Torch Run for Special Olympics Comes to Sammamish

Release Date: August 13, 2021
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The Special Olympics Torch will make its way through Sammamish on August 20. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. For 40 years, LETR has raised awareness and funding for Special Olympics all over the world.

Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the Flame of Hope, symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.


Where is the Torch Run route for Sammamish?

The Sammamish leg of the Torch Run will start at City Hall and run along the sidewalk of 228th Avenue SE to the South Sammamish Park & Ride at 228th Ave SE and Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE

What time does the Torch run start and end?

The Torch Run will start at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the run should take approximately 15 minutes.

Who is doing the Sammamish Torch Run?

Sammamish Police Officer Will Weisberg will lead the run with the Sammamish Police Explorers.

Where can spectators watch?

Everyone is invited to come, watch and cheer the runners at City Hall for the start of the Torch Run or at the South Sammamish Park and Ride for the finish. We ask that spectators do not block the sidewalk for the Torch Run, and please adhere to all COVID guidelines regarding mask wearing and keeping distance from others.


Find a complete list of all Torch Run start times for King County Sheriff's Office contract cities here:

Learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign here: