Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement personnel around the world who want to help Special Olympics athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an inspiring, joyful phenomenon that has raised more than $3 million in British Columbia since 1990. To date, the LETR has raised more than $600 million for Special Olympics programs around the world. In B.C., the LETR has helped increase the athlete base to more than 4,600 registered athletes in 57 communities around the province.

Many LETR events take place throughout the year, with various organizations participating including municipal police departments, RCMP, and special forces such as the Canada Border Services Agency, Canadian National Police Service, Correctional Service of Canada, and Metro Vancouver Transit Police.

The annual signature event of the LETR is the Torch Run, which takes place in communities around the province.

Check out the video below to catch the spirit of the LETR.

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Charlotte Taylor
Manager, Fund Development & LETR Liaision

Special Olympics BC
Email: ctaylor@specialolympics.bc.ca
Phone: 604.737.3056


First Polar Plunge for SOBC makes a big splash

Recap of the BC LETR in 2015

2014 National Games LETR Final Leg

2013 Torch Run recap

2012 Torch Run recap

SOBC athlete Pat Johnson says the Torch Run "makes me happy"

BC LETR leaders recognized for long-term, exceptional service

VPD Sgt. Joanne Wild is hooked on the LETR and SOBC

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