Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run

Since its inception in Wichita, many more Kansas Law Enforcement agencies have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR). This run turned fundraising campaign raises more than just thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.


In late April, the highlight of the Torch Run season begins when the Flame of Hope travels from all corners of the state throughout the month of May to the State Summer Games in Wichita. Officers from many different agencies escort the Flame of Hope on assigned legs throughout their local communities. The “Final Leg” is the culmination of the run, from Wichita City Hall to the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games at Maize South High School. The Most Inspirational Athlete of the preceding year carries the Torch into the stadium escorted by the officers and together they light the cauldron to open the State Summer Games. Officers award medals throughout the three days of competition.


The Law Enforcement Torch Run ® gives officers, athletes and the community the opportunity to come together for a superior cause. Whether inspired to volunteer, donate or participate, they can be confident knowing they are supporting the Special Olympics Kansas mission to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to be an athlete… and more… through acceptance, inclusion, physical fitness, health and nutrition programs, and leadership development. – Together we will achieve.


Don’t see a torch Run in your town/county? Contact Luke and let’s carry the FLAME OF HOPE through your community. To get started, review the Leg Coordinator’s checklist, then download this registration form, complete it and send it to SOKS.


2024 Merch now available!

The new Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt is now available for purchase for law enforcement agencies and the general public.

If you are an agency coordinator and would like to place your order, please be sure to include your Torch runners as they carry the torch this season. 

If you are a member of the general public and would like to have a shirt shipped to your doorstep we can do that! We would love to have your support.

Email Jake LaMunyon at lamunyonj@soks.org with your shirt size and shipping info to order. 

Special Olympics Kansas Merch

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For specialized merch like fundraiser or competition merch, visit the Special Olympics Kansas General Store in person at all state competition events throughout the state. Find an event near you