Law Enforcement Torch Run

Championing Acceptance and Inclusion
LETR Flame of Hope

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement worldwide.

More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, the 50 United States, and 46 Countries internationally for the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Members of the law enforcement agencies throughout the province take part in several different events throughout the year joining forces to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.


Upcoming Events


Join Law Enforcement officers and the brr-ave at heart for the 2024 Polar Plunges across Alberta in support of over 2,800 Special Olympics athletes! As the name implies, the Polar Plunge is a winter fundraising event whereby individuals have the “honour” of bravely jumping into freezing cold waters in the middle of the bitter Alberta winter. They are able to participate by securing donations from friends, family members, co-workers, local businesses, or their community. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations, and businesses—to get involved in support of Special Olympics and show winter who’s boss.

The LETR have six Polar Plunges around the province in 2024.Two Plunges kick off the road to the 2024 Special Olympics Canadian Winter Games held in Calgary this February, and four Plunges are part of the Final Leg Torch Run the week leading up to the opening ceremonies.  To register, donate or for more information click the following links to our Polar Plunge events below. 


Polar Plunge 2024

Edmonton Polar Plunge: January 28, 2024 at Lake Summerside

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Lethbridge Polar Plunge: February 3, 2024 at Henderson Lake

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Medicine Hat Polar Plunge: February 23, 2024 at MHPS Headquarters
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Calgary Polar Plunge: February 24, 2024 at Arbour Lake

Canmore Polar Plunge/Splash: February 24, 2024 at Millennium Park

Red Deer Polar Plunge: February 25, 2024 at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

The Polar Plunges and Final Leg Torch Runs bring awareness and raise funds for our provincial sports programs, the upcoming games, and most importantly the Athletes. 

The 2024 Final Leg Torch Run will be running through cities and towns near you. 

Known as Guardians of the flame, come out and show your support as Law Enforcement members run with Daivid Hall, our Special Olympics Alberta Athlete, who will to carry the Flame of Hope into the 2024 SOCWG opening ceremonies. The 2024 Special Olympics Canadian Winter Games Opening Ceremonies will be held on February 27th, 2024 in Calgary, Alberta.


the Final Leg Torch Run Schedule:


DAY 1 - February 23, 2024 

  • Kick off at Lethbridge at City Hall

  • Coaldale Run

  • Taber Run

  • Brooks Run 

  • Medicine Hat Run from City Hall to Police HQ 

  • Medicine Hat Polar Plunge

DAY 2 - February 24, 2024

  • Calgary Polar Plunge

  • Canmore Polar Plunge/Splash

  • Canmore Snowy Owl Tours Dog sled Torch Ride

  • Banff Avenue Run

DAY 3 - February 25, 2024

  • Run from Red Deer Polytechnic to Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

  • Red Deer Polar Plunge 

DAY 4 - February 26, 2024 

  • Camrose Run

  • Edmonton Run, EPS Headquarters to City Hall to Ice District 

DAY 5 - February 27, 2024

  • Airdrie Run

  • Presentation & Run through Chinook Mall with TD Bank 

  • Saddledome Run

  • Opening Ceremonies Nutrien Centre at 8:00pm


For more information on LETR and any of our events please contact:

Stephanie Gulley

Law Enforcement Torch Run | Program Coordinator


For General Donations to the LETR in Support of Special Olympics Alberta Visit:

Polar Plunge 2024