Shelter Insurance Torch Run

In 2013, Shelter Insurance® helped bring the Show-Me STATE GAMES Torch Run back with a great start, including a run in six cities! The goal of the Torch Run is to create exposure for the GAMES throughout Missouri, with the ultimate goal of attracting participants to take part in Missouri’s Olympic-style sports festival in Columbia.

The Shelter Insurance® Show-Me STATE GAMES Torch Run would not be possible without the support of Shelter Insurance®, who is much more than a financial backer, but a true partner, providing support, volunteers and expertise to make the Torch Run events and the GAMES the success they are today.

2020 Virtual Shelter Insurance® Show-Me STATE GAMES Torch Run 

The Show-Me State Games Shelter Insurance Torch is a symbol of bringing our state together for fun and exciting competition and during these trying times, we want to encourage everyone to stay active and Carry the Torch together.

While we won’t be traveling with the Torch this spring, you can still be a part of this Olympic-style tradition in the safety of your own home or neighborhood! Here’s how to join:

  1. Run, walk, play your favorite sport in your backyard or home.
  2. Take a photo (pic or it didn’t happen, right!?). Bonus if you wear a Show-Me State Games shirt or medal, tag a friend and/or print out our Torch image to include in your photo
  3. Email photo to or post it on our Facebook page.
  4. We will share submissions and have weekly giveaways for Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards.

Carry the Torch today so we’ll be ready to compete when we all get back together in the future! #CarryTheTorch

Run the Torch!

Individuals interested in running the torch can email Emily Lorenz at for more details.