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 Eastern Shore Area (Region 13),the Torch Run begins on the picturesque island of Chincoteague and makes its way down the shore, ending at the scenic overview on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The Flame of Hope is passed among area law enforcement agencies throughout the route.
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For more information about the Virginia Torch Run, visit www.torchrunva.com.
Law Enforcement agencies located in the following jurisdictions participate in the Region 13 Torch Run: