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Police Torch Run is Friday

FARMVILLE — The Farmville Police Department will host Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Friday.

“The run, which will be … about 3.5 miles long, will raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia,” police said in the press release. “Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the municipal lot behind town hall on South Street. Buses will shuttle runners to the starting point in front of Sheetz on Main Street. The run will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and end at Riverside Park. Cost of participating is a $20 donation, which includes a T-shirt.”

Police said in the release more than 2,000 law enforcement officers from over 300 agencies take part in the torch run, which consists of over 2,000 miles across Virginia. “To sponsor the event or to participate in the run, contact Cpl. Chris Hudson at (434) 579-5338.”