The Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Global Virtual Torch Run in 2020.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has meant that many things have had to change this year.
Traditionally, one of the highlights of the LETR International Conference is the 5km Torch Run which is held on the final day of the Conference. In recent years, we have run from Coors Field to Mile High Stadium in Denver, along the 'Strip' in Las Vegas and through Disneyworld in Orlando.
With the cancellation of the 2020 LETR International Conference due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Council went looking for ways to celebrate our successes and help the Torch Run community stay connected.
We believe that a Virtual Torch Run held on a grand global scale can meet those goals.
The 2020 LETR International Conference Torch Run would have been held on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
What better day than that to run the inaugural Global Virtual Torch Run
We'd love you to join us on September 20 but if you can't make that day, you can still do your run on any day in September
GLOBAL VIRTUAL TORCH RUN LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chief Steve Casstevens President, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Honorary Chair, LETR Global Virtual Torch Run
Kevin Brown Special Olympics New York athlete
Team Captain, LETR Global Virtual Torch Run
Jason Johnson Law Enforcement Torch Run Montana LETR International Executive Council member
Chair, LETR Global Virtual Torch Run Planning Team
The big day for the Global Virtual Torch Run is Sunday, September 20, 2020 but that doesn't mean that you have to wait till then to run - or miss out if you can't make it on the day.
You can complete your run anytime in September. Remember to post photos and/or video of your run on social media using the #globaltorchrun.
You can run, walk or cycle anywhere you like. It could be in your suburb, town or village, in a city near you, past an iconic building or landmark. You can run alone or in a group (complying with your local social distancing rules of course) - don't forget to wear something that identifies you as a Torch Runner or Special olympics athlete, family member, staff member or supporter.
It doesn't have to 5km either. You can run 10km if you want! (or 4km or 2km or even 1km). It's not about the distance that you cover - it's more about the effort you m are to participate.
Just remember to share your images and video on social media so that the world gets to see that LETR is a true global movement
Let's make something very clear here - this event is not about fundraising - there are no registration fees required to participate
This event is all about making sure that we don't forget about the athletes - doing something together (but apart) that will hopefully give all of you an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues in the global Torch Run community and of course the athletes of Special Olympics.
We have created six Registration Categories:
Law Enforcement Torch Runner Special Olympics athlete Athlete's Family Special Olympics Staff Corporate Partner Supporter
If you think you fit into one of those categories then you are free to join us - and it is FREE to join us.
But we do want you to register - so we have an idea about how many of you will be participating on the day - we'll also be looking for you to confirm your participation after the event and tell us how far you ran - or walked - or cycled
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT")
In consideration of participating in the 2020 LETR Global Virtual Torch Run (“2020 GVTR” or “event”), I represent that I understand the nature of virtual run events and that I and/or my minor child am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I acknowledge that if I and/or my minor child believe event conditions are unsafe, I and/or my minor child will immediately discontinue participation in the activity.
I fully understand that the virtual run events involve risks of serious bodily injury, including viral infections, bacterial infections and other communicable diseases and illnesses, permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "releasees" named below; and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or my minor child incur as a result of my and/or my minor child’s participation in the activity.
I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Special Olympics Inc. (“Special Olympics”), its administrators, directors, agents, officers, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the activity takes place (each considered one of the "RELEASEES” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the "releasees" or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk I, or anyone on my and/or my minor child's behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost that any may incur as the result of such claim.
I have read this Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement and Parental Consent Agreement, understand that I have given up substantial rights by agreeing to the 'Terms and Conditions' in the 2020 LETR Global Virtual Torch Run Registration Form shown on this page and have done so freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council is proud to be associated with a number of great partners, sponsors and affiliates.
Whether it be in connection with our International Conference, or the LETR Final Leg in support of the Special Olympics World Games, or more generally through ongoing support and assistance, both monetary and 'in-kind' it is greatly appreciated.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
We have created a toolbox of items that are designed to help you in getting the most out of the event - click on the links below to view or download the toolbox documents.