Intrastate Relay and Final Leg

Intrastate Relay/Torch Run Week 

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 21,000 traditional athletes and more than 7,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois. This week leading up to Summer Games, law enforcement personnel across the state carry the Flame of Hope® nearly 1,500 miles to its final destination – the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games. 

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Intrastate Relay will be held June 1-7 and conclude with the Final Leg being held on Friday, June 7 in conjunction with the 2024 Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games Opening Ceremony. 

Intra-State Relays

Leg Leaders/Leg Coordinators must submit their route information to Kia Christensen by May 3, 2024 to ensure Torch and Banners will arrive in time. If you are having issues coordinating with your leg leader please reach out and Special Olympics Illinois Staff can help coordinate.

All runners/ participants must complete a  2024 Waiver.  Please send all completed waivers to Special Olympics Illinois, Attn: LETR, 605 E. Willow St., Normal, IL 61761. 

View the current list of Torch Run Routes and Leg Coordinators.

Fundraising Option 

Departments are welcome to use the Intra-State Torch Run as an awareness and fundraising opportunity.

Final Leg/Summer Games 

If you are planning to attend Summer Games, there are many ways to get involved. Click Here to view the 2024 Torch Run Summer Games Schedule and FAQ

Officers from all over Illinois are invited to attend the 2024 Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games! This is a three day event held in Bloomington-Normal. There will be 3000-4000 athletes competing and we need YOUR help to cheer them on! The LETR Department has a room block with a discounted rate, if you are interested in joining the room block reach out to Kia or Taylor. This room block is limited to Law Enforcement Officers and LETR volunteers.

Want to get a FREE Hotel Room for the weekend? Reach out and ask how you can REDEEM Year End Incentives to get a FREE Room for the weekend! Questions about Summer Games and the Final Leg?

Kia Christensen KChristensen@soill.org

Taylor Wiscons twiscons@soill.org 708-860-2332

To stay up-to-date on LETR events, be sure to subscribe to our Illinois LETR eNews. If you are not currently receiving our eNews, please email torchrun@soill.org to sign up.


Jun 01 - 07 2024


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Kia Christensen


Kia Christensen

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Taylor Wiscons
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