Blacksburg Classic 10 Mile and 5K
The race courses utilize residential roads and a greenway, the Huckleberry trail. The 5K is run through a neighborhood and enters the trail after two miles. From thereon, all but the final 200 yards is on the trail. The 10 Mile follows the 5K course through the neighborhood, adds on some more residential running, before entering the Huckleberry trail at around 4 miles. The remaining 6 miles (except for the final stint to the finish) is on the Huckleberry Trail | 10-Mile Course | 5K Course
29th Blacksburg Classic March 2, 2014: Rescheduled from Feruary 16 becausee of snow.
We would like to thank everyone for coming out on Sunday for the 29th Annual Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler and 5K. We had a beautiful and at times windy day. It was a rare day this winter to have a day that you could wear shorts. The very next day dropped 35 degrees and snowed. Crazy.
Despite the original date having to be canceled and then several scheduling issues the race was finally held. Over 400 runners finished the two distances with the 10 miler having more participants for the second straight year.
We would like to thank our sponsors; Carilion Clinic, Dowell Chiropractic, Blacksburg Physical Therapy, and RunAbout Sports. We would like to thank the parents and students of Blacksburg High School for volunteering and the Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Police Officers who worked our event during their weekend off.
We would especially like to thank all the runners who came out for this year's race and we hope to see you back for next years 30th year. The next race in the Carilion Race Series is the Mountain Lake 10K Hell Run on April 5th. Check out Triadventures website for event information. FINAL results are now posted with more pictures being added.
James DeMarco, Race Director
Previous Years Blacksburg Classic Results
February 16, 2013: The 28th Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler and 5K was 28 degrees with 8-10 mph winds and blue skies. The cool, crisp day was much better than expected with 1 inch of snow forecasted. For the first time, more runners ran the 10 miler than the 5K. We had 194 complete the 5K and 267 finish the 10 miler. | 10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups | Photos
February 27, 2011 This year’s Blacksburg Classic had the highest
turnout in history. The 487 finishers (223 finished the 10 miler and 264
completed the 5K) took advantage of 60 degree weather and low winds.
6 March 2010: The Classic was rescheduled from February 20 because of ice on the course. The weather was beautiful: 45 degrees at race time.
29 March 2008: The 2008 Blacksburg Classic started off cloudy, but by race time had terrifc running weather. The turnout was smaller than in past years as there were two races in town — both attracting hundreds. This past Saturday could have been the largest number of runners actually racing in Blacksburg history (over 600) when combining the two events.
24 February 2007: Waking up Sunday morning in an ice covered world, made me realize how fortunate we had been with the weather for the Blacksburg Classic the day before. It could hardly have been nicer. There was no wind to speak of and the sun, not hindered by any clouds, warmed all, making it feel warmer than the 50 degrees it became by mid afternoon. The great weather made many decide that running would be a fun thing to do, and race-day sign-ups were plentiful. The field of 5K and 10 Mile runners grew by nearly 150 race-day entrants; a total of 361 runners finished either the 5K or 10 Mile race. The fun run too saw quite a run-day addition, to about 30.
22 February 2003:
In spite of record rains which resulted in modifications of the 10-Mile course because of flooding, 200 runners
2002: A turnout of close to 400 runners took advantage of the 40 degree temperature, clear skies, and gentle breezes to participants in
the Striders' Annual Classic.
The Blacksburg Classic was called the Foxridge Classic when it was held in 1986 in a snowstorm. Prior to that there was a Valentine's Day 10 miler sponsored by Conditioning Unlimited..
Last updated 8 March 2014