Torch Run Events

It's not all about lighting the torch. Our dedicated officers provide support through fundraising events all year round. From covering their cruisers to hosting golf tournaments, Virginia's finest are exactly that.

Wawa with the Law


Officers spend the day at their local Wawa store to collect donations and "cover their cruiser" with icons.
The best part is that their goose won't hiss at you!

Cops on the Coop


Next time you are in the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru, look up and you just might see a "Cop on the Coop." But then look back down again so you can see where you're going.

Golf Tournaments


Nothing eases the stress of a life in law enforcement than an afternoon on the greens. Well, maybe not nothing, but nothing as rewarding.

Hardee's Star Campaign


Each year, officers gather at their local Hardee's to collect donations and smiles while covering the restaurant in "stars." Let's be real, those biscuits are really the true stars.

Cover the Cruiser


How many 4x6 squares DOES it take to cover a cruiser?

Tip-a-Cop


Restaurant servers are amazing. However, they always seem extra polite with an officer by their side.
Be sure to tip well!

Southwest Virginia Events

Altavista Community Run

310 Main Street, Altavista VA
All community members are welcome to join Altavista Police Department for their 3 mile Torch Run through Altavista, VA. The run will begin at 8AM and will end at 1562 Main Street, Altavista VA.

Martinsville Community Run

Dick and Willie Trail, Jones Creek, Martinsville, VA
All community members are welcome to join Martinsville Probation and Parole for their 3 mile Torch Run through Dick and Willie Trail. The run will begin at 9AM. The participants will have the opportunity to walk/ run with employees of Martinsville Probation and Parole!

Radford City Community Run

Radford City Police Department (20 Robertson Street)
All community members are welcome to join Radford City Police Department for their 3 mile Torch Run through Radford, VA. The run will begin at 9AM and will end at 100 blk East Main Street.

Blacksburg Community Run

Virginia Tech Police Department - 330 Sterrett Drive, Blacksburg
All community members are welcome to join the Virginia Tech Police Department and Blacksburg Police Department for their 2.5 mile Torch Run through Blacksburg, VA. The run will begin at 8AM and will end at Jersey Mikes - Blacksburg - 1450 S Main St.

Henry County Communty Run

Martinsvillie Speedway (340 Speedway Rd - Ridgeway, VA)
All community members are welcome to join the Henry County Sheriff's Office for their 5.1 mile Torch Run through Martinsville, VA. The run will begin at 8AM and will end at the Smith River Sports Complex.

Roanoke City Community Run

ROANOKE/SALEM PLAZA (4142 MELROSE AVE)
All community members are welcome to join the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office and Roanoke City Police Department for their 7.5 mile Torch Run through Roanoke, VA. The run will begin at 8:45AM and will end at FAMOUS ANTHONYS (3737 CHALLENGER AVE). This run will be led by the VA State Police Division VI motorcycle fleet. Open to sworn personnel, administrative staff, and other community members who would like to participate. The run will begin at 8:45 AM, participants are asked to arrive at 8:15 AM.

Tidewater Region Events

Southampton Community Run

Start: 22336 Main St., Courtland, Va 23837
All community members are welcome to join the Southampton Sheriff's Office for their 2.8 mile Torch Run through Courtland VA. The run will begin at 10AM and will end at 25499 Florence St., Courtland, Va 23837.

Virginia Beach Community Run

Wegman's, 4721 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach
All community members are welcome to join The Virginia Beach Police Department and The Sheriff's Office for their 3.1 mile Torch Run through Virginia Beach, VA. The run will begin at 8:30AM and will end at Endependence Center Inc (6300 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk VA)

Isle of Wight County Community Run

Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department (15020 Carrollton Blvd)
All community members are welcome to join the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office for their 2024 Torch Run. The run will start at approximately 915AM and will end just before the James River Bridge which is just under 3 miles. SRT/transport van will be utilized to assist those who maybe need a break.

Norfolk Community Run

Harrison Opera House Parking Lot
All community members are welcome to join the Norfolk Sheriff's Office, Norfolk Police Department, and the Old Dominion University Police for their 1 mile Torch Run through Norfolk, VA. The run will begin at 9:30AM and will end at Town Point Park.

Eastern Shore Community Run

3462 Main Street, Exmore, Va. 23350
All community members are welcome to join the Northampton County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, Exmore Police Department, Eastville Police Department, Cape Charles Police Department, and Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police Department for their six leg - 2.36 mile Torch Run through the Eastern Shore. The run will begin at 9:30AM and will end at 32383 Lankford Highway, Cape Charles, Va. 23310.

Chesapeake Community Run

Chesapeake City Park (900 City Park Drive)
All community members are welcome to join the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office for their 3.9 mile Torch Run through Chesapeake, VA. The run will begin at 7AM and will end at Chesapeake City Hall (306 Cedar Rd).

