Every year, thousands of law enforcement officers raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Missouri through the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Due to COVID-19, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) had to cancel the in-person portion for the State Summer Games and the Torch Run. They have instead scheduled a virtual Torch Run, which will take place the week of June 6th.


In honor of the 35th year of the Torch Run, everyone can run/walk/roll 3.5 miles in your neighborhood to participate.

You can pay $10 to participate; or if you pay and fundraise a total of $35 and you get a shirt. The official run will take place at 10 a.m., on Saturday, June 6. If you can’t participate on that day, you can take part any other day that week. Regardless of when you run, walk, or roll that week, take pictures and post them to social media with the hashtag #SOMOVirtualTorchRun.