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2013 running calendar (Skip to Cycling/Triathlons)
6 Operation Smile 5K Run/Walk, Randolph Park, Dublin. Check-in begins at 8 a.m.; race starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Contact Erin Timberlake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 Blossom to Bottle 5K, Johnson's Orchard and Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford County, 9 a.m. Entry fee $15. Visit www.blossomtobottle.com.
13 Mill Mountain Mayhem trail 10K, Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, 9 a.m. Entry fee $25. Visit www.mountainjunkies.net.
Quick take: This is a challenging trail run in which racers are either going up, or going down. The good news is the race finishes with one of those downhills, in this case a screaming descent down the Star Trail.
13 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile walk, downtown Roanoke. Race starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee: $30. Visit www.komenvablueridge.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/race-information.
13 Run in Rememberence 3.2-mile run, 9 a.m., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. Visit www.recsports.vt.edu/fitness/events/32-run.
20 Blue Ridge Marathon and half-marathon, Roanoke, 7:35 a.m. Entry fee: $100 (marathon); $85 (half-marathon); $180 (marathon relay). Visit www.blueridgemarathon.com.
20 Riverfront Challenge 12K and 5K, Lynchburg, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Visit www.riverfrontchallenge.com.
27 Chug for the Jug 5K, Rocky Mount, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Visit www.franklincountyva.gov/parks.
4 Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke 5K run and 1-mile walk, Vinton Farmers Market, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Contact Bill Lawfield at 915-5837 or email@example.com.
4 New River Trail 10K run and 5K walk, Galax, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $15. Call 276-236-3218 or visit www.galaxparks-rec.com.
4 Trail Nut 10 and half-marathon, Falling Creek Park, Bedford. Entry fee: $25. Contact Josh Gilbert at 525-9452 or visit www.mountainjunkies.net.
18 Mannathon 8K and 5K, Fallon Park, Roanoke, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $27. Contact Sara Willard at 776-8161 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mannathon.wordpress.com.
18 Anchors Aweigh 5K, River's Edge Sports Complex (Roanoke River Greenway), Roanoke, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Contact info@anchorsaweigh5K.com or visit www.anchorsaweigh5K.com.
18 CAFE 5K family fun run and 1.5-mile walk, Roanoke, 9:30 a.m. Visit www.cafe5K.org.
25 Appalachian Power Festival 5K and 10K, downtown Roanoke, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $21. Visit www.commonwealthgames.org.
26 Tuff Strutter 5K trail race, Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, Martinsville, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $25. Visit www.roosterwalk.com
1 Race for Open Space 5K and 3K, Green Hill Park, Roanoke County, 8:30 a.m. Entry fee: $25. Visit www.blueridgelandconservancy.org.
8 Run with Grace 5K, Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Visit www.runwithgrace.com.
8 Light up the Night 5K, downtown Roanoke, 8:30 p.m. Entry fee: $30. Visit www.squaresociety.org.
15 Color Run 5K, downtown Roanoke, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $40. Visit www.thecolorrun.com/roanoke.
15 Run with the Law 5K, Bissett Park, Radford, 9:30 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Contact Lt. Pete Rutzinski@radford.va.us or 731-3603. Visit http://www.active.com/running/radford-va/run-with-the-law-5k-2013
4 Four on the 4th 4-miler, River's Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke, 8 a.m. Visit www.fouronthe4th.com.
10 Health Focus/Salem Distance Run 5K and 10K, Longwood Park, Salem, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $20. Visit www.healtfocusswva.org or call 444-2925 ext. 200.
10 Helgramite Hustle 5K mud run, Smith River Sports Complex, Axton, 1 p.m. Visit www.visitmartinsville.com/Smith-River-Fest.html
17 Fab 5K, Green Hill Park, Roanoke County, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $15. Visit www.mountainjunkies.net.
6 Harvest Moon 10K, Dick and Willie Passage trail, Martinsville, 7 p.m. Entry fee: TBD. Visit www.milesinmartinsville.com.
21 Marine Corps League 5K Mud Run, Green Hill Park, Roanoke County. Individual race 9:15 a.m., Pollywog youth jog 10:30 a.m., Team race 11:30 a.m. Entry fee: $30 individual; $150 for five-runner team. Visit www.mudrun.com.
