Intrastate Relay

Beginning June 10, 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 15.

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 Special Olympics Illinois at 1-800-394-0562 or email

2018 Route

Information regarding the 2018 Torch Run Route will be available at the end of May 2018. Please check back for more information.