ordered after August 22nd are not guaranteed to arrive by the Torch Run 


This year, we're back with short sleeve shirts available at $25 and long sleeve shirts for $35. Shipping is calculated at checkout. Card and checks accepted. 

Product Details:

Lightweight, roomy and highly breathable, these moisture-wicking, feature PosiCharge technology to lock in color and prevent logos from fading. 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester interlock with PosiCharge technology Removable tag for comfort and relabeling Set-in sleeves.

We will not have samples of each size in our office, click the button below for size details of the shirts:


The 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled to take place from September 11-16 with Final Legs leading into Northern and Southern Fall Games Opening Ceremonies happening on September 16th and 17th in St. Albans and Manchester, respectively.

Questions about T-Shirt Sales?

Please contact LETR Liaison, Harry Conn -;

(802) 861-0278.


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.


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.

Executive Council


South Burlington Police Dept.



Council Members

Winooski Police Dept.

Zach VanValkenburgh

Vermont State Police Westminster


Burlington Police Dept.


Customs and Border Patrol


Corrections - Northern State

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