Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics held Thursday

Lassen County’s law enforcement community hosts the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Thursday, June 15.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 7 a.m. at the Historic Lassen County Courthouse and the run begins at 7:30 a.m. The run ends at the Lassen County Hall of Justice.

The goal of the event is to raise funds and public awareness to enhance the quality of life for more than 26,000 children with intellectual disabilities throughout Northern California.

There are several ways for the public to participate in this event. One could sign up to be a runner or cheer the runners at the finish line. Join our law enforcement community to escort the Special Olympics torch, the “Flame of Hope,” on its journey to the 2023 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local, regional, State and world competitions. Annually, almost 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebrating diversity, uniting communities around the globe.

The public also may register to run or make a donation at