RACE PLANNING AND EQUIPMENT | RunAbout helps every race. We are happy to meet with race directors and help you plan, design, and execute your race successfully. We will donate free racing bibs and safety pins, as well as provide cones, flagging, coolers, and a finish line archway to help you maximize the money you are able to raise for your respective charity. Please refer to our Equipment Reservation Form to see what is available and get your race on the calendar. Remember to reserve equipment as early as possible as it is distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Official RunAbout Sports races take precedent, followed by the VT 3.2 for 32 and Virginia Tech Homecoming races. RunAbout will also send a event-trained employee to assist your race free of charge. On average, RunAbout assists with 34-40 races per year and has helped raise thousands for charities throughout the area.
TIMING | RunAbout can time your event with hands-free timing chips or the old fashioned, cost-effective pull tags. Chip timing is $3.00 per registered competitor, which includes the disposable timing chip, bib number, and safety pins; a $500 minimum is required. With chip timing, our fully-trained timing crew will run your entire finish line with setup and takedown. If you have less than 200 runners for a 5K we recommend the pull tag system. Our staff is happy to train your volunteers on how to use the pull tag system free of charge.