Law Enforcement Torch Run

The lit torch symbolizes Law Enforcement as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes.

Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) currently consists of 17-20 fundraising runs leading up to the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games. Each run is staged by agencies throughout Colorado. The torch run is the foundation of law enforcement fundraising initiatives that Special Olympics Colorado embraces to raise needed funds and awareness for over 23,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

What does LETR mean to Special Olympics athletes? Athletes say that officers are their heroes, their friends. The officers respect and include them.

Scroll down the page to learn more ways you can support Special Olympics CO (SOCO) through Law Enforcement.

Fundraising Events

Torch Run

Torch Run

Law enforcement agencies all over Colorado raise funds to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.
Tip A Cop

Tip A Cop

Tip-A-Cop is a community tip jar-style fundraiser where officers go table to table to raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado.
Plane Pull

Plane Pull

Join us for a day of fun, friendship, friendly competition and a game of tug-of-war.
Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics Colorado.
Badges with Buckets

Badges with Buckets

Officers work with a local business to accept cash donations to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.
Guardians Of The Flame Hockey Tournament

Guardians Of The Flame Hockey Tournament

One of the most popular hockey tournaments for the Law Enforcement community in Colorado!

“Partnering with Special Olympics Colorado is an important part of the Castle Rock Police Department’s community outreach efforts and is consistent with our department’s vision of One-By-One Policing. Working with Special Olympics Colorado makes us better people and better police officers, which helps us thrive as individuals and as an organization. Special Olympics athletes teach us about demonstrating empathy and compassion and how important it is to care for each other.”

– Jack Cauley | Chief of Police | Castle Rock Police Department

Upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run Events

20 April 2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rock Ledge Ranch, 3105 Gateway Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80904 United States
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11 May 2024 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Freedom Park, 300 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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17 May 2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Carpenter Park, 3498 E. 112th Ave
Thornton, 80233
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01 June 2024 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Long Family Memorial Park, 3117 F Rd.
Grand Junction, CO 81504 United States
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13 July 2024 July 13 - July 14
Foothills Ice Arena, 2250 S. Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80227 United States
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21 July 2024 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Other Opportunities

No Shave events
3 Car Shows
Fire Truck Pull
Choir Concert
Dodge Ball
Food Sales at the DOC’s
Medallion Sales
Round up events
3 on 3 Basketball tournament

LETR Executive Council

The Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run Council is organized for the purpose of managing, promoting, planning, coordinating and growing LETR activities throughout the state of Colorado to accomplish the stated purpose of the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run.

If you are interested in serving as an Agency LETR Coordinator or on an Event’s Committee, please contact Vice President of Development, Jan Gordon.

Contact Us to Get Involved

Jan Gordon

Chief Development Officer
(720) 359-3112

Alexandra Vander Pol

Senior Director, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3101

Stacy Cruz

Coordinator, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3119

Kristie Obregon

Events Manager, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3132

Thank You to Our LETR Sponsors

PDC Energy
High Country
Texas Roadhouse