Dash through the streets of Blacksburg with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports and the University Bookstore. Join Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the rest of the Blacksburg community for the University Bookstore Homecoming 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run.

The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Margaret Beeks Elementary School. The 1-Mile Fun Run will start at noon and the 5k Run/Walk will start at 1 p.m. The event will take place rain or shine.

Interested participants may register online until midnight, Thursday, Oct. 8. Race fees for online registration are $5 for the 1-Mile Fun Run and $15 for the 5K. Participants can also register the day of the event at Margaret Beeks Elementary starting at 10:30 a.m. until the race start. Walk-up registration prices are $10 for the 1-Mile Fun Run and $20 for the 5K. Proceeds from this event benefit Virginia Tech Recreational Sports student employee scholarships.

Packet pick-up for the race is Friday, Oct. 9, at 142 McComas Hall between noon and 5 p.m. Participants who do not pick up their packets on Friday, can pick them up the day of the race at Margaret Beeks Elementary School starting at 10:30 a.m. until race time.

Each participant will receive a free T-shirt. Post-race refreshments, including vitaminwater, will be made available to participants. A free Domino's Pizza social will take place after the 5K race.

The University Bookstore and Volume Two Bookstore are Virginia Tech's official on- and off-campus bookstores.

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