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The Big Run

Wed June 7 2017
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Location: Roanoke, VA US 24013 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
6:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT
Registration ends June 2, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Fallon Park
502 19th Street SE
Roanoke, VA US 24013

Ready to run in the biggest Fleet Feet Sports event ever? Welcome to The Big Run! 

On June 7, Fleet Feet Sports locations nationwide will hold a local 5K race. All results will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine: who is the fastest runner in the country?

But speed isn't the only thing that counts. We want to see the whole community participate because, seriously, running together rocks. Let us recap the ways: 

You get to join Fleet Feet Sports communities across the country in doing something we've never done before—a nationally-coordinated 5K race taking place in different locations all on the same day.

It's on a Wednesday—who couldn't use a mid-week pump-up?

Every finisher gets a medal. Not just any medal. A very cool, make-your-friends-jealous medal.

We know some people. And some pretty cool brands (cough, cough, Brooks). Let's just say, we're planning some fun raffle giveaways and category prizes.

The Big Run coincides with Global Running Day and is open to runners of all levels and abilities.

The Big Run in Roanoke, VA will take place at Fallon Park to support Project Forward.  Race starts at 6:30pm.  We will be capping the event at 300 participants.



March 20 - April 30: $25
May 1 - June 2: $30
After June 2: $35
We will be capping the event at 300 participants.

We also have The Big Run shirts!  Everyone will be guaranteed a shirt! Sizes will be given out on a first-come basis at packet pick-up!  

There are no refunds for the 2017 The Big Run Roanoke. This includes refunds for a cancellation due to weather.  Dogs and pets are not permitted in the event.  Strollers are not allowed


Packet Pick-Up and Registration

*Please note that the following dates and times may be subject to change

Saturday, June 3: 10am to 6pm at Fleet Feet Sports
Sunday, June 4: 1pm to 5pm at Fleet Feet Sports
Race Day, Wednesday, June 7: 5pm to 6pm at Fallon Park

Fleet Feet Sports is located at:
4347 Franklin Road
Roanoke, VA 24018


Race Day Details & Course

The Big Run Roanoke will be a 3.1 mile race (5K) that will be an out and back on the Tinker Greenway, starting and ending at Fallon Park.  Link for course map coming soon!

Race starts at 6:30pm sharp at Fallon Park.  Details about where to park will be posted prior to race day.

 Thanks to Mountain Junkies LLC for timing the 2017 The Big Run Roanoke!

Post race, hang out for awards and hang out while enjoying beverage (details TBA) and food! The Lick BBQ & Company and El Budare Grill Food Trucks will be on-site!

Age Group Awards

The Big Run Roanoke will recognize the top three overall female and male winners along with the following age groups:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Prizes at the National Level!

It's not just about how fast you can run, it's also about having fun!  Here are the following list of prizes at the national level and how you can win:

Fastest Male & Female: The fastest male and female nationally will earn supreme bragging rights - and $500 each - as the fastest female and male in the land!

Fastest Age Grouper, Male & Female: Did you beat everyone else in your age group?  We'll recognize the fastest overall male and female nationally with $100 each!  Age groups include: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

In the Middle of It All: If your finisher time puts you in the exact middle of all finishers in your gender nationally, we'll give you $500!

Common Ground: Finish at the most common time nationally, and we'll enter you into a drawing for $500!

The Brooks Big Deal at The Big Run Award: Come to The Big Run decked out in head-to-toe Brooks Running gear.  If you are one of the 10 participants spotted by the on-site Brooks Guru, you will receive $10 Fleet Feet Sports card to redeem on any Brooks gear!

Social Butterfly Award: Post a picture or video of the event to Instagram.  Tag @BrooksRunning, @FleetFeetSports, and @FleetFeetNoke.  Use hashtags #TheBigRun and #GlobalRunningDay.  The people with the top two most-liked posts by June 8 at 10am EST will receive a $50 Fleet Feet Sports store card!

Interested in volunteering?  We could use your help!

We are looking for a few fun course marshals and H2O Crew members! Click here to learn more and sign up today!


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