Everyone can participate in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Hampshire is virtual this year - join in Nov. 26-Dec. 6

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Hampshire turns 36 years old in 2020. While the Torch Run will certainly look different in 2020, not even a pandemic can still the spirit of the Flame of Hope.

For the past 35 years the Law Enforcement Torch Run has featured members of New Hampshire Law Enforcement running with the Flame of Hope in 28 different “legs” of a route that crisscrosses the Granite State. The Torch Run usually happens earlier in the year, is associated with the SONH State Summer Games at UNH and the runners are predominately members of NH Law Enforcement.

In 2020 the Torch Run has been re-imagined to a virtual event that anyone can participate in!

Anyone who wants to support this year’s event can purchase a “Braver Together” T-shirt or hat for $30. When someone makes a purchase at www.SONH.org they will be asked to pledge the number of miles they intend to run. Those that are running, walking or rolling in the virtual Torch Run are asked to wear their Braver Together item(s) and join others doing the same between Nov. 26 and Dec. 6. Anyone not wanting to run can simply answer the mileage question with a zero and know that their purchase will still support SONH at this critical time.

“For the past 35 years members of New Hampshire Law Enforcement have demonstrated commitment and dedication to our athletes” according to Mary Conroy, president and CEO of SONH. “Our athletes and staff look forward to this event every year.” Dave Bailey is the Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Hampshire and he adds “We’re looking forward to a great turnout from members of law enforcement, and for the first time, members of the community.”

SONH plans on posting Torch Run pictures and videos on the SONH website and social media channels so athletes know that they are not alone.

Go here for information about the Virtual Torch Run and Braver Together Items.

Looking for more virtual runs this fall, go here.

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