Blacksburg Classic
10 Mile & 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 sprint to the finish) is on the Huckleberry Trail | 10-Mile Course | 5K Course

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..


30th Annual Blacksburg Classic
Saturday, 14 February 2015

10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups


On a cold and very windy day 318 brave runners ran in the Blacksburg Classic's 30th edition. The first race of the 2015 RunAbout Race Series presented by Carilion Clinic drew 182 runners that finished the 10 miler. 136 runners finished the 5K and have one race finish towards earning the 2015 Race Series sweatshirt. Edward Dickenson, 51, won the 5K going away in 17:44. Kirsten Beaudry placed third overall and won the women's division in 19:16. In the ten Miler four men broke one hour. Patrick Woodford held off Max Werner winning in 57:09 to Max's 57:29. Quinn Thomas and Andrew Parkins also broke one hour. In the womens ten miler Ann McGranahan Thomas and Mina DeMarco ran the closes womens race in fifteen years with Ann taking the victory in a blazing 1:01.40 to Mina's 1:01.54. Incredible times considering the conditions. Congratulations to all the hearty runners for getting out there. Your another day fitter and better. Excellent job!!!

The fastest couple award was won by the Lewisburg Legs. The team of Gretchen McDonough and Dan Dougher won a $100 gift card to a romantic dinner at Sal's Italian Restaurant.

We thank Carilion Clinic, Dowell Chiropractic, Blacksburg Physical Therapy and RunAbout Sports for sponsoring the Blacksburg Classic and the race series. Thanks to all the parents and athletes of Blacksburg High School for working the water stations, marshaling, food, handing out roses and medals and working registration. Thanks everyone for coming and we hope to see you at the 31st Blacksburg Classic!

James DeMarco
Race Director


Previous Years Blacksburg Classic Results

March 2, 2014 (rescheduled from Feruary 16 becausee of snow): The 29th Blacksburg Classic was held on a beautiful and at times windy day — a rare day this winter to have a day that you could wear shorts! Over 400 runners finished the two distances with the 10 miler having more participants for the second straight year. | 10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups
Photos.

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 18, 2012: 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.
10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups | Photos

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.
Results for the 5K | Results for the 10 miler | Results for the FunRun
2010 Blacksburg Classic photos

21 February 2009: There were 194 5K finishers and 214 10 mile finishers.
Results for the 5K | Results for the 10 miler

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.
Results for the Fun Run | Results for the 5K | Results for the 10 miler

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.
10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups

25 February 2006: 10 Mile Overall | 10 Mile Age groups | 5K Overall | 5K Age groups

26 February 2005: 40 degree temperatures and more than 400 participants.
10 Mile Overall (Open, Masters, Grand Masers) | Age Groups
5 K Overall (Open, Masters, Grand Masers) | Age Groups

28 February 2004: a record turnout of 440 runners.
10 Mile Overall (Open, Masters, Grand Masers) | Age Groups
5 K Overall (Open, Masters, Grand Masers) | Age Groups

22 February 2003: In spite of record rains which resulted in modifications of the 10-Mile course because of flooding, 200 runners participated.
Collegiate Time article (25 February 2003)
10 Miler Results | 5 Kilometer Results

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.
10 Miler Results | 5 Kilometer Results

2001: 10 Miler Results | 5 Kilometer Results

2000: 10 Miler Results | 5 Kilometer Results | Overall Results

1999: 10 Mile Results | 5 Kilometer Results


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