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There is still time to sign up for the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Those participating in the Run/Walk will have access to a room upstairs at the Ryan Center to watch some of the opening ceremony prior to the run/walk, as well as again after. 

There is currently a chance of rain in the forecast.  We usually do run in rain, but obviously wouldn’t if it was a major storm. If for some reason rain hits and we can’t run, we still need people to run into Opening Ceremonies with the torch to light the cauldron.

Join us for the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The Law Enforcement Torch Run is changing the future for people with intellectual disabilities. Through the LETR and Special Olympics partnership we are lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion. Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Nebraska Summer Games. 

EVENT DATE: Thursday May 23, 2019

LOCATION: Rasmussen Center N 17th and Mike Fahey Streets Omaha, NE

SHIRT PICK UP: 6:00-6:45p Shirt pick up

START TIME: 7:00-7:30p 5K run/1.5 mile fun walk

REGISTRATION: $15 and includes a cotton t-shirt

The 5K run is ran as a group at a 10 minutes per mile pace. The route will take runners downtown and then back to the Rasmussen Center. Metro police will escort the run and be available to drive any runner who may fall behind the group. At the conclusion of the run all runners are encouraged to stay for the Special Olympics Nebraska Summer Games Opening Ceremonies to run into the ceremony to light the Games' cauldron (estimated to start around 8pm).

The 1.5-mile fun walk is for all ages. Kids 12 and under can participate in the walk for free (no t-shirt provided). The walk starts/ends with the run, but the route is throughout Creighton’s campus and will also be escorted by metro police.

Register by May 15th to be guaranteed your shirt size. Shirts will be distributed outside of the Rasmussen Center from 6-6:45pm before the start of the events. Participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian read and check the online waiver. If you do not wish to register online, you can also find the waiver and registration form online at

In addition to registering for the run/walk, participants can also create an individual fundraising page to collect donations from friends and family. As always, all proceeds will help support 7,500 Special Olympics Nebraska athletes. This is not required, so when you get to this section you can indicate that you don’t want to create the page.

2019 LETR with link

Specific questions regarding the run can be directed to Sgt. Alan Reyes of the Omaha Police Department,

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