Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics 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 often include:
  • Motorcycle raffles
  • Polar plunges
  • Softball tournaments
  • Tip-a-cops
  • T-shirt and hat sales
Torch Run 2016

Flame of Hope


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 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.

This year the torch will be run through Hanover County, on Route 1 (Caroline to Henrico) on June 9, 2017 between the hours of 1230-1530.

Special Olympics Virginia


Members of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office are excited and proud to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Special Olympics Virginia for its dedication in helping those with disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is a rewarding opportunity for success and benefits the lives of athletes, volunteers, and customers in the communities we serve. This event extends the boundaries of a department and unites officers in the region, throughout the Commonwealth and around the world.

For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Virginia, please go to the Torch Run website orthe Special Olympics website.