RunAbout Race Series

Join us for the 2nd Annual RunAbout Race Series as it kicks off at the 30th Blacksburg Classic in February! With an additional race scheduled, the 2015 edition of the RunAbout Race Series is sure to be bigger and better than 2014. Follow the link below to stay up-to-date on points, prizes, and everything in between, and we'll see you at the starting line!

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It's Official! The 2015 Hokie Half Marathon is here!

Mark your calendars and save the date, the 3rd Annual Hokie Half Marathon & 5k will be held September 19th, 2015! We are excited to announce that this year's edition has been selected as an Official Event for the 37th Annual Running Journal Grand Prix, so come join us this fall for what is sure to be a run to remember!

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Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for events the whole family can enjoy and stay fit at the same time? Check out our weekly programs that continue throughout the spring and summer, including Healthy Kids Runs and Youth Track League for children, and the arrival of Fun Run Pub Runs each Wednesday at the new RunAbout! Whatever your age or fitness level, there's a fun and exciting event waiting!

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Check out the February edition of RunAbout’s Newsletter here!

February 14th, 2015 | Blacksburg Classic 10 miler & 5k –  On a cold and very windy day, 318 brave runners ran in the Blacksburg Classic’s 30th edition. The first race of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series presented by Carilion Clinic drew 182 runners that finished the 10 miler, while 136 runners finished the 5K and have one race finish towards earning the 2015 Race Series sweatshirt. Edward Dickenson, 51, won the 5K going away in 17:44. Kirsten Beaudry placed third overall and won the women’s division in 19:16. In the 10 miler, four men broke one hour. Patrick Woodford held off Max Werner winning in 57:09 to Max’s 57:29. Quinn Thomas and Andrew Parkins also broke the one hour mark. In the women’s race, Ann McGranahan Thomas and Mina DeMarco ran the closest women’s race in 15 years. Ann took the victory in a blazing 1:01.40, while Mina finished just behind in 1:01.54; Incredible times considering the conditions! Congratulations to all the hearty runners for getting out there – another day fitter and better. Excellent job!!!

We thank Carilion Clinic, Dowell Chiropractic, Blacksburg Physical Therapy and RunAbout Sports for sponsoring the Blacksburg Classic and the race series. Thanks to all the parents and athletes of Blacksburg High School for working the food and water stations, marshaling, handing out roses and medals, and working registration. Thanks everyone for coming and we hope to see you at the 31st Blacksburg Classic! 10 Miler Results | 10 Miler Age Groups | 5k Results | 5k Age Groups | Race Series Points

February 18th, 2015 | Fun Run Pub Runs Kick Off – RunAbout Sports Pub Runs have finally arrived! They will take place every Wednesday all year from RunAbout Sports at First & Main (1470 South Main Street, Blacksburg). During the winter months, runs will start at 5:30pm while they will begin at 6pm during the Spring, Summer and Fall. After the run, head over to Bull & Bones for food AND drink specials. 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

March 28th, 2015 | Mountain Lake Hell Climb 10k –  Race #2 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA | Online Registration

April 18th, 2015 | VT 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run & Walk –  On this day, the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us on April 16, 2007. This community run/walk throughout the campus of VT strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members. Commemorative race bibs and t-shirts will be provided to the first 5,000 who register. Blacksburg, VA | Information

April 24th, 2015 | Moonlight Bootlegger –  The Moonlight Bootlegger is a nighttime race that has participants running a 5k on the moonlight trails with only their headlamp/flashlight. Once they have conquered the trails, they will be invited to have a moonshine cocktail and enjoy bluegrass music from a local band. Explorer Park | Roanoke, VA

April 25th, 2015 | Bob Duncan 5k –  Virginia Tech Vet School/Virginia Tech Cross Country Course. Blacksburg, VA

April 28th – June 2nd, 2015 | Spring Healthy Kids Runs –  Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15pm, FREE youth program at the new Blacksburg High School track. Blacksburg, VA

April 30th – June 4th, 2015 | Spring Thursday Night XC Race Series – Rookie League (races mile or less), Farm League (races distance up to 5K), Lightening League (race distance up to 5 Miles). Cost is $1.00 per person per race. Blacksburg, VA

June 8th – August 5th, 2015 | Youth Track League –  Summer track league for kids ages 6 to 12, that meets once a week for practice AND once a week for meets. Events include sprints, jumps, throws, and distances up to one mile. Cost is $60.00 for the entire summer and includes team shirt, coaching, and meet officiating. Blacksburg, VA

June 18th – July 30th, 2015 | Summer All-Comers Track Meets –  Open to all ages. Races range from the 55 meter sprint to the 5K, long jump and shot put.  Cost is $2.00 per meet or $10.00 for the summer season (7 meets). Kids in the Youth Track League are free to compete. $2.00 fee is good for one or all events for the particular meet. Blacksburg, VA

June 20th, 2015 | Downtown Sundown 5k –  Race #4 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA

July 13th – 18th, 2015 | High Performance Distance Academy – High schoolers: join us for a week-long block of training to jumpstart your 2015 cross country campaign! Now over a decade old, High Performance is an incredible experience of information, training, and development in the sport of running…and of course a LOT of fun! Blacksburg, VA | Information |Registration Form

August 7th, 2015 | Draper Mile –  Race #5 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA

September 8th – October 20th, 2015 | Fall Healthy Kids Runs –  Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15pm, FREE youth program at the new Blacksburg High School track. Blacksburg, VA

September 19th, 2015 | 3rd Annual Hokie Half Marathon & 5k –  Come run with the Hokies and join us for the 3rd Annual Hokie Half Marathon & 5k! With live music along the way, a beautiful course, and incredible volunteers, the third edition is sure to be the best yet. With a ton of great race swag and awesome custom Hokie Bird finisher medals, and as part of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series, the Hokie Half is one not to miss! We are also pleased to announce that the 2015 Hokie Half Marathon is part the 37th Running Journal Grand Prix as well! Read more hereBlacksburg, VA | Complete Race Info

October, 2015 | Brave Heart 5k – Radford University Homecoming -  Race #7 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA

October 24th, 2015 | Brush Mountain Breakdown 12mi, 7mi, and 5k –  Race #8 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA

December 24th, 2015 | Frosty 5k –  Race #9 of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series. Blacksburg, VA