Every year, law enforcement officers in New Jersey exchange their uniforms for running gear as they carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout the Garden State into the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games Opening Ceremony.

After traveling more than 750 miles, this flame will eventually make its way to light the cauldron to signal the official start of the Summer Games, the largest competition event of the year.

Why Participate?

This fundraiser, one of the largest annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey events, not only raises funds but is a chance for the law enforcement community to show their support and admiration of our athletes.

As a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, I always feel privileged to carry the torch. This is our chance to become a champion for the cause, to show the members of our communities how talented  our local Special Olympics athletes are.

– Chief Robert Belfiore, Director of the New Jersey Torch Run

Register to Run

Law Enforcement agencies from all over New Jersey take part in the Annual Torch Run. Each agency takes part in a designated leg of the run based on their location. Agencies must be registered in order to participate.

The 40th Annivesary Torch Run will take place on Friday, June 9th. 


Make a Donation

Use the button below to make a donation to the 2023 Annual Torch Run. Thank you to ALL of our law enforcement to continuing to make this grassroots level fundraiser such a success!

 Make a Donation

Get In Touch

For information on the Annual Torch Run or any other Law Enforcement Torch Run events, contact letr@sonj.org.