Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

Before competition begins this July, an elite group of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Washington state. From June 27 through July 1, 47 law enforcement officers representing 47 states, along with six Special Olympics athletes, will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR).

For more information about LETR and to see the runners selected for the 2018 USA Games LETR Final Leg, click here.

Final Leg at Glendale, California

LETR Stops

The LETR Final Leg team will conduct multiple runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities across Washington state to raise awareness for Special Olympics and generate excitement for the 2018 USA Games. The 2018 Final Leg culminates on July 1 when the LETR team escorts the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Run Routes Here

ROUTE 1 | june 27

  • Pavilion Park, Liberty Lake
  • Riverfront Park, Spokane
  • Sun Basin Plaza, Ephrata
  • Memorial Park, Wenatchee
  • Front Street Stage, Leavenworth

route 1 | june 28

  • Fort Lewis McChord, Fort Lewis
  • Le May Car Museum, Tacoma
  • Celebration Park, Federal Way
  • Municipal Court, Everett
  • Tulalip Ampitheatre, Tulalip Bay

ROUTE 2 | june 27

  • Pavilion Park, Liberty Lake
  • Kennewick Police Dept, Kennewick
  • Millenium Plaza, Yakima
  • Memorial Park, Ellensburg


route 2 | june 28

  • Fort Vancouver Bandstand, Vancouver
  • Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial, Olympia
  • Alderbrook Resort, Shelton

both routes | june 29

  • Seattle Center, Seattle
  • Brooks Trailhead, Seattle
  • Redmond Town Center, Redmond
  • Downtown Park, Bellevue
  • The Museum of Flight, Tukwila

ROUTE 1 | june 30

  • Bremerton Boardwalk, Bremerton
  • Bell Harbor Pier 66, Seattle
  • Town Square, Burien

ROUTE 2 | june 30

  • Starbucks HQ, Seattle
  • Sounders FC @ CenturyLink Field, Seattle
  • Town Square, Burien

both routes | july 1

  • Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony, Seattle
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About LETR

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) is a volunteer movement that was established by members of the law enforcement community to support Special Olympics. The mission of LETR is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement.

LETR began in 1981, when Wichita, Kansas (USA) Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to increase awareness of Special Olympics. He also saw it as an ideal way to get local law enforcement personnel involved with the Special Olympics community. The LETR was quickly adopted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Founding organization of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. What started as a flicker over thirty years ago has grown into a roaring flame of support and stability for Special Olympics athletes worldwide.

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