Each summer, law enforcement officials from across Virginia carry the Flame of Hope on a 1,900 journey to the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Richmond. This 8-day Torch Run involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.
In the Northern Virginia area (Region 1) the Torch Run begins at the Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and makes its way over 40 miles to Quantico USMC Base at the end of Prince William County. The Flame of Hope is passed along among area law enforcement agencies throughout the route.
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For more information about the Virginia Torch Run, visit www.torchrunva.com.