The Boots2Books 5K race starts in front of the brand new Student Life Center and runs towards the stop light at Overland Dr, from there it takes a turn back out on to Colonial Ave toward Winding Way. Once the course turns left on to Winding Way it takes the first right following Winding Way through a senic residential neighborhood. At the end of Winding Way the course takes a left on to Park Ln and follows this road for some moderate hills and great views of Mill Mountain from this side of the neighborhood. Once Park Ln passes Dogwood Ln it turns into Heritage Rd, however the course remains on this road until it meets back with Dogwood Ln near the Virginia Western Campus where it takes a left and goes up one last hill and back down to Colonial Ave and follows the course back toward Campus and finishes in front of the Student Life Center.
This course has been certified by USA Track and Field as an official 5K course. This course was measured and certified in 1984. All certified courses have what is referred to as "a short course prevention factor" which means that 0. 1% of the advertised length of the course has been added to the course in order to account for errors in measurement. That means 5 meters has been added to a 5K course such as this.USATF record keepers will recognize times run on this course for state and national open and age group records. USATF Certification # VA'84 001 CEG.
Event details and schedule
Join the Virginia Western Community College Armed Forces Student Association and WDBJ7's Melissa Gaona to kick off the first Boots2Books 5K at Virginia Western in Roanoke, VA. The Boots2Books 5K race will raise money and awareness for the Veterans Assistance Fund. The Fund is held within the College’s Educational Foundation and all donations above the race registration are tax deductible and go to support veteran and military students at Virginia Western.
Event schedule and times
The race begins at 9:30am with the walk start following. Join the after-race party for great food and learn about the Armed Forces Student Association and veteran services in the Roanoke Valley!