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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

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
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Date: TBA

Atwood

Contact: Greg Jones
785-626-3833
Date: TBA

Augusta

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Contact: Danny Strobbe
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Date: TBA

Colby

Contact: Luke Schulte
Email
Date: TBA

Dodge City

Contact: Jeff Mooradian
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Date: TBA

El Dorado to Wichita (Butler Co)

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Contact: Luke Grimes
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Date: TBA

Ellsworth to Salina

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Contact: Douglas Lawson
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Date: TBA

Emporia to El Dorado

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Contact: John Koelsch
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Date: TBA

Final Leg - Sedgwick Co

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Contact: Luke Schulte
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Date: TBA

Fort Riley

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Contact: Adam Hastert
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Date: TBA

Garden City

Contact: Gary Kuenstler
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Date: TBA

Goodland

Contact: Joni Showalter
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Date: TBA

Great Bend

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Contact: Jasmine Bell
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Date: TBA

Greenwood County

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Contact: H. Samuels
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Date: TBA

Haskell County

Contact: Derrick Ploutz
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Date: TBA

Hoxie

Contact: Brian Diercks
785-675-3291
Date: TBA

Humboldt

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Contact: Shannon T. Moore
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Date: TBA

Hutchinson - Reno County

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Contact: Andrew Soule
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Date: TBA

Junction City

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Contact: Matt Paquette
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Date: TBA

Kansas City, KS

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Contact: Osvaldo Navarro
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Date: TBA

Larned to Great Bend

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Contact: James Graham
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Date: TBA

Lawrence to Ottawa

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Contact: Doug Woods
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Date: TBA

Leavenworth County

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Contact: Jordan Zimmerman
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Lenexa

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Contact: Sgt. Jacy Thompson
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Manhattan

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Contact: Rachel Pate
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McConnell AFB

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Contact: Sr. A Gissel Meza
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McPherson

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Contact: Ryan Sherwood
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Date: TBA

Merriam

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Contact: Jeremiah Waters
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Date: TBA

Oakley

Contact: Dustin Shellito
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Date: TBA

Olathe

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Contact: Jeff Bragg
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Ottawa to Emporia

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Contact: Larabe Alexander
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Date: TBA

Pittsburg

Contact: Chris Moore
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Date: TBA

Plainville

Contact: Troy Rudman
785-434-2841
Date: TBA

Pottawatomie County

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Contact: Kevin Clark
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Date: TBA

Saline County

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Contact: Scott Trembley
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Stockton

Contact: Gary Knight
785-425-6312
Date: TBA

Topeka

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Contact: Kristi Powell
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Date: TBA

Winfield to Wichita

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Contact: Shawn Love
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Date: TBA