Tomorrow the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics will be running through Woodbridge.
More on last year’s run and the history of the Torch Run here.
Each year the Torch Run begins in Arlington and runners from the Virginia Special Olympics, volunteers, and members of area law enforcement agencies run the torch down Route 1, all the way to Richmond, where the torch is used to begin the Special Olympics Games.
“In Prince William County, the torch will start at the Prince William-Fairfax line at U.S. Route 1 and end at the entrance to the U.S. Marine Corps Base at U.S. Route 1 and Fuller Road. Police Recruits in the current Criminal Justice Academy class will be participating in the Torch Run, and members of the Department’s Motorcycle Unit will escort the runners through the county,” stated a release.
The torch is expected to reach the Prince William-Fairfax County line around 2:30 p.m. and work its way down to the Prince William County Police Department’s Gar-Field Eastern District Station, at the corner of Cardinal Drive and Route 1 by 3:30 p.m.
“This is an event we’ve been participating in for several years…we usually occupy the far-most right lane on Route 1. Tomorrow during the afternoon hours you can expect some traffic delays going southbound on Route 1…but in year’s past there hasn’t been a major traffic delay,” said Prince William County Police Department Sergeant Jonathan Perok.
Supporters are welcome to come out along the route and cheer runners on.
The Special Olympics in Richmond will start on June 9 at 7 p.m.
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