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Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics visited Colonial Beach for the first time on June 9, 2010. They've been back every year since then.

Torch Run Participants

Representatives from the Colonial Beach Police Department, Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office and the National Park Service participated for the Special Olympics Virginia in Richmond.

Every summer, law enforcement officials carry the "Flame of Hope" across the state of Virginia, leading to the Torch Run Final Leg and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games.

Over 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 agencies statewide participate in the 1,900-mile, eight-day run.

It wasn't until pretty recently that this event had been held in the Northern Neck region. Colonial Beach was named early on as one of the participating towns. The event was coordinated by Officer Robert Eves (Colonial Beach Police Department), Acting Chief Ranger Wayne Rose (National Park Service at George Washington's Birthplace), and Deputy Brian Davis (Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office.)

In addition to the race, there are fundraisers for the Olympics and donations are accepted. Official event T-shirts and hats are offered for sale and sometimes a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle is raffled off.

More information can be found at www.torchrunva.com

2015 Torch Run Route

2012's Torch Run began at the Hunan Diner on the corner of Colonial and Washington. Video can be seen on our YouTube channel

2011's Torch Run:

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