What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run®?

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $43 million over 31 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics athletes and their accomplishments.

Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents are involved in the Torch Run. Many will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles from June 5 to 10, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination—the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal on June 9. In addition to donations for running, officers raise money in various ways throughout the year, such as the Polar Plunge, Plane Pull, Truck Convoy, Tip-A-Cop events, golf tournaments and more.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has selected “Guardians of the Flame” as the theme for 2017 and will be using #ILTorchRun on social media to inspire officers and departments to spread the word about how the Torch Run transforms the lives of Special Olympics athletes in Illinois.

Price:  $60 per ticket

Copied from the Special Olympics website.


Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”


22,647 athletes (children and adults) with intellectual disabilities
19,927 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities
45,800 volunteers and coaches
290 competitions each year
19 Olympic-type sports
Programs in 18 Areas, each coordinated by an Area Director and a volunteer committee
Dynamic sports and corporate partnerships

Thank you for your support of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run gun raffle.  Guardian Arsenal has teamed up with the University of Illinois Police to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.  This year we are building a custom, hand fit, 5" 1911 Falcon valued at $3,500!  Only the first 250 tickets sold will be entered into the drawing to win this 1911.  Thank you for your support of the University of Illinois Police Organization Law Enforcement Torch Run gun raffle.

Scroll down for instructions on how to purchase a ticket and enter the gun raffle.


How to Enter

1.  Save and print the ticket image below.

2.  Read and initial next to the statements at the top of the ticket.

3.  Fill out personal information  **Do NOT fill out the sold by printed name and signature blocks**

4.  Fax or email the signed ticket to 844-896-8387 or adam@guardianarsenal.com

5.  Click the "Buy Now" button and purchase the ticket through our PayPal site.

Once payment has been received, the information from the PayPal receipt and the faxed or email completed ticket will be matched.  A ticket number will be assigned and the original form ticket will be mailed to the buyer.  Guardian Arsenal will also email the ticket number to the buyer once the completed form and payment are received.  

Note*  The information from the PayPal account (name, address, email, and/or phone number) will be used to match the PayPal purchase to the ticket.  Make sure your information is accurate when checking out.

If you have any questions, please call Guardian Arsenal, or you can email University of Illinois Police Officer Beth Visel at visel@illinois.edu.

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