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Annual Torch Run Relay


Each year, the Flame of Hope is relayed throughout Oregon by local, state, federal and military law enforcement.  Fundraising is not required, but it is encouraged.  To sign up for online fundraising, please visit Torch Run!

If you would your agency to get involved in the Torch Run relay, here are the contacts currently overseeing Torch Run legs around Oregon: 

Friday June 16th, 2017:
Central Oregon Route

Bend PD – Colorado Street (Bend) – NB Highway 97 – Cottonwood Rd – Sunriver Mall
[Bend PD south on 15th to Knott Rd, W/B to Hwy 97 to Cottonwood Rd. Exit.  W/B on Cottonwood Rd. to finish]

Denney Kelley, Black Butte Ranch Police Department, 

Thursday July 6th:
Columbia County Route

Four Square Church (St Helens) – Highway 30 – Scappoose High School

Terry Moss, St. Helens Police Department

Wednesday July5th – Friday July 7th:
South Coast Route

Brookings/Harbor – July 5
Gold Beach – July 5
Bandon – July 5
Coos Bay – July 6 & 7
North Bend - July 6 & 7
Winchester Bay - July 6 & 7
Reedsport - July 6 & 7
Gardiner - July 6 & 7
Florence - July 6 & 7
Newport - July 6 & 7
Depoe Bay - July 6 & 7

Running along Highway 101 through the listed communities.

Ben Snider, US Coast Guard

Dixon Andrews, Gold Beach Police Department

North Valley Route:

Thursday June 29th:
Multnomah / Clackamas / Washington County Area (Combined)
Lake Oswego High School (2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR)
Left (South) on SW Boones Ferry Road
Continue on Lower Boones Ferry Road
Continue on SW Bridgeport Road
Right (North) on SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Left (West) on SW Durham Road
Left (South) on SW 92nd Avenue continuing into and concluding at Cook Park in Tigard.
Nicole Morrisey, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Chad Kyser, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Marc Shrake, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office


Wednesday July 5th:
Newberg to McMinnville area

Highway 99W (McMinnville-Lowes) / Booth Bend Road north 99W to Lafayette Ave
99W Lafayette to Dundee
99W Dundee to Meridian St (Newberg) / Residential Streets / Haworth Ave / Newberg HS


Russell Vandewettering, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office

Gwen Johns, Newberg-Dundee Police Department

Thursday July 6th:
Sweet Home to Lebanon

US Highway 20 from the Sweet Home area to the Lebanon area.


Joel Goodwin, Corvallis Police Department

Thursday July 6th:
McMinnville to Jefferson area

Lafayette Highway to Highway 18 to Evergreen Aviation Museum
Highway 221 (Wallace Rd) north out of Salem to Highway 233 / Lafayette Highway
I-5 bypass MP248 / Salem / Commercial Street / State Capitol / Marion St (Ped) Bridge
Highway 99E Jefferson / Delaney Road Park-Ride @ I-5MP248
Enchanted Way to Jefferson

Brian Frazzini, Salem Police Department

Pam Ramsey, McMinnville Police Department

Friday July 7th:
Jefferson to Corvallis (Summer Games)

4th Street (downtown Albany) / Ellsworth St South to Pacific (Highway 99)
Highway 99E to Highway 34 into Corvallis

Joel Goodwin, Corvallis Police Department

Alan Lynn, Albany Police Department

South Valley Route:

Friday, June 29th:
Klamath Falls to Ashland
Veteran’s Park:  west on Main Street / south on Riverside Drive / south on Greensprings Drive / west on Hwy 140 / west on Hwy 66 to Ashland.
David Henslee, Klamath Falls Police Department
Wednesday, July 5th:
Ashland area to Roseburg area

Lithia Park (Ashland) north Highway 99 (Main St) / through Talent / Into Medford
North Highway 99 through Medford / E Pine St over freeway / Drive to Grants Pass
Highland Ave / Copeland Pl to Vine Street / Hawthorne Ave to Midland Ave
Midland Ave to NW Washington Blvd / Loop to 4th St / E St / 5th St / End

Ericka Doran, Medford Police Department

Thursday, July 6th:
Roseburg area to Eugene area

Highway 99 north / Myrtle Creek to I-5NB MP 110 / North I-5 to MP 115
Highway 99 to Winston / Winston to SR 42 / Highway 99 through Roseburg
Courthouse Steps (Ceremony) / North Highway 99 to Sutherlin

Brian Sanders, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Andrea P. Zielinski, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Matt Bowersox, Oregon State Police, Roseburg

Friday, July 7th:
Eugene to Corvallis (Summer Games)

Springfield PD north Pioneer Parkway to MLK Blvd / MLK to Coutry Club Rd
Willagillespie Rd / Roosevelt Blvd to Highway 99 through Eugene
North to Junction City

Bobby McDermed, Eugene Police Department

Tiffany Monroe, Springfield Police Department

We encourage each runner to raise a minimum of $50, although not required.


2017 Oregon Law Enforcement Torch Run Sponsors

2017 Torch Run T-shirt and Baseball Cap

2015 Torch Run (Benton County)

Corvallis TOrch Run

2015 Torch Run (Central Oregon)

2015 Final Leg

2015 Torch Run (Washington County)

2015 Torch Run (Yamhill County)

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