The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. Since its inception in 1986, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $39 million!
Beginning June 4, law enforcement throughout Illinois will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through hundreds of communities via 23 different legs (routes). The Flame of Hope will ultimately be delivered to Bloomington-Normal for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games on June 9!