Just like at the Olympic Games, there will also be a Torch Run at the Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), is a long-standing tradition at the World Games that gets everyone in the mood for the upcoming event. The Special Olympics Flame of Hope™ will be lit in Athens, Greece, and will be carried through Germany before its ceremonial arrival at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. The Torch Run will be taking place at the following locations in Berlin and Brandenburg between 14 and 17 June 2023:
Fürstenwalde, Rüdersdorf, Bernau bei Berlin and Panketal, Eberswalde
Rathenow, Brandenburg an der Havel, Kleinmachnow and Teltow, Potsdam
Treptow-Köpenick, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Lichtenberg, Mitte
Mitte, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Neukölln, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Spandau
Torch Run in the Host Towns
The Special Olympics Organisation has initiated the “Inclusion Day powered by Special Olympics World Games” as a supplement to the traditional LETR® Final Leg. Its aim is to create awareness of the Special Olympics movement throughout Germany.
This will give all the Host Towns the opportunity to celebrate their own Torch Runs together with the international delegations on 13 June 2023. SCHUFA staff will be taking part in the Torch Runs in the following cities: