Join us Monday! Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario

Join us Monday! Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario. The North Bay Police Service is proud to host the run, walk and barbecue again this year.

Walkers, runners and those just looking to enjoy a barbecue lunch in the company of Special Olympics athletes, family members, supporters and staff and retirees of the North Bay Police Service are welcome. Participants are asked to meet at 10 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start time on Monday, June 12th in the back parking lot of police headquarters, located at 135 Princess Street West and accessible from Victoria Street West. (See page 2 for the running and walking route directions and maps.) This will be followed by a barbecue lunch at police headquarters starting at 11:30 a.m.

All proceeds from the following sales will go to support Special Olympics Ontario:
Item Cost per item
2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirt $20.00
BBQ hamburger $3.00
BBQ hotdog $2.00
Soft drink $1.00

About the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honourably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions and into Special Olympics Provincial, National, Regional and World Games.Worldwide annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising platforms, including Polar Plunges, NHL Alumni Games and Torch Rides.Since its inception in 1987 in Ontario, the LETR has raised more than $35,000,000.

Run/walk start time is 10:30 a.m.
Anyone interested in participating is welcome. All are instructed to meet at the North Bay Police Service, located at 135 Princess Street West, in the back parking lot, which is accessible from Victoria Street West.

There are separate routes for runners and walkers as described below:

Route for runners:

  • Meet at North Bay Police Service
  • Turn left on Ferguson Street
  • Turn right on Chippewa Street
  • Turn right on Fisher Street
  • Turn right on Main Street East
  • Turn left on Ferguson Street
  • Finish at Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson Street.

Route for walkers:

  • Meet at North Bay Police Service
  • Turn right onto Princess St West
  • Turns right onto Ferguson Street
  • Continue straight down Ferguson Street, on sidewalks.
  • Finish at Discovery North Bay Museum, 100 Ferguson Street.