Law Enforcement Torch Run®

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are to raise funds and create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.

Michigan LETR

As Michigan's Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan's Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.

There are many ways for you and your department to get involved. Officers from across the state host different agency fundraising events, assist in medal presentations at State Summer and Winter Games, sell merchandise and raffle tickets, participate in a Polar Plunge or a local Community Run.

"We appreciate our Law Enforcement Torch Run support immensely," said Lois Arnold, President and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan. "The money raised has an amazing and positive impact on the lives of our athletes and their families."

Run Week

Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Run Week is an opportunity for law enforcement, corrections personnel and community members to run shoulder to shoulder, raising money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

To get find a run near you, visit or check out the list below.

Polar Plunge

Each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunge series challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It's a great way for everyone - individuals, organizations and businesses - to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Michigan. All funds raised go towards year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.

Click here for a complete list of Polar Plunges

Tip-A-Cop Fundraisers

Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant while local law enforcement officers help serve you dinner! 10% of your bill will be donated to Special Olympics Michigan when you bring in a copy of the event flyer below. Click on a location below to download the flyer for that Tip-A-Cop Event.