Central Virginia Events

Charlottesville Community Run

Albemarle County Police Department
All community members are welcome to join Albemarle Police Department, and Charlottesville Police Department for their 3 mile Torch Run through Charlottesville, VA. The run will begin at 5PM and will end at the Charlottesville Police Department.

Hopewell Community Run

Rosa's Pizza (4098 Oaklawn Blvd Hopewell, VA)
All community members are welcome to join Hopewell Police, Hopewell Sheriffs Office, Riverside Regional Jail, Colonial Heights Police, and Petersburg Police for their 1.7 mile Torch Run through Hopewell, VA. The run will begin at 8AM. They will start at Rosa's Pizza and end at Sisisky Blvd. Gate, Fort Lee!

Chesterfield County Community Run

Chester Police Department (2920 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831)
All community members are welcome to join the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office for their 7 mile Torch Run through Chesterfield VA. The run will begin at 9AM and will end at Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center (6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832).

Goochland County Community Run

Tucker park, Goochland VA (1300 Maidens Rd)
All community members are welcome to join Goochland County Parks & Rec and Special Olympics Area 6 for their 1 mile Fun Run and 5k. The run will begin at 9AM and start/end at Tucker Park, Goochland VA. First ever event, so come out and support!

Northern Virginia Events

Warrenton Community Run

800 Waterloo Road Warrenton VA 20186
All community members are welcome to join Warrenton Police Department, Fauquier County Sheriffs Office, Virginia State Patrol, and Warrenton Parks & Rec for their 3.1 mile Torch Run through Warrenton, VA. The run will begin at 8AM. All runners and walkers are welcome to come out and support Special Olympics VA!

Warrenton Community Run

Warrenton Branch Greenway - Warrenton, VA
All community members are welcome to join the Warrenton Police Department for their 3 mile Torch Run through Warrenton, VA. The run will begin at 9AM.

Alexandria Community Run

Washington Sailing Marina (1 Marina Dr Alexandria, VA)
All community members are welcome to join Alexandria Sheriff Office, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Police Department, and Arlington Probation for their 2.81 mile Torch Run through Alexandria, VA. The run will begin at 8AM. It will start at the Washington Sailing Marina and end at Jones Point Drive (Jones Point Park).

Arlington Community Run

475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 (Long Bridge Park Soccer Field #1)
All community members are welcome to join the Arlington County Sheriff's Office, Arlington Police Department, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and the VADOC for their 3.1 mile Torch Run through Northern VA. The run will begin at 8:30AM and will end at 1 Marina Drive, Alexandria VA 22314.

Prince William County Community Run

Prince William Police Central District Station (5036 Davis Ford Road Woodbridge)
All community members are welcome to join Prince William County PD, Prince William County Sheriff's Office, Manassas PD, Manassas Park PD, and Virginia State Police for their 6 mile Torch Run.

Runners and supporters will meet to the Police Association Hall (14288 Independent Hill Drive Manassas) at 9AM. The runners will be transported from the hall to Central District Station (CDS). Runners will begin at CDS and follow the route from Davis Ford Road to Hoadly Road, turn left onto Dumfries Road then turn right onto Independent Drive and turn right into the Police Association Hall driveway. Any Special Olympic Athletes who chooses to run will do so at this point, running to the Association Hall building. We will have vans following for safety and they will have water also. This is a group run so we try to keep the pace around 12-13-minute mile. Runners can run as long as they want and can get in the safety vans anytime during the run. New this year, there will be a safety runner behind the group in front of the safety vans. If you fall behind the safety runner you will have to get into the van. The vans will take you to the front of the runners where you can join the group again and continue running. The grill will be fired-up in time for any runners and supporters who wish to eat.

Itinerary: 9am - Runners arrive at the Police Association Hall 945am - Runners transported to Central District Station for start of run.1030am - the Run starts down Davis Ford Road to Hoadly Road. 1145am/1200pm - Runners arrive at the Police Association Hall...grill is open and completion of Run - lunch provided by the PWCPA at the Hall.

Stafford County Community Run

Stafford County Sheriff's Office (1225 Courthouse Road Stafford VA)
All community members are welcome to join the Stafford County Sheriff's Office for their 8 mile Torch Run through Stafford, VA. The run will begin at 6AM. They will start at the Stafford County Sheriff's Office and end at the Falmouth Bridge!

Shenandoah Events

Shenandoah County Community Run

Shenandoah County/Frederick County line on Rt 11
All community members are welcome to join the Strasburg Police Department for their 4 mile Torch Run through Shenandoah County. The run will begin at approximately 10:30AM and will end at Fraternal Order of Eagles on the south end of town