Law Enforcement Torch Run 2012 Run Week
- September 9 - 15, 2012
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort forLETR Logo Special Olympics International. Michigan's Torch Run program had a record breaking year in 2010, raising over $614,000 for the 19,620 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.
To receive a shirt it is $25.00 with the Runner Registration Form.
Run week is composed of three components: Central Route, Travel Team and Community Runs. The 2012 Run Week starts on September 8th through the 15th.
Central Route - Central Route was started in 1981 by a group of officers out of Macomb County Sheriff's Department. Central Route started officially fundraising for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run® in 1984. Central Route is a 750 non-stop relay run from Copper Harbor to Sterling Heights. Central Route is composed of three run teams: Michigan State Police, Fraternal Order of Police and Michigan Department of Corrections. Each team has at least 6 runners who each run 5 mile legs averaging eight minutes a mile. Each team runs 30 miles at a time.
Travel Team - The Travel Team is a group of runners from both Law Enforcement and Corrections that travel for a week throughout the state and visit two to three runs a day in different communities to raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run®. The Travel Team is out the same week as Central Route, however they cover a different schedule. To get more involved with the Travel Team please contact Andrea Rachko at email@example.com or (989) 774-3911.
Community Runs - Community Runs are runs that take place preferably during Run Week. These runs are put on by a local agency and are fundraising events for Law Enforcement Torch Run® as well as ways to create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan within local communities.