"Flame of Hope" Lights the Way during the Final Leg

Final Leg Photos

Hundreds of officers from local, county, state, federal, and military agencies will go above the normal call of duty and run in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg for Special Olympics Southern California.

The officers will champion acceptance and inclusion as they carry the "Flame of Hope" 1,500 miles and through 200 Southern California communities in May and June 2015. The Final Leg will end at the 2015 Summer Games Opening Ceremony, where the torch will light the cauldron to symbolize the start of the Games.

Through the Final Leg, the officers raise awareness and funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Southern California. They also educate the community about the gifts, talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and promote unity and respect for all.

Final Leg Routes

The Final Leg is made up of three main legs (North, Central, and South) and a dozen smaller legs.

  • The Northern Leg starts in San Luis Obispo County and travels south through Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties.
  • The Los Angeles (Central) Leg covers the entire Los Angeles County.
  • The Southern Leg begins in San Diego and travels north to Orange County. It also goes through Riverside and San Bernardino Counties before entering Los Angeles County.
  • Other shorter legs include Antelope Valley (covers part of northern Los Angeles County), Imperial Valley, Kern County, Riverside County, Central Riverside County (Hemet to Cabazon), Santa Clarita, and Temecula.

Participate in the Final Leg

Lead the charge in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg by signing up as a runner and raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Southern California.

If you or your agency would like to carry the "Flame of Hope," please contact Rich Fernandez at rfernandez@sosc.org or 562.502.1132.

Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by
Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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