2023 Torch Run Event Information

Torch Run is back - here's what you need to know for 2023!

About: The Law Enforcement Torch Run returns for 2023, culminating with Torch Run Week, June 4-9. Participants will keep the Flame of Hope burning by running, walking, and biking across Virginia all leading up to the Final Mile at the University of Richmond into Summer Games.

Become a Torch Runner:  All registered runners will receive the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt and will have the opportunity to participate in a local community Torch Run and/or run at their pace at their place. Register as an individual or create a team with your favorite family, friend or colleague running enthusiasts. Head over to our registration page to get started.

Fuel the Flame of Hope - Fundraise: Once registered, you can create a personal fundraising page to collect online donations. The funds raised help to provide year-round sports training, competitions, leadership opportunities and health care for 18,000 Special Olympics Virginia athletes of all abilities.

Torch Runs: When? Where?

  • Join A Community Run: Local Law Enforcement agencies will be hosting runs throughout the Commonwealth during Torch Run Week, June 4-9. More information on local runs, dates and times coming soon!
  • Run Your Pace at Your Place: If you'd rather run on your own, no worries! We need everyone to lace up their sneakers to cover the Commonwealth. During Torch Run Week you can upload all your miles to our website to see how far we've carried the Flame of Hope.

Looking for Motivation?

  • Athlete Inspiration: Check out these amazing athlete stories to feel inspired.
  • Torch Run Running Club: Join the Torch Run Running Club on Strava and you'll be able to track your progress and access fellow torch runner's training routes, mile updates, motivational messages and more.

To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia visit www.torchrunva.com.