Read the January RunAbout Newsletter here!
Report your Final 2017 Miles for the RunAbout 1000 / 2017 Mileage Challenge!
With 2017 in the books, report your December miles and any months you may have missed. Right now we have 99,016.29 miles recorded for the year by 97 people! AWESOME JOB! 1000 Miles and 2017 Miles were the two big goals to try and achieve. So far, 12 have reached the 2017 goal and 34 more have achieved the 1000 mile goal. Simply AWESOME! Last year we totaled 69,466.93 miles by 58 people. Way to get out there and bring your neighbors along. Awards will be given out at the Runners Gala on February 8th. The last day to report miles for 2017 is January 15th!
100 Mile Challenge Month is January 2018!
In an effort to help motivate everyone in January, we are starting the third year of the January 100 Mile Challenge. You can do this outside and on the treadmill. 100 miles of running and/or walking, but not steps per day. Once you get your 100 miles report it HERE. There is no cost and we reward long sleeve technical shirts to everyone who achieves the 100 Mile Challenge. Shirts will awarded at the Runners Gala Awards Banquet on February 8th. If you can’t make, it you can pick up your shirt after February 8th. YOU GOT THIS!
Wednesdays, 2018 | Fun Run Pub Runs – RunAbout Sports Pub Runs will take place every Wednesday all year from RunAbout Sports at First & Main (1470 South Main Street, Blacksburg). Runs will begin at 6pm during the Spring, Summer and Fall. There are weekly door prizes, visits from shoe companies bringing products to try, free stuff to earn, and a great way to get in a workout while meeting your fellow runners and walkers…then head out and enjoy a nice cold one. Join the fun! Blacksburg, VA
February 8 | 2017 RunAbout Race Series Runners Gala Awards Banquet – The Runners Gala Awards Banquet will be February 9th. The location will most likely be moved from Bull & Bones as we need a larger venue. The Gala is a get together with your runner friends to hang out, celebrate 2017 achievements, and just have some fun! This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Blacksburg, VA
February 11 | 33rd Annual Blacksburg Classic 10-Miler and 5k – Race #1 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Free 1 mile kids fun with medal for finishers. Blacksburg, VA | ONLINE REGISTRATION | REGISTRATION FORM
March 17 | Shamrock 4-Miler and Lucky Little Leprechaun – Race #2 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Free Lucky Little Leprechaun 1k kids fun with medal for finishers Blacksburg, VA
April 10 – May 29 | Spring Healthy Kids Run – Every Tuesday from 6-7pm at Blacksburg High School. FREE – kids learn running drills, do a mini workout, and play games. 25-50 kids on average. Blacksburg, VA
April 16 | Virginia Tech 3.2-Mile Run for Remembrance – Blacksburg, VA
April 21 | 11th Annual Bob Duncan Memorial 5k – The 5K is held in memory of the late Dr Bob Duncan, a much-beloved pathology professor at Virginia Tech who passed away in May of 2007. All race proceeds go directly to the Bob Duncan Memorial Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology Scholarship, which is awarded to a veterinary student interested in pathology. Blacksburg, VA
April 28 | 4th Annual Huckleberry Jam 7-Miler – Race #3 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg + Christiansburg, VA | REGISTRATION
April 28 | Highlander Half Marathon and 8k – Radford, VA
June 4 – End of July | Youth Track League – One practice and one meet per week at the Blacksburg High School track. Cost is $60.00 – scholarships are available. 95-120 kids take part each summer. Blacksburg, VA
June 16 | 10th Annual Downtown Sundown 5k – Race #4 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA | REGISTRATION
July 7 | Hell Climb 10k – Race #5 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Giles, VA
August 3 | 37th Annual Draper Mile – Race #6 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Free 300m kids fun with medal for finishers. Blacksburg, VA | REGISTRATION
August 18 | Eye Run 10k / 5k and Kids Run – Race #7 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Pearisburg, VA
September 23 | 6th Annual Hokie Half Marathon and 5k – Race #8 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. NEW IN 2018: Hokie Half Marathon Children’s Challenge! Teachers, parents and other children group leaders can pick up the fun “course map” at RunAbout. Kids have until September 21st to complete 12.5 miles. Forms will be available August 10th. They can follow their progress on their course map that is broken up by 1/4 miles at school, home, etc. The last 976 meters (making it 13.1 miles) will take place at 11:30am at the VT Corporate Research Center and the kids will run the last part of the Hokie Half course and finish where all the runners had earlier. HokieBird medals will be awarded to those completing the challenge. This is a free event for children. Blacksburg, VA | INFORMATION
October 20 | Braveheart 5k – Race #9 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Radford, VA
October 27 | Brush Mountain Trail Adventure – Race #10 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA | REGISTRATION
December 24 | Frosty 5k – Race #11 of the 2018 RunAbout Race Series. Free 1 mile kids fun with medal for finishers. Blacksburg, VA | REGISTRATION