Law Enforcement Torch Run

 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the premier avenue for fundraising and public awareness for Special Olympics. Special Olympics cater to athletes who are intellectually challenged by giving them an opportunity to participate in several sporting disciplines. Special Olympics bear the motto "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Each year almost 90 thousand dedicated law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising in excess of $46 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs and more than $461 Million since its inception in 1981. Click here for more information.

In 1986, Jamaica became the first nation outside of the United States to adopt the Torch Run and to date has contributed an estimated J$30 million toward preparing and sending athletes to international games. These funds were raised primarily through collection drives by police officers and corporate sponsorship. The collection drives were done during an actual run across the entire island by police officers bearing a lit torch which is the symbol of LETR international.

In 2011, for the first time, other state security agencies and the Social Development Commission were brought under the LETR banner. Through the combined efforts of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Jamaica Defence Force, the Jamaica Fire Brigade, the Department of Correctional Services and Customs, Special Olympics Jamaica received J$2.5 million toward travel expenses to the world winter games in PyeongChang, Korea in January 2013.



DATE


Saturday, June 9, 2018 | Race Start - 6:30am (Warm Up - 6:00am)


LOCATION

Police Officers' Club, 34 Hope Road, Kingston 10


EVENTS

5K Run, 5K Walk, 5K Wheelchair


ROUTE

Updated Route Coming Soon
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REGISTRATION

Registration is open to all individuals and teams (corporate, schools, clubs, church groups).

Registration closes Friday, June 1, 2018 or upon achieving the event limit, whichever comes first. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

Entry Fee: Children (12 Years & Under) - $600 / Adults - $1,200 per person for individuals and teams..

Entries are neither refundable nor transferable, and name changes are not allowed.


Online Registration


Individuals and teams can register and pay online using a Visa debit or any credit card.

CLICK HERE to proceed to register and pay online.


Manual Registration

Download and complete the Entry Form. Submit with cash or cheque payment to the Police Officers' Club, 34 Hope Road, Kingston 10 / telephone (876) 754-0600 / 805-4107 / 442-7338.


Your registration will NOT be processed until payment is verified. Please contact us if you have any registration queries.


PACKET PICK-UP

Race packets can be collected on Thursday and Friday, June 7 - 8 from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Police Officers' Club, 34 Hope Rad, Kingston 10. THERE IS NO NUMBER PICK-UP ON RACE DAY.

Your bib number will be labelled with your name and marked for the event you entered. The bib is to be pinned to the front of your shirt. You must wear the bib number assigned to you. Switching of race events is NOT allowed once race registration is closed. Entrants in the Run event can Run and Walk. However, the Walk race is for Walkers Only.

Each participant is responsible for knowing and complying with all the official rules and regulations. Failure to comply with the rules of the event will subject you to disqualification.


RACE DAY PARKING

Secured parking will be available at the Police Officers' Club, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Ardenne Extension and Priory.