HAMPTON ROADS, Va.- The Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics began May 31at seven points across the commonwealth, leading to officers carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope more than 1,900 miles across the state of Virginia.
Officers will continue to run the torch into the University of Richmond, Robins Center, where they’ll join more than 1,500 Summer Game athletes and officially open Summer Games.
The Flame of Hope will be carried across the James River Bridge, June 5, as part of the “Run with the Law” fundraising event. This year Virginia State Police have opened the event to 100 runners to join Troopers in carrying the torch on a 6.5 mile fun run across the James River Bridge.
Those running alongside law enforcement officers will be uniting together to raise awareness in the community for those with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Police encourage runners to register, however, openings are limited.The cost is $35 and will include a shirt.
Everyone is invited to cheer on the officers as they make their way through. Media also are invited to join Troopers and the runners at the water stop along the route at the Sun Trust in Hampton (5211 West Mercury Boulevard) at 2:30 p.m.
Registration will take place June 5 from 10-12:30 p.m. at the Newmarket Square parking lot, next to Sun Trust Bank (5211 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton VA).
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
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