Run with our Michigan Law Enforcement Officers to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Michigan athletes during Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Run Week presented by Subway this week.
43 community runs are taking place throughout Michigan during and after LETR Run Week. Participants will get the opportunity to run side-by-side with their local law enforcement and corrections personnel while raising awareness and money for Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Registration is $25 and includes a LETR Run Week shirt. A complete list of dates and locations can be found below.
To register at a community near you or find out more information, visit www.somi.org/runweek.
During Run Week, additional LETR members will be running a nonstop 750-mile relay that starts in Copper Harbor in the tip of the Upper Peninsula and ends downstate in Belle Isle. This is known as the Central Route run and starts early on Saturday, September 8, and ends on Friday, September 14. This relay is composed of three teams; Michigan State Police, Fraternal Order of Police and Michigan Department of Corrections. Each team has at least six runners who each run a five mile leg. Each team runs 30 miles at a time.
These runners have been raising money all year so they can participate in the event. LETR has more than 85,000 law enforcement officers involved worldwide and has raised more than $300 million dollars in the 39 years that it has supported Special Olympics.
LETR Run Week is proudly presented by Subway. Donations made at more than 600 local Subway restaurants Sept. 4th through Sept. 24th will help provide funding to promote active lifestyles for more than 27,000 Michigan athletes. A list of participating restaurants can be found at www.somi.org/runweek.
Each year Subway supports charities and philanthropic organizations through corporate donations and sponsorships to encourage active lifestyles and help make the world a better place. The Subway system is committed to providing a wide range of great tasting food choices while reducing the environmental footprint and creating a positive influence in the communities they serve around the world.
LETR Run Week Dates and Locations
For complete details on each community run, visit the links below.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Iron Mountain: https://www.firstgiving.com/miletr/iron18
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Sault Ste. Marie: https://www.firstgiving.com/miletr/ssm18