Intrastate Relay

Beginning June 7, 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 12.

Departments interested in raising donations in conjunction with their local Torch Run can create an online fundraising page by clicking here.  For instructions on how to register, click here.

Departments interested in participating in their local Torch Run route should contact Katie Risley at Special Olympics Illinois by calling 309-533-3725 or All runners should complete the 2020 Runner Registration Form and turn it in at Summer Games or mail to SOILL- Attention Torch Run ; 605 E. Willow Normal, IL 61761.

LETR Volunteers at Summer Games

There are a wide variety of opportunities available for Torch Run volunteers during Summer Games weekend!  Law Enforcement personnel are needed to award medals,  attend Opening Ceremony, volunteer as a sitting duck in the LETR dunk tank, help sell raffle tickets or even display your squad car in Olympic Town.

This year, Olympic Town will be located to the parking lot of Turner Hall, situated next to ISU’s Redbird Arena. Check back for an official map of the site!

All LETR volunteers are required to check-in at Torch Run Central located in Olympic Town (parking lot of Turner Hall) on Saturday, June 13 between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You will then be assigned a venue to award medals.