Backpack Run

  • 4th Annual Backpack Run
    Date:  March 18
    Green Hill Park
    9:00 a.m.


    Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is presenting the 3rd Annual Backpack 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for graduating seniors and grants for teachers. Several sponsorship levels are available!

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

    Sponsorship Levels


    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@rcs.k12.va.us) to sign up as a sponsor!

    Registration Fees

    2.5K Run/Walk (starts at 9 a.m.)
    (this event will not be chip-timed)

    Individuals
    $20 Adults/$15 Students

    Teams (minumum 4 runners per team)
    $17.50 per Runner for Adults (18+)
    $12.50 per Runner for Students (17 and under)

    5K Run/Walk (starts shortly after the completion of the 2.5K)
    (this event will be officially timed using chips)

    Individuals
    $30 Adults/$20 Students

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

    On Site, Day of Event Registration
    $40 Adults/$25 Students for 5K
    $30 Adults/$20 Students for 2.5K
    (no team registrations on race day)

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

Backpack Run

Backpack Run Course

  • Course map (2 laps along the road and greenway) The course for the 2016 Backpack Run has been changed to incorporate the Roanoke River Greenway. Runners will start on the roadway by the baseball fields. Runners will follow the roadway back to the main entrance to Green Hill Park. Runners then turn left onto the Roanoke River Greenway and follow the paved path back to the baseball fields. Runners will then do a second lap, following this same course to the finish in the cul-de-sac by the parking area.