Blacksburg Classic 10 Mile and 5K
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Blacksburg Classic Results
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 November 2011