This year, we honor athlete and fellow Torch Runner, Max Everton.

Max will always be remembered for his incredible spirit, energy and enthusiasm for the VA Torch Run.  Max’s Torch Run history began 25+ years ago and he could always be seen on the leg from Virginia Beach to Richmond, running with the officers or cheering them on. One of his highest honors was carrying the Flame Of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 International Torch Run Conference here in Virginia. He has also presented the Torch at many SOVA events with pride. 

Max was the 2000 Special Olympics Virginia Athlete of the year.  Inducted into the Virginia Torch Run Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council Athlete Award in 2013.  During his acceptance speech at the international conference in again exclaimed “I am a Torch Runner!” 
Max was, and his spirit will remain, a VA LETR Torch Runner. 

2020 LETR International Conference

National Harbor, MD
September 18 - 20, 2020
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre


The 2019 Conference was a great success! We now look forward to Maryland in September 2020.


Looking for Torch Run Events? 

We've moved all Torch Run calendar listings to our Special Olympics Virginia calendar, which also includes details on many other ways to get involved in our program. Check it out at www.specialolympicsva.org/calendar.

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