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Torch Run


The Torch Run is a running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ in a series of 22 legs covering over 800 miles throughout the state ending at the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Plans are currently underway for the 2014 Torch Run which will end at the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, May 30th.

2014 marks the 30th year of the partnership between Law Enforcement and Special Olympics New Hampshire. There are many fundraising initiatives that Law Enforcement officers can be involved in. You can raise funds for SONH and the LETR by soliciting donations/sponsorships for running in the Torch Run itself, by selling Torch Run Icons at local businesses, by pumping gas at the Fueling Dreams To Serve and Protect promotion. Funds can be raised easily with minimal effort by creating an on-line fundraising page.

Leg Leaders
Summer Games & Torch Run
Torch Run Brochure: Provides general event information.
Torch Run Participant Form: All participants need to fill this out and return to their leg leader or the SONH office.
Torch Run Waiver: Must be completed by all participants prior to their run.
Torch Run Envelope:  Return this form with any cash donations.
Adopt a Mile:  Consider sponsoring a mile of the Final Leg.
Run Date Leg
May 17       Berlin-Gorham
May 17       Tamworth-Wolfeboro
May 17 Wolfeboro-Alton
May 17 Pittsburg-Colebrook
May 17 Colebrook-Lancaster
May 17 & 18    Lancaster-Lincoln
May 22 Plymouth-Holderness
May 22 Hanover-Grafton
May 23 
May 27 Meredith-Franklin
May 28 Winchester-Roxbury
May 28 Salem-Hudson
May 28 Nashua-Manchester
May 28  
May 29 Manchester-Concord
May 29 Peteborough-Hillsborough
May 29 Hillsborough-Concord
May 29  
Charlestown-New London
May 30 New Durham-Durham
May 30 Newington-Durham
May 30 Final Leg:  Concord-Durham
TBD Rindge-Peterborough
Other Summer Games Information 
  • Law Enforcement will hand out medals and ribbons to athletes on May 30th and May 31st - Any interested members of law enforcement should contact chelseag@sonh.org or by phone at (603) 624-1250.  
For More Information
  • Contact Chelsea Gill via email or by phone at (603) 624-1250 ext. 42.

State Winter Games
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