BLACKSBURG, Va., March 25, 2009 – Lace up your running shoes and join Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and the greater New River Valley community as they run or walk 3.2 miles in remembrance of the 32 Hokies lost on April 16, 2007.
The Run in Remembrance, open to all runners, joggers, or walkers who wish to remember lost loved ones, will be held Thursday, April 16 on the Virginia Tech campus. The 3.2 mile run/walk will start at 8 a.m. at Alumni Mall near the North Main Street entrance of campus and finish on the Drillfield near the April 16 Memorial.
There is no cost to walk or run in this event.
A balloon release will signal the start of the event which will also feature a large “I Ran 3.2 for 32” banner for all participants to sign before the run. A large group photo will be taken of all runners and walkers at the conclusion of the event.
The first 500 people who register will receive a free T-shirt. Walk-up registration will be available the morning of the event; check in for pre-registered runners and for walk-up registration will start at 7 a.m. on the Shultz lawn.
The route will be mainly on pathways and roads. The run is scheduled to take place rain or shine. Free parking will be available in the Perry Street parking lot.
The Run in Remembrance is hosted by the Department of Recreational Sports, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, and a student planning committee comprised of representatives from the Student Government Association, Graduate Student Assembly, Residence Hall Federation, Virginia Tech Union, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Asian American Student Union, The Council of International Student Organizations, and Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Graduate and Undergraduate Representatives.