2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. As LETR Founder and retired Chief Richard LaMunyon once said, “What started in 1981…as a flicker of hope for Special Olympics has now become a roaring flame of stability for Special Olympics athletes worldwide.” Through the partnership of LETR and Special Olympics, we provide opportunities for athletes to empower and transform themselves, their communities and the world. LETR is changing the future for people with intellectual disabilities and lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion.

40th Anniversary Special Events


Cost:  $40 

Dates:  May 21 – June 4, 2021

Items Received:  40,000 Mile Challenge t-shirt and a coupon to RSVP to the 40th Anniversary Celebration in Wichita


Upon registering, participant agrees to track all miles (or KM to be converted) for the two (2) week span. 

Throughout the challenge, Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run members  will show YOU the original LETR route, inspiring messages, historical pictures, and walk you through how this amazing movement began. Our goal is to provide education on the history, growth, and future of LETR movement across Kansas and the globe. You will be asked to submit your total mileage on June 4 via a google form that will then be presented to Chief LaMunyon and the original runners of the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the 40th Celebration Party in Wichita, KS on June 5. 

Those interested in attending Celebration in Wichita will receive a coupon to RSVP for $10. Those not attending in person will receive link to watch the June 6th Celebration Torch Run on social media.

Those who register for the 40,000 Mile Challenge will get to take home this limited edition KS LETR 40th Anniversary shirt! The shirt will be automatically mailed to you if you participate!


Cost:  $50 ($10 if registered for 40,000 Challenge; free for Kansas LETR members who have fundraised in 2020-2021)

Dates:  June 5 – 6, 2021

Items Received:  40th Anniversary Kansas LETR t-shirt, Saturday night meal/drinks, Sunday Torch Run

Hotel:  Courtyard by Marriott, 820 E 2nd N, Wichita, KS 67202 • (316) 264-5300) Room rate – $124 (includes late check out) – BOOK ONLINE HERE

Transportation from ICT to hotel:  Triple B’s Express – Call 316-304-2771 to book


Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • 1500 – 2300 – Hotel check-in
  • 1900 – 2300 – 40th Celebration

Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • 0700 – 0800 – Shuttles to City Hall
  • 0800 – 0830 –Ceremony
  • 0830 – 0900 – Staging / Photos
  • 0900 – 1000 – 40th Torch Run in ICT
  • 1000 – 1030 – Photos at end
  • 1030 – 1130 – Shuttles to hotel
  • 1130 – 1400 – Late checkout
  • 1400 + – Transportation home

Those who register for the 40th Torch Run and Celebration will get to take home this limited edition KS LETR 40th Anniversary shirt! These shirts can be picked up when you check in at registration at your hotel. 

Disclaimer: you can only receive both shirts if you register for both events. Each registration guarantees each shirt.