Blacksburg Striders
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Blacksburg Classic Web site
Draper Mile Web site
Past Results from Other Local Races


Upcoming Events

  • March 17, 2018 (Sunday, 9:00 a.m.): Shamrock 4 Miler (Blacksburg, VA). The Shamrock 4 Miler and Lucky Little Leprechaun Dash take place on St. Patrick's Day. They take place at Blacksburg High School off of Prices Fork Road. The race is on roads and bike trails and goes through the Stroubles Mill, Hethwood and Fox Ridge neighborhoods. Awards for overall, age group, best Leprechaun costume and fastest team. Cool long sleeve shirts to all participants and finisher medals awarded! Wear your green! This race also earns points for the RunAbout Race Series. Web site.

  • March 31, 2019 (Sunday, 9:00 a.m.): Blacksburg Aruna Run/Walk 2019. (Duckpond Park, West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA). Run or walk for an enslaved woman by name whom the Aruna Project staff personally know and are working to free from the brothels. | Web site

  • April 6, 2019 (9 a.m.) Mark your calendars for the Inaugural Race for ACCE for Montgomery County students. This event will take place at Blacksburg High School (Blacksburg, VA). The 5K Fun Run/Race is being designed to involve students of all ages, school personnel, parents, community members and various community organizations and boards. Individual prizes will be awarded in addition to school prizes for participation. We want students to promote I am Running for my Education. Registered participations will receive t-shirts. All proceeds will benefit ACCE, which is a public/private partnership that makes college available tuition-free to as many Montgomery County Public School graduates as possible who meet the criteria. Let's get everyone involved and make this a wonderful MCPS and community event. | Web site

  • May 4, 2019 (9 a.m.): 21st Annual New River Trail — Dr. Ed Dannelly 10K Run and 5K walk (Galax, VA). Co-Sponsored by Galax Parks and Recreation Department and the New River Trail State Park. | Web site.

  • May 4, 2019: GATEWAY 50K & 25K (15 Miler) (Blacksburg, VA). An ultra-distance event in Blacksburg, Virginia. Come experience the allure of Jefferson National Forest and Brush Mountain by way of the challenging 50K (start time 7:00 AM) or the introductory 25K (8:30 AM). | Web site.

  • September 20, 2019 (11 a.m.): 6th Annual Marcus Ford 5K Run/Walk Celebration (Huckleberry Trail behind the New River Valley Mall). | Race information and online registration link.

    Marcus Ford graduated from Christiansburg High School in 2007 and from James Madison University in 2011. He accepted a job in his senior year in college with Grant Thornton as a consultant in Alexandria, VA. Sadly, Marcus and his family found out while he was a junior in college that he had a hereditary heart disease called CPVT. Marcus passed away on March 17, 2012 in Arlington, VA, from this disease. Monies raised from the Marcus Ford Annual Run/Walk SKs will go to his memorial scholarship, The Marcus Allen Ford Memorial Scholarship, given each Spring at Christiansburg High School to a graduating senior who exenplifies the person that Marcus was to everyone he met. | Marcus Ford Web site.

Results from Recent Races

  • February 9, 2019: 34th Annual Blacksburg Classic


  • December 24, 2018 (Monday, 1:00 p.m.): Frosty 5k & mile fun run plus Free Fun Run (at 12:30). The race starts and finishes on the soccer field behind the Food Lion on North Main Street in Blacksburg, VA, with the ma- jority of the race run on roads and paved bike paths. Web site | Results

  • November 22, 2018 (Thursday): The Blacksburg Turkey Trot (8:30 a.m.) and The Gobble Gobble Kids Dash (8:00 a.m.) in downtown Blacksburg, VA. The (first annual) Blacksburg Turkey Trot is the perfect mix of fun and fitness on Thanksgiving morning. The 5k course is designed with all skill levels of walkers and runners in mind! It's ideal for first-timers and veteran runners alike. | Results | Article on the event (The Roanoke Times, November 30, 2019).

  • October 27, 2018 : Brush Mountain Breakdown. The 12 miler, 7 miler, and 5K fun run (11:30 AM) are all on trails inside Pandapas Park, which is part of the Jefferson National Forest. Each race takes place on trails within the Pandapas Pond system featuring challenging, hilly terrain and creek crossings | Results.

  • October 13, 2018 (9:00 a.m.): Parrot Strut 5K (Warm Hearth Village, Blacksburg, VA). There is also a 1-mile run at 9:45, in which dogs are allowed. 100% of the proceeds from the race benefit the Neighbors in Need fund, which benefits low-income seniors living on Warm Hearth's campus who need assistance with housing and healthcare. | Course Map | Results.

  • October 6, 2018 (10:00 a.m.): Brave Heart 5K (Bisset Park, Radford, VA). Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. | Results

  • September 23, 2018 (Sunday, 7:00 a.m.): Hokie Half Marathon and 5K Web site. | Results from the races

  • August 3, 2018: The 37th annual Draper Mile. | Event page.

  • July 4, 2018 (Wednesday, 8 a.m.): 37th Annual Shawsville 5K (Shawsville, VA).Web site. | Overall Results | Age Group Results

  • June 16, 2018 (8:30 p.m.): Tenth Annual Downtown Sundown 5K (Blacksburg, VA). Run the streets and trails of Blacksburg at sunset! The Downtown Sundown 5kŪ starts and finishes on Draper Road in the heart of the Summer Solstice Street Festivalfeaturing crafts, live music, food, drink, and more. All runners must wear reflective clothing and carry a glowstick or LED light (provided). | Results

  • May 13, 2018 (Sunday 9:00 a.m.): Huckleberry Jam (Blacksburg, VA). The Huckleberry Jam is a 8-mile point-to-point race beginning at RunAbout Sports and utilizing the entire length of the eponymous rail trail, finishing at the Christiansburg Rec Center. (Last year it was 7.4 miles, but the Huckleberry Trail is longer now.) | Results


  • November 4, 2017 (10 a.m.): 15th Annual Shawsville Cross Country 5K, Camp Alta Mons at Crockett Springs. Run for the Food Pantry. | Web site | Results

Calendar Archive

For other race calendars, follow links to the Star City Striders race-calendar page, Mountain Junkies, Road Runners Club of America, and race calendars maintained by The Running Journal and RacePacket Event calendar and entry forms for VA, DC, MD and DE

Updated 12 February 2019