5 Star City Women's 5K Run/Walk (30th anniversary race), 9 a.m. Course is in the Grandin Road area of Roanoke. The race benefits Children's Trust. For more information contact Amy Rockhill at email@example.com. Enter online or print out entry form at starcitystriders.com.
19 Into the Darkness 4-mile night trail race, Explore Park, Roanoke County, 7 p.m. Entry fee: $25. Visit www.mountainjunkies.net.
19 Bank of Fincastle Fall 5K and 10K, Central Academy Middle School, Fincastle, 9 a.m. Entry fee: $15. Call Richard Pauley at 992-1883.
19 Galax Autumn Days 5K, Galax, 10 a.m. (1-mile youth race starts at 9 a.m.) Entry fee: $15. Call 276-236-3218 or visit www.galaxparks-rec.com.
28 Drumstick Dash 5K, Roanoke, 9 a.m. Visit www.rescuemission.net/category_drumstick_dash/.
28 Turkey Day 5K, Martinsville, 9 a.m. Visit www.milesinmartinsville.com.
2013 Cycling/triathlon calendar
7 Tri Adventure Spring Sprint triathlon, Christiansburg Aquatic Center, Christiansburg, 9 a.m. Features a 300-meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run. Entry fee: $80. Visit www.triadventure.com.
14 Angels Race Triathlon, downtown YMCA, Lynchburg, 8 a.m. Features a 300-meter swim, 25K bike and 5K run. Entry fee: $80. Visit www.setupevents.com.
24 Wednesday Night Disco Series mountain bike race number one, Mill Mountain Discovery Center, Roanoke, 6 p.m. Entry fee: $10. Visit www.wednesdaynightdisco.com.
4 Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, 9 a.m. Features a 750-meter swim, 20K bike and 5K run. Entry fee: $70. Visit www.setupevents.com.
5 Middle Mountain Momma mountain bike race, Douthat State Park. First race starts at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee: $25. Visit www.mountainbikevirginia.com.
8 Wednesday Night Disco Series mountain bike race number two, Mill Mountain Discovery Center, Roanoke, 6 p.m. Entry fee: $10. Visit www.wednesdaynightdisco.com.
18 Alleghany Highlands Triathlon, Alleghany Highlands YMCA, Clifton Forge, 9 a.m. Features a 5K run, 2-mile paddle and 13-mile bike. Solo and team categories. Entry fee: $47 (solo); $90 team. Visit www.cliftonforgemainstreet.org.
22 Wednesday Night Disco Series mountain bike race number three, Mill Mountain Discovery Center, Roanoke, 6 p.m. Entry fee: $10. Visit www.wednesdaynightdisco.com.
19 Storming of Thunder Ridge bike ride, Jamerson Family YMCA, Lynchburg. Options of 100, 45, 75 and 27 miles. Entry fee: $50. Visit www.stormingofthunderridge.com.
2 Salem YMCA Sprint Triathlon, Salem YMCA, 8 a.m. Features a 300-yard swim, 15K bike and 5K run. Entry fee: $70. Visit www.setupevents.com.
8-9 Massanutten Hoo Ha mountain bike race, Massanutten Resort. Visit www.mountainbikevirginia.com.
13 Gran Fondo Alleghany, Clifton Forge and Covington, 8 a.m. Options include a 108-mile course, 72-mile course and 30-mile course. Entry fees: $75; $55, $35 respectively. Visit www.ahcyclingfestival.com.
14 Claytor Lake Sprint Triathlon, Claytor Lake State Park, 8 a.m. Features a 500-meter swim; 12.5-mile bike and 5K run. Entry fee: $50. Visit www.claytorlaketriathlon.com.
14 Knights Crossing 5K cross country race, Green Hill Park, Roanoke County, 8 a.m. Entry fee: $7. Contact race director Tommy Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 New River Trail Challenge Triathlon, Fosters Falls, 8:30 a.m. Features a 40-mile bike ride, 12-mile kayak and 13.1-mile run. Solo and team divisions. Entry fee: $50 for indivuals; $100 teams. Visit: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/nrtc.shtml.
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