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In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Guardians Run is back and this year is bigger than ever! Join us in Orillia, Ontario on October 21-23, 2022 for a full weekend of festivities to celebrate the Torch Run and Special Olympics Ontario! Click below to learn more about the events taking place throughout the weekend!

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October 22
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October 21

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October 23

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2022

Join us for the Guardians Gala!

Taking place Friday evening, join other Torch Run members from across the province for an evening celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. This event will honour the past while also looking ahead to the future of the Torch Run!

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2022

Compete in the Guardians Games!

The Guardians Games will be a Unified event consisting of Special Olympics athletes from across the province teaming up with Law Enforcement Torch Run members to form teams competing in bocce and basketball! Get ready to hit the courts in this exciting competition!

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2022

Lace up your shoes for the Guardians Run!

The Guardians Run is BACK! This year, you can choose from the 5K or 10K race and fundraise in support of your local Special Olympics athletes! In-person and virtual registrations are available.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Don't want to run but still want to fundraise in support of Special Olympics athletes? During registration, you'll be able to select "Fundraise only" to receive your very own fundraising page!

For every $250 raised, you will draft a local athlete and receive:

  • Recognition on Guardians website
  • Social media photo & mention from Guardians
  • Personalized thank you

You can even donate $250 to draft an athlete without needing to register! Click here to make a specific Draft an Athlete donation!

    The Guardians Half Marathon/5K is BACK!

    Open to the public. Register for in-person (5K only) or virtual (5k or half marathon) and help support the athletes of Special Olympics Ontario!

    IN-PERSON

    REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
    5K race on October 17, 2021
    Starts at 10:00AM
    @ OPP Headquarters
    777 Memorial Avenue, Orillia

    Includes:
    - 2021 Guardians Shirt
    - Medal
    - Participating Gift

    VIRTUAL

    Registration: $35/person
    5K or half marathon on/before
    October 17, 2021

    Includes:
    - 2021 Guardians Shirt
    - Medal
    - Participating Gift
    - Shipped straight to your home
    (to be shipped the week of October 11th)

    Walk-up registrants are welcome!

    RACE DAY SCHEDULE

    8:30 AM - Registration Opens
    9:45 AM - Procession of the Torch
    10:00 AM - Heat 1 Begins
    10:10 AM - Heat 2 Begins

    * We ask that all competitive runners go to Heat 1 and all recreational participants/walkers go in Heat 2

    Incentives

    Top Individual
    Fundraiser

    XBox One

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    Top Detachment, Agency, Service, or Business

    $100 Tim Hortons Gift Card &
    Official Draft an Athlete Trophy

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    Individuals Raising
    $250 or more

    Under Armour Duffel Bag

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    2nd Place Detachment/Agency/Service
    or Business

    $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card

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    Leaderboard

    Top Individuals

    Top Teams

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    Thank you for your support!

    We would like to thank Commissioner Thomas Carrique (Ontario Provincial Police) and Chief Andrew Fletcher (South Simcoe Police, OACP Torch Run Committee) for presenting Special Olympics Ontario with the cheque for

    $90,000

    In-Person Race Results

    Congratulations to our top fundraisers!

    Top Individual Fundraiser

    Jeffrey Del Guidice
    $4,630 Raised

    Top Detachment, Agency, Service, or Business

    OPP Recruit Class 494
    $4,400 Raised

    2nd Place Detachment, Agency, Service, or Business

    Encompas - Powered by Dalton Associates
    $3,400 Raised

    Leaderboard

    Top Individuals

    Top Teams

    Join us on Strava to track your 5K or half marathon!

    Share with your Network

    Use our suggested messaging and click the buttons below to download images you can share on social media.

    Individuals:
    I am participating in the OPP #GuardiansHalf Marathon/5K in support of @SpecialOlympicsOntario. Please join me in supporting athletes across the province by donating to my fundraising page!
    https://guardiansendurance.com/donate

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    Teams:
    We are participating in the OPP #GuardiansHalf Marathon/5K in support of @SpecialOlympicsOntario. Please join us in supporting athletes across the province by donating to our fundraising page!
    https://guardiansendurance.com/donate

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    Click here to download the Guardians Toolkit!
    Check out the Guardians Sponsorship Package

    Special thanks to our Guardians Sponsors:

    Thank you to our Draft an Athlete Supporters: