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3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance
Saturday, April 14 @ 9:00 a.m.

On April 14th, the Virginia Tech community reflects on the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us on April 16, 2007. This community run/walk throughout the campus of VT strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members.

Registration is still open!

We also need volunteers to help put on the run. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here!

Traveling to Blacksburg
Directions to Blacksburg: http://www.maps.vt.edu/directions.html

Address for GPS:

  • Perry Street Parking Garage: 1330 Perry Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • War Memorial Gym (check-in location): 370 Drillfield Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Event parking is available at the Perry Street parking lot and garage (247 on this map) (For GPS use - 1330 Perry Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061). This lot/garage is accessible from the new Southgate interchange or from the Price's Fork (Downtown) exit. 

The run is free of charge to all participants, however there will be a $3 charge for the run t-shirt. This small charge is to cover the cost to make the shirt and will ensure that all participants who want to have a shirt will get one. Participants must register by Friday, April 6 to receive a shirt.

Registration & Event Check In
Location: War Memorial Hall room 125 (Basketball Gym)
Address: 370 Drillfield Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Check In Times:

  • Friday, April 13th - 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday, April 14th - 7:00am- 8:30am

You will need to check-in on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning to pick up your race bib and commemorative t-shirt if you ordered one.  Please bring your confirmation email that includes your QR CODE (printed or electronically). If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your SPAM folder or request another email HERE.

If you registered multiple people under one email address, you will need to check-in all members of your group at the same time. Not all members need to be present, but the group will be checked-in as a whole. If you purchased multiple t-shirts within a registration, all t-shirts associated with the group will be distributed at this time. 

You may check in a friend or family member if you have their QR CODE. Please check-in on Friday to help with a smooth and prompt start on Saturday morning.

If you purchased a t-shirt, you will be able to pick them up at registration. We will have a limited number of t-shirts for sale at registration for $3 (cash or check only). These shirts will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Race Bibs and Event Banner
Race bibs will be available for you to write a message about what or who you dedicate your run/walk to. Place the bib on the front of your shirt during the run using the safety pins available at check-in.

Sign the “3.2 for 32” banner. This banner will be held at the front of the start line.

If you are running the 3.2 somewhere besides Blacksburg you can download the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance bib here!

Bag Drop Station
For anyone who would like to drop off a bag before the run on Saturday, feel free to use our bag drop station.

The Bag Drop Station will be located on the Drillfield.  Look for the tents on the Drillfield with the banner “Bag Drop.” Below is the process to follow for using the Bag Drop service.

Follow these steps:
At check-in, make sure you get a race bib.

Tell the check-in staff member that you plan to use the bag drop so they can record your bib number as they scan your QR Code.

On Saturday:

  • Tear off the bottom portion of your race bib and attach this to your bag using a zip tie provided at the bag drop station.
  • Bring your bag with the bottom portion of your bib attached to the bag drop station on the Drillfield.  
  • Please make sure to hand your bag to a bag drop station staff before leaving the area. This will ensure that we can keep your bag secure during the event.
  • To pick up your bag at the end of the event, please show your bib so the staff member can retrieve your belongings. Please pick up bags by 11:45am.

** We do not have bags so please bring your own bag with you**

Run Start
START LINE is in front of War Memorial Hall on the Drillfield Drive

Start will take place in 3 Waves (separated by several minutes) to keep the event safe and pleasant for all runners/walkers. All 3 waves will be separated by maroon and orange balloon arches. 

Please arrive at the startline at 8:40am.

At 9:00am, we will have a moment of silence.  Please be on the lookout for the white balloon arch and the “MOMENT OF SILENCE” signs to signal the start of 32 seconds of silence.

At the end of the 32 seconds, Wave 1 runners will be signaled to start running. Waves 2 and 3 will follow. 

That will be your only signal the event has started – there will not be any other prompt. Enjoy the run and the people around you!

Event Route
To view the route map click here

The route includes Lane Stadium by entering through the TUNNEL that the football team enters through for every home game. Since this does get narrow and slower, feel free to use the ALTERNATE route and bypass the stadium if you prefer. All runners and walkers will have to use the ALTERNATE ROUTE AFTER 10:30 am.  As long as you pass the stadium by 10:30 am, you can still go through the tunnel.

Please leave your pets at home.  If you do bring a pet, you will need to take the alternate route instead of walking through the stadium. No Pets will be allowed inside the stadium!

At the start: Located inside War Memorial Hall & a few port-a-johns located outside of War Memorial Hall.

At water stations: port-a-johns are available

Water Stations
Water Station 1 – located on Washington Street in front of the Smith Career Services Building

Water Station 2 – located at 417 Clay Street building

Post-Run Snacks
After the run, please feel free to enjoy the bananas, pretzels or bottled water that will be located at the finish line.

Inclement Weather
The event will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, check www.vt.edu for announcements about all of the Day of Remembrance activities and updates.

If you have any questions about the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance please contact recsports@vt.edu