The Backpack Run is back and ALL NEW! This year we are offering the best of both worlds - in-person races on March 20 at Green Hill Park and virtual races for the 5K and 10K, an ALL NEW virtual half marathon and an ALL NEW Backpack Challenge!
Participate in all three events to earn not only the three individual finisher medals but a fourth exclusive Backpack Challenge medal!! Runners can participate virtually for all three events or can choose to run either the 5K or 10K in person (only one in person event - other two events are virtual).
Note: Virtual/challenge medals will be available for pickup or shipping in late April. In-person 5K and 10K finisher medals will be presented at the finish line on race day.
5K (virtual & in-person): $25-$40
10K (virtual & in-person): $40-$60
Half Marathon (virtual only): $65-$80
Backpack Challenge (5K, 10K, & half): $140-$160
About the Education Foundation
There are more than 14,000 reasons to support education in Roanoke County.... and each one of them has a name!
Our mission is to promote the advancement and further the aims and goals of Roanoke County Public Schools through the development and application of donated financial resources.
The Education Foundation was formed to help young people in Roanoke County Schools meet some of their educational and personal goals. We assist in the following educational opportunities: provide student scholarships for graduating seniors; provide teacher grants for innovative classroom projects and provide financial support for educational projects and programs.
We welcome your support. Contributions can be made in the form of individual or corporate donations. Sponsors are also needed for our annual golf tournament and 5K/10K.
To make a donation, click the Donate Now button. You can also sign up for Amazon Smile and we will receive a donation from the proceeds of your purchases. Check out our News & Events
page for more ways to donate! Contact the Foundation at (540-562-3797) or email@example.com for more information.
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization - all donations are tax deductible.