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Special Olympics Nevada to hold 1st-ever 'Flame of Hope' Virtual Run & Fundraiser

Special Olympics Nevada to hold 1st-ever 'Flame of Hope' Virtual Run & Fundraiser

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Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) will hold it’s first-ever “Flame of Hope” virtual run and fundraiser, August 4 through September 12. Open to the public to participate, the virtual run is a new addition to the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run ® (LETR). Traditionally, SONV holds the LETR that features more than 500 law enforcement officers from 42 agencies throughout the state, alongside SONV athletes, carrying the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” from Boulder City to Reno for the Summer Games. Instead, the Games were held virtually last month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SONV is asking the community to support its athletes and programs by registering to run, bike, swim or walk either a 10k, 5k, or a JR. run between August 2 and September 12. Participants can log their miles and time by using any fitness tracking device then enter in their miles on the SONV homepage. ( SONV is also encouraging all participants to share a photo to social media. On September 4th, SONV will host the traditional LETR with social distancing protocols in place, which will go through various notable pit stops in Nevada. Interested participants can register online for the virtual run at

The mission of LETR, in partnership with our communities, is to support SONV through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes. Nevada officers fundraise at LETR events throughout the year, including the Torch Run, and have raised more than $3 million for Special Olympics Nevada since 2002, including more than $269,119 last year.


Open to the public along with Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement personnel from various local agencies.

When and where

Sunday, August 2 through Saturday, September 12, 2020

To register please visit


Please tag SONV’s respective social media accounts including @sonevada and include hashtags such as #SONV, #run4hopeNV and #myflameSONV


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