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KANSAS LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUNs

Since its inception in Wichita, many more Kansas Law Enforcement agencies have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR). This run turned fundraising campaign raises more than just thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.

In late April, the highlight of the Torch Run season begins when the Flame of Hope travels from all corners of the state throughout the month of May to the State Summer Games in Wichita. Officers from many different agencies escort the Flame of Hope on assigned legs throughout their local communities. The “Final Leg” is the culmination of the run, from Wichita City Hall to the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games at Wichita State University. The Most Inspirational Athlete of the preceding year carries the Torch into the stadium escorted by the officers and together they light the cauldron to open the State Summer Games. Officers award medals throughout the three days of competition.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ® gives officers, athletes and the community the opportunity to come together for a superior cause. Whether inspired to volunteer, donate or participate, they are be confident knowing they are supporting the Special Olympics Kansas mission to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to be an athlete… and more… through acceptance, inclusion, physical fitness, health and nutrition programs, and leadership development. – Together we will achieve.

Torch Run Season is Now Here!

All members of law enforcement (city, county, state, & federal) are encouraged to register for the Torch Run in their local community!  Each runner is asked to raise at least $50 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas and will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Sponsorship of runners is encouraged.

Online registrations and donations can be solicited online through this webpage. Offline registrations and donations can be done by downloading and completing the waiver and sending it, along with the donations, to the address on the bottom or by giving them to your agency coordinator.

 
Fort Riley Torch Runners

Summer Games Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved for May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019. The special room rate will be available until May 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click HERE.

See you at the Hampton Inn Wichita Northwest in May!

RUN ROUTES ARE DUE TO LUKE SCHULTE, schultel@ksso.org, BY MAY 1ST.  

Don’t see a torch Run in your town/county?  Contact Luke and let’s carry the FLAME OF HOPE through your community. To get started, review the Leg Coordinator’s checklist, then download this registration form, complete it and send it to SOKS.

UPCOMING TORCH RUNS

Andover

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Contact: Troy Snedeker
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

Atwood

Contact: Greg Jones
785-626-3833
Date: FALL 2019

Augusta

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Contact: Danny Strobbe
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

Colby

Contact: Luke Schulte
Email
Date: FALL 2019

Dodge City

Contact: Jeff Mooradian
Email
Date: FALL 2019

El Dorado to Wichita (Butler Co)

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Contact: Luke Grimes
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

Ellsworth to Salina

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Contact: Douglas Lawson
Email
Date: May 24, 2019

Emporia to El Dorado

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Contact: John Koelsch
Email
Date: May 29-30, 2019

Final Leg - Sedgwick Co

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Contact: Luke Schulte
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

Fort Riley

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Contact: Adam Hastert
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

Garden City

Contact: Gary Kuenstler
Email
Date: SUMMER 2019

Goodland

Contact: Joni Showalter
Email
Date: FALL 2019

Great Bend

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Contact: Jasmine Bell
Email
Date: May 22, 2019

Greenwood County

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Contact: H. Samuels
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

Haskell County

Contact: Derrick Ploutz
Email
Date: SUMMER 2019

Hoxie

Contact: Brian Diercks
785-675-3291
Date: FALL 2019

Humboldt

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Contact: Shannon T. Moore
Email
Date: May 24, 2019

Hutchinson - Reno County

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Contact: Andrew Soule
Email
Date: May 23, 2019

Junction City

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Contact: Matt Paquette
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

Kansas City, KS

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Contact: Osvaldo Navarro
Email
Date: May 28, 2019

Larned to Great Bend

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Contact: James Graham
Email
Date: May 22, 2019

Lawrence to Ottawa

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Contact: Doug Woods
Email
Date: May 28, 2019

Leavenworth County

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Contact: Jordan Zimmerman
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

Lenexa

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Contact: Sgt. Jacy Thompson
Email
Date: June 4, 2019

Manhattan

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Contact: Rachel Pate
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

McConnell AFB

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Contact: Sr. A Gissel Meza
Email
Date: May 31, 2019

McPherson

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Contact: Ryan Sherwood
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

Merriam

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Contact: Jeremiah Waters
Email
Date: May 29, 2019

Oakley

Contact: Dustin Shellito
Email
Date: FALL 2019

Olathe

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Contact: Jeff Bragg
Email
Date: May 29, 2019

Ottawa to Emporia

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Contact: Larabe Alexander
Email
Date: May 29, 2019

Pittsburg

Contact: Chris Moore
Email
Date: March 2019

Plainville

Contact: Troy Rudman
785-434-2841
Date: FALL 2019

Pottawatomie County

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Contact: Kevin Clark
Email
Date: May 30, 2019

Saline County

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Contact: Scott Trembley
Email
Date: May 24, 2019

Stockton

Contact: Gary Knight
785-425-6312
Date: FALL 2019 

Topeka

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Contact: Kristi Powell
Email
Date: May 29, 2019

Winfield to Wichita

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Contact: Shawn Love
Email
Date: May 31, 2019