Heroes Running for Heroes

Event Details

Welcome to the 1st annual Heroes Run for Heroes event in Edmonton. This family-friendly fun run and walk is hosted by local Law enforcement officers in support of Special Olympics. The pledges and donations you raise will help athletes with intellectual disabilities participate in sport.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing them year-round training and competition in 18 different sports. For 50 years, Special Olympics has unified, empowered, and celebrated the abilities of children, youth and adults. It has provided comfort and understanding you don’t get anywhere else.

We are asking each participant to raise $50 through pledges & donations, in return they will receive a special 50th Anniversary shirt.

A $50 donation can help provide an athlete:

  • 12 months of exciting sports training and programs
  • 18 different sports to choose from
  • Network of support of other families who are involved with Special Olympics.




Race Theme:

-Come dressed as your favorite super hero (prizes for best costumes).
-Go to our face book page and tell us who your hero is and why you are running for them www.albertatorchrun.ca

Race Location:

William Hawrelak Park
Edmonton, Alberta

Race Time:

Race begins for the 5 km Heroes at 10:00 sharp.
Once the 5km Heroes have left the area, the 1Km Heroes will start.


Each participant who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher’s medal celebrating Special Olympics 50th anniversary

After the Event

After you cross the finish line, prizes, food and refreshments will be provided

Race Kit Pick up:

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    05:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    01:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.
  •  109 Street Running Room
    8537 – 109 Street
    Edmonton, AB T6G 1E4

Note: Pick up times / location is subject to change. Please check the website closer to race day.

Contact Information

For more information please contact Alberta LETR



Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle internationally. In Alberta, 18 agencies in 117 communities contribute to LETR efforts annually, not only with events, but as Guardians of the Flame ensuring the delivery of the Special Flame of Hope to the opening ceremony of Provincial Games and sending off our local athletes to National and World Games.

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