28th Annual Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler and 5K
Start: Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 1:00 PM (EST)
Blacksburg , VA 24060
Registration Closing Date
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 6:59 PM (EST)
Entry Fees: 5K Run and Walk: $19 if received by 2/01/2013, $20 if received by 2/15/2013, $23 on race day. 10 Mile Run: $25 if received by 2/01/2013, $30 if received by 2/15/2013, $35 on race day. The first 600 registered 5K and 10 mile participants will receive a long sleeve shirt. All 10 miler finishers will receive the Classic Finisher Medal. Fun Mile Run/Walk: Without a shirt: FREE. With a shirt: $12
Packet pick-up and race day registration
Begins at 10:00 AM on race day at Margaret Beeks Elementary School, 709 Airport Rd., Blacksburg, VA. Race day registration for all events will close promptly at 12:45 PM
The 10-mile and 5K are rolling courses through Blacksburg, near the Virginia Tech campus, on roads and paved footpaths. All miles will be marked. Water will be available on both courses. Course descriptions available at .
- 10 mile and 5K: Overall: Top 3 male and female finishers will receive an award. The first male and female masters (40+) and grand masters (50+) will receive an award. Age-group: Awards three deep, male and female, in the following categories: 8 & under (5K only), 9–12 (5K only), 13–17 (5K only), 17 & under (10-mile only); 18–23, 24–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70 & over.
Additonal Awards Info
Runners are eligible for one award, which will be determined in the following order of priority: overall, masters, grand masters, age group. Awards will not be mailed. Fun Run: Each fun run participant will receive a medal.
From I-81 (N&S): Take exit 118B, following signs/exits towards Virginia Tech and Blacksburg. Stay on Rt. 460W, following sign towards Virginia Tech and Bluefield, WV. Turn right at 1st traffic light (Virginia Tech central campus/Southgate Dr./Rt. 314 East). Follow road to T-intersection with Airport Rd. Go right on Airport Rd. Beeks Elementary School is on the left after 1/4 mile.
Directions from 460 East
From Rt. 460 East (e.g. from Bluefield): follow Rt. 460E towards Virginia Tech/Blacksburg and take left at 2nd traffic light (Virginia Tech central campus/Southgate Dr./Rt. 314 East. Follow road to T-intersection with Airport Rd. Go right on Airport Rd. Beeks Elementary School is on left after 1/4 mile.
Dogs, strollers, etc.
FOR SAFETY REASONS, NO ANIMALS ARE PERMITTED ON THE COURSES DURING THE RACE! STROLLERS (baby joggers, etc) NEED TO START AT THE BACK.
For further information
Contact RunAbout Sports at (540) 552-9339 or e-mail . Or visit the Blacksburg Classic web site, (course descriptions and a downloadable entry form are available). Blacksburg Striders Membership Applications are available at http://civic.bev.net/striders (and can be submitted with race entry form).
Packet pick-up and race day registration: Begins at 10:00 AM on race day at Margaret Beeks Elementary School, 709 Airport Rd., Blacksburg, VA. Race day registration for all events will close promptly at 12:45 PM.