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Law Enforcement Torch Run: Runner Information

Thank you for your interest in the Law Enforcement Torch Run! Read on for important information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Forms & Information

For completing the Participation Form & Waiver, you will receive a lightweight 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt to wear during your run!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything to participate?
No!  There is no registration fee or fundraising requirement to participate in the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run.
How can I become a runner?
Please contact Mary Conroy at (603) 624-1250 x26.  She will talk with you about where you can participate and connect you with the person coordinating that portion of the Torch Run. 
What if the full run is too long for me?
No problem, you can still join in on the fun! There will be transportation along the run that will allow runners to get off and on as they please throughout the route.
I'm not Law Enforcement, can I run?
Yes!  The Torch Run is open to anyone!
How old do you have to be to participate?
There is no minimum age requirement to participate in the Torch Run.  We do require that anyone 17 years of age or younger have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form.
What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run?
The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas (USA) Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for and increase awareness for Special Olympics. Special Olympics New Hampshire would not be where we are today without the dedication and support from Law Enforcement Officials and Agencies around the state. 2018 marks our 33 year of partnership with New Hampshire Law Enforcement agencies and officials. Since its inception, New Hampshire Law Enforcement have raised $5,137,868.84 and continue to be role models, mentors and friends to our 3,077 athletes.The mission for the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run is to run for awareness and integrity for the 3,077 athletes we serve in New Hampshire. Our goal is for the Flame of Hope to travel 550 miles throughout New Hampshire and congregate in Durham, New Hampshire to kick off the State Summer Games 2018 at The University of New Hampshire.


The primary goal of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to build awareness about Special Olympics in communities across the state.  Our secondary goal is to raise funds.  Fundraising for the Law Enforcement Torch Run is not required, but if you would like to help us raise funds, please read on to get started.
Credit Card Donations
Creating your personal fundraising webpage is a quick and easy way to raise funds.  You can add messages, pictures and videos to your page then share a link to your page with friends and family via email or social media.  Folks can give with a credit card directly to your run. Donors will receive a thank you for their donation via email.  Click here to create your page.
Check Donations
Checks should be made payable to SONH.  We will mail a thank you letter or postcard for each check to the name and address listed on the check.  Please give all check donations to your leg leader or mail them to us at SONH, 650 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03101.
Cash Donations
Please use the cash donor record form to record any cash donations.  We will mail or email a thank you letter or postcard to each donor listed on your cash donor record form.  Please give all cash donations to your leg leader.  Please do not mail cash.


Earn Law Enforcement Torch Run branded items for reaching fundraising milestones!