3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance set for April 16
The 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance to honor and remember 32 individuals who lost their lives on April 16, 2007, is scheduled for 9:43 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 on the Virginia Tech campus.
This is the eighth year for the run, which will start on the Drillfield near War Memorial Gym and finish near the April 16 Memorial across from Burruss Hall. It will be held rain or shine.
The event is free and open to the public; individuals may run or walk the 3.2-mile course, or volunteer to help work the event. Participants are asked to preregister for the event at the Department of Recreational Sports website.
In the event of severe weather, the status of the run will be posted to the university homepage.
The route for the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance will take participants throughout campus, around the Duckpond, and through the home team tunnel used to enter Lane Stadium before returning to the Drillfield via Kent Street.
All pre-registered participants should check in prior to the run at War Memorial Hall basketball gym between 4-8 p.m. on April 15 or 7:30-9:15 a.m. on April 16. Participants should bring a confirmation sheet with a QR code.
Commemorative T-shirts will be provided to the first 6,000 people who register online and may be picked up during check-in. Any T-shirts that have not been picked up will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event requires approximately 300 volunteers to provide support for the walkers and runners. A variety of shifts are available such as pre-race preparations, set-up, registration, route marshals, water station, and post-race clean-up, and all volunteers will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Those interested in volunteering should register online.
Free parking is available for the 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance in all Perry Street lots and the Perry Street parking garage located off Prices Fork Road.
More information about the activities planned for The Day of Remembrance on April 16 is available online.
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