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Check out all the upcoming events and decide which ones you can be a part of! Law Enforcement Torch Run Events

Polar Plunge 2020

The 2020 Polar Plunge season will run from Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, March 22. Registration is scheduled to open on Monday, November 11th. All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the 23,000 traditional athletes and 17,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. For more information: SOILL Polar Plunge

Dunkin' Cop on a Rooftop

Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop - 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ and Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois partnership. This partnership has been a huge success over the years; in fact, more than $6.7 million has been raised in Illinois during this great partnership!

Dunkin' Cop on a Rooftop

This year’s Cop on Rooftop event is tentatively scheduled statewide for Friday, August 19 from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Law enforcement officers are needed to staff Dunkin’ locations in their local communities to rally support for Special Olympics athletes.

Each guest who makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a coupon for a free donut. Guests who donate $10 or more will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium hot coffee. This year’s goal is to raise more than $900,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

Intrastate Relay and Final Leg/Torch Run Week

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL). Every year, law enforcement personnel across the state dedicate countless hours to help raise funds and awareness for the 23,100 traditional athletes and more than 14,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois. This week leading up to Summer Games, law enforcement personnel across the state carry the Flame of Hope® nearly 1,500 miles to its final destination – the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Intrastate Relay will be held June 12 – 17 and conclude with the Final Leg being held on Friday, June 17 in conjunction with the 2022 Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games Opening Ceremony.

Five O at the Dirty O

Five-O at the Dirty O is a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. This is a stock car race in which law enforcement personnel race vehicles decked out in their department’s patrol colors and decals. Emergency lights are encouraged to add to the fanfare!

Each driver must raise a minimum of $500 in donations to participate. You are encouraged to recruit a Pit Crew to assist in your fundraising efforts. All Pit Crew must associate with a driver by joining his or her team on Donor Drive. All funds raised by the Pit Crew will be counted towards the driver’s fundraising total.

Initial starting lineup will be based off each driver’s fundraising efforts. The more you raise, the higher you are in the lineup.

The ISP will have its first car in this race this year and it will be decorated like the 100th Anniversary Car. Support our team by coming out to cheer us on or donate:

For more information and the date and time:

LETR Days Sponsored by Schnucks

What is LETR Days Sponsored by Schnucks?

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is excited to team up with Schnucks Grocery chain to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. During this event, law enforcement officers and volunteers will staff merchandise tables near the main entrance of their local Schnucks store.  Volunteers will sell LETR merchandise, raffle tickets and collect general donations all to benefit the 23,100 traditional Special Olympics athletes and nearly 13,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7).

LETR officers and volunteers will be staking out their local Schnucks Grocery Stores the weekends of August 26 (tentative) as part of the 4th Annual LETR Days.

Event Dates/Times:

This year’s event is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of August 26.

  • Friday: 4 PM – 8 PM
  • Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM