The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state to raise more than a million dollars annually. Statewide sponsors of this year-round initiative include Hardee's, SunTrust Foundation, The Wawa Foundation and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open our Summer Games in Richmond. The 1,900-mile, 8-day Torch Run involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.
Torch Run efforts go beyond the annual run to include raising awareness and funds for our program throughout the year. Torch Run fundraising efforts include T-shirts and hats sales, and hosting unique fundraising events such as Cover-the-Cruisers, Tip-A-Cops and Polar Plunges.
Torch Run Liaison