Law Enforcement Torch Run

About Torch Run

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
Ben Sweetland

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, selling T-shirts and hats, and hosting unique fundraising events such as Tip-A-Cops, Polar Plunges and golf tournaments.

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 the Special Olympics Virginia 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 300 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.

Officer smiling next to Torch run car