The Run for Ryan
Start: Sunday, April 7, 2013 @ 11:00 AM (EDT)
Blacksburg , VA 24060
Registration Closing Date
Saturday, April 6, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)
The Run for Ryan is a 5K walk/run dedicated to raising money to support The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation in honor of Ryan Davis Lopynski, a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin, and best friend. He was a freshman at Virginia Tech.
A little bit about Ryan
Ryan Lopynski passed away at the young age of 18 on April 26, 2009 as a Freshman at Virgina Tech. A shocking blow to his family and friends, Ryan was always in the center of our hearts. At such a young age, Ryan has not only given us hope for the future and a stronger bond with our friends and family, but he has also given us the desire to do more with our lives. Always an outgoing person, a sincere gentleman, and a man of strong character, we gather to honor his life and continue his legacy.
About The Event
This third annual 5K, "The Run for Ryan" sponsored by Delta Gamma, is hosted by Ryan's sister Erin and other friends and family members. Proceeds are being donated to The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation. Please go to www.ryanlopynski.org for more information about our mission. We are dedicated to the prevention of sudden cardia arrest (SCA) in young adults. Through our efforts, our goal is to save lives and empower others to support our cause.
Directions and Parking
The Cross Country Course: Entering West Campus Drive from Prices Fork Rd, Take a right on Oak Lane. Take a left on Duckpond Rd and keep going until you see DG Sorority Girls with signs and balloons! PARK AT SMITHFIELD PLATATION and all the surrounding parking lots BY 10:00 a.m. so you can get all of your bib, shirt, and gear on time before the run. Shuttling to the course will not be provided like we have in the past. Parking will be fairly close and we will have signs guiding you.
Delta Gamma Sponsorship
It is an honor to have the Delta Gamma Sorority sponsor The Run for Ryan for the third year in a row. Erin Lopynski as well as other DG volunteers will be available for assistance at the run.
On Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00p.m., everyone who has PREregistered must pick up your run packets and t-shirts at SQUIRES (located at the corner of Otey St. and College Ave. where the ABP and Sbarro are located!). The packet will consist of your t-shirt and information about The Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation. Everyone who registers will receive a t-shirt again this year! Arrive in your t-shirts by 10:00 a.m. Start time is 11:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday for walkers and runners.
Packet pick up will be on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00-1:00 at Squires Student Center in downtown Blacksburg. Times will not be recorded but there will be a finish line clock at the race for viewing as runners cross the finish line. There will be refreshments before and after the race. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to The Run for Ryan. Online registration closes on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. April 6. However, there will be RACE DAY REGISTRATION at 9:00 a.m. The start of race will be at the cross country starting location.