Backpack Run

  • 6th Annual Backpack Run
    Green Hill Park
    March 23, 2019 -- 9 a.m.

     

    Registration now open - VERY LIMITED TIME left to register!

     

    Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is presenting the 6th Annual Backpack Run. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for graduating seniors and grants for teachers. Several sponsorship levels are available!  NEW THIS YEAR:  5K and 10K races!!!  The 5K and 10K will start at the same time.  Runners for the 5K will do one lap of the out-back course.  10K runners will complete two laps of the same out-back course.

    Runners can also take the Backpack Challenge – purchase a new backpack, fill with school supplies, and drop it off after the race! (Optional Event)

    Registration Fees

    5K Run/Walk


    Individuals
    $30 Adults/$20 Students

    Teams (minumum 4 runners per team)
    $25 per Runner for Adults (18+)
    $15 per Runner for Students (17 and under)

    10K Run


    Individuals
    $40 Adults/$30 Students

    Teams (minumum 4 runners per team)
    $35 per Runner for Adults (18+)
    $25 per Runner for Students (17 and under)



    On Site, Day of Event Registration
    $40 Adults/$25 Students for 5K
    $50 Adults/$40 Students for 10K
    (no team registrations on race day)

    T-shirt deadline
    Register for the 5K or 10K by March 1 to guarantee an event t-shirt. Those registering after March 1 may not receive a shirt, depending on available supplies.

     

    Pictures from the 2018 Backpack Run

    2018 Backpack Run Results

     

Backpack Run logo
  • BE A SPONSOR!

    Elite Sponsor (2) - $750
    Shown as Elite Sponsor at Start or Finish Line
    2 Complimentary Runner Registrations
    Company Logo on t-shirt

    Champion Sponsor (4) - $500
    Shown as Champion Sponsor at kilometer markers along the race course
    Company Logo on t-shirt

    Sprinter Sponsor - $250
    Company Logo on t-shirt


    Contact Jean Wynn (562-3797 or jfwynn@rcps.us) to sign up as a sponsor!

Backpack Run Course

  • The course for the 2019 Backpack Run 5K and 10K has been changed to incorporate the Roanoke River Greenway and keep runners off the main road. Runners will begin near the front parking area, curving around the south side of the Green Hill property.  Runners will cross the creek and use a short trail to connect to the south side of the baseball field access road.  Runners will then pass along the baseball parking lot and connect to the greenway, passing the water station.  Runners will follow the greenway back to the greenway parking lot near the entrance of Green Hill Park.  At this point, runners will turn around and follow the same course in reverse.  5K runners will complete one lap of this out-back course.  10K runners will complete two laps of this out-back course.

     

    Backpack Run course map