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2021 Virtual Torch Run - 0

Join us on June 20, 2021

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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL). Every year, law enforcement personnel across the state dedicate countless hours to help raise funds and awareness for the 23,100 traditional athletes and more than 13,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois. Traditionally the week leading up to Summer Games, law enforcement personnel across the state would carry the Flame of Hope® nearly 1,500 miles to its final destination - the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games. 

Special Olympics Illinois is excited to have begun our Return To Play initiative! Unfortunately, Summer Games will not be held in person this year. Due to this, the annual 2021 Intra-State Relay, aka Torch Run, will be held in a hybrid format but that means YOU have an opportunity to participate in something typically reserved only for law enforcement personnel.  

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is asking EVERYONE (law enforcement, coaches, families, SOILL athletes, sponsors, fans, etc.) to help keep the Flame of Hope® burning bright by pledging to run/walk/bike two miles during the month of June. Than share your photos/videos with us the week of June 21 - 26 as we 'Carry the Flame' together during the 2021 #SOILLVirtualTorchRun. 

How Does It Work? 

The Virtual Torch Run is a great way to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois no matter where you are! Participants pledge to walk, run, or bike two miles anytime through June 26. The best part is you get to pick your own method, path, and pace. How you cover those two miles is completely up to YOU!  Participate as an individual or create a team with family, friends, and coworkers. Each participant will receive a printable #SOILLVirtualTorchRun sign after registration to snap a picture with during your efforts.  Share this photo and others from your journey with us on social media the week of June 21 - 26 by using #SOILLVirtualTorchRun and tagging @IllinoisLETR on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to follow Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Facebook and Instagram pages for a chance to see your photos highlighted!

Participant Types: 

Participant & 2021 LETR T-Shirt - $30 Registration Fee



Participant Only: $20 Registration Fee 


Special Olympics Athlete & 2021 LETR T-Shirt - $20 Registration Fee


  • Special Olympics Athlete participation in 2021 Virtual Torch Run
  • Virtual Torch Run Medal courtesy of Palos Sports, School Health Corporation
  • Printable #SOILLVirtualTorchRun Sign
  • 2021 LETR T-Shirt
Special Olympics Athlete: No Registration Fee


Participants can create an online fundraising page to share their #SOILLVirtualTorchRun story with family and friends! Don't forget to ask them to donate to your efforts or dust off their sneakers and join in the fun! Click here to download the off-line donor form!

Who Does It Benefit? 

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. 



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