From June 7 to 20, make your kilometres make a difference. Raise vital funds by running and walking with the Virtual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC!
Inspired by all the athletes who have accepted the challenge of competing in the first-ever Special Olympics BC Provincial Challenge Games, the 2021 Virtual Torch Run challenges participants to raise $75,000 in order to beat last year’s fundraising total of more than $66,000.
The event's 40,000-kilometre target honours the 40th anniversary of the global Law Enforcement Torch Run movement. Started in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, the global Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $900 million for Special Olympics programs around the world.
Registered participants will be able to win great prizes when they raise funds and log kilometres with the Virtual Torch Run for SOBC. Stay tuned for more details!
Purchase a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt
Look great and show your support for Special Olympics BC and the BC LETR! Buy a 40th anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt.
Make a difference for Special Olympics BC
Special Olympics BC is sport, health, and so much more – it is a community, a family, a source of emotional stability for more than 5,200 athletes throughout the province. Your support is critical to delivering resources and encouragement to athletes who are feeling isolated at home, and it is essential to helping Special Olympics BC reopen all of its sport and youth programs in 55 communities throughout our province.
Learn about the BC LETR
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement personnel around the province who want to help Special Olympics BC athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport. Learn more about the BC LETR
"Let me win, but if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt."
"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
2021 celebrates the 35th anniversary of Special Olympics in the Comox Valley. For the past 35 years Special Olympics BC - Comox Valley has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities by offering year round training and competitive opportunities through sport.
SOBC - Comox Valley currently offers 10 different sport programs including: athletics (track & field), aquatics (swimming), bocce, bowling, curling, floor hockey, nordic skiing, powerlifting and rhythmic gymnastics. In addition we offer a youth program for athletes 5 – 11 years of age called FUNdamentals where young athletes learn to develop their motor skills, play cooperatively with others and learn about fair play and sportsmanship.
With more than 5,200 Special Olympics athletes participating in 55 communities around the province, SOBC - Comox Valley is one of many locals delivering quality sports programming in British Columbia.
Athletes are coached and mentored by trained volunteers and coaches within the community and benefit from the opportunity to compete alongside their peers at local, regional, provincial, national and international competitions. Special Olympics has a very unique approach to divisioning that ensures all athletes, regardless of their ability, compete against other athletes of a similar ability level and receive the same opportunities for advancement within the sports they compete in.
Through sport and non-sport initiatives, such as our Healthy Athletes Program, Special Olympics athletes learn about nutrition, develop social skills, build friendships and experience the joy of reaching their potential through positive sport experiences.