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Law Enforcement Torch Run

In Alberta, Law Enforcement Torch Run has been active since the late 1980s. Members of a variety of law enforcement organizations throughout Alberta help raise funds for Special Olympics. These organizations also help celebrate the accomplishments of these athletes by carrying the Flame of Hope to each Special Olympics event. 

The Edmonton Police Service has made the Law Enforcement Torch Run our official charity. EPS, in partnership with the Alberta LETR raises funds for the Special Olympics, Alberta through a host of events every year. These events are usually a Torch Run, Cops & Crepes, Free our Finest, and the Polar Plunge.


The 2017 Polar Plunge raised over $77,000 and had special guests, Olympic figure skater Jamie Sole, and CBC’s Rick Mercer jump in! You can watch the Edmonton event above, thanks to the Rick Mercer Report, which aired on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

The next event will be the 2019 Polar Plunge on January 27, 2019. Stay tuned to our social media, our website and the Law Enforcement Torch Run website for details in the near future. We'd love to see you take the plunge!

Read more about the Special Olympics Alberta.