The Big Run Roanoke

Wed June 3, 2020 Roanoke, VA US 24013 Directions
Events

The Big Run 5K

6:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT

The Little Run: Kids Fun Run

6:00PM EDT - 6:15PM EDT
Place
Fallon Park
2116 Dale Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA US 24013
Description

On June 3 2020, we will celebrate Global Running Day.

Yes, race day will look different. But our mission remains the same: inspire the runner in everyone. Races have been cancelled, plans derailed, and we are all adjusting to new normals.

One this is for sure - running is NOT cancelled.

With that in mind, and in partnership with Fleet Feet Roanoke and Brooks Running, we are making a few changes to The Big Run that we have known and loved for the past four years. Join us for My Big Run Roanoke.

Entry is only $10, and $8 from your entry will be donated directly to Project Forward when you select Roanoke as your home store.

This is our ONLY yearly fundraiser for Project Forward, so we appreciate your participation in My Big Run. Your support will help purchase shoes for needy feet in the Roanoke Valley. Learn more about us at www.fleetfeetroanoke.com/projectforward

Head to https://runsignup.com/mybigrun to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out casey@fleetfeetroanoke.com.

 

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On June 3, let’s inspire the runner in everyone.

2020 marks the fourth year of The Big Run®, our annual nationwide 5K event on Global Running Day. In partnership with Brooks Running, we celebrate our local communities by bringing tens of thousands of runners together to cross a finish line and achieve a goal.

Why? Because RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING™.

As if the endorphins weren’t enough, we recognize runners of all levels through a fun range of cash prize opportunities totaling over $5,000 that reward speed, participation, and human connection. Scroll down to learn more.

Help Us Give Back: The Big Run Roanoke benefits Project Forward, a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded in August 2015 by Robin and Blaine Lewis, owners of Fleet Feet Roanoke. Project Forward's mission is to allow the citizens of Roanoke to have access to good shoes and a means to move, ultimately creating a happier and healthier community. Click here to learn how you can help.

Stay inspired:

●       Not sure where to start? Come see us so we can outfit you in the best gear, talk about your goals, and make sure you meet them. We're here to help.

●       Download the Fleet Feet Rewards App so you can sync your miles within the app and redeem them for additional cool prizes and sweepstakes!

●       Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run last year.

About Fleet Feet: Committed to providing expert advice, data-driven insights, head-to-toe product solutions, and robust training programs, each Fleet Feet location serves runners based on the belief that RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING™. Learn more at fleetfeet.com

About Brooks Running Company: Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, run bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run their path to a better self by creating the best gear, tools and experiences. Founded in 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle.

 

NEW THIS YEAR! 
Become a Fundraiser! The Top Fundraiser will win a BIG prize. Start your fundraiser for Project Forward today!

Registration Details

March 2 - March 5:  $25
March 6 - March 31:  $30
April 1 - June 2:  $35 
*online registration closes at midnight on June 5
June 3:  $40  *must register on-site at Fallon Park from 5pm-6:30pm

The Big Run is limited to 325 race participants. In 2019 we sold out at 300 race participants. Sign up before the race fills up! 

All participants are guaranteed The Big Run shirt. Register by May 13 to guarantee your shirt size.

There are no refunds for the 2020 The Big Run Roanoke. This includes refunds for a cancellation due to weather.

Dogs and pets are not permitted in the event. Strollers are not allowed.

Race Day

The Big Run Roanoke is a 5K race out and back on the Tinker Greenway, starting and ending at Fallon Park.

The Big Run Roanoke starts at 6:30pm at Fallon Park. The Little Run: Kids Fun Run starts at 6pm. Parking is available at Fallon Park.

Thank you to Mountain Junkies LLC for providing timing for The Big Run Roanoke!

POST-RACE PARTY
After the race, hang out for awards and enjoy beverages, including beer and cider, food from a local food truck and ice cream truck.

Packet Pick-Up & Registration

*Please note that the following dates and times may be subject to change. 

Friday, May 29:  10am-7pm at Fleet Feet

Saturday, May 30:  10am-6pm at Fleet Feet

Tuesday, June 2:  5:30pm-7pm at the Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick

RACE DAY: Wednesday, June 3:  5pm-6:30pm at Fallon Park

Fleet Feet is located at 4347 Franklin Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018. 

Local Awards

The Big Run Awards Ceremony will begin at 7:30pm.

Top awards will be presented to:
Top 3 Males
Top 3 Females

Age group awards will be presented to Top 3 Males and Females in each age group category:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up

National Prizes

As if the endorphins weren’t enough, we recognize runners of all levels through a fun range of cash prize opportunities totaling over $5,000 that reward speed, participation, and human connection:

  • Fastest overall runners: All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel into a national leaderboard to determine the fastest nationwide male and female runner. Those top runners will each receive $500.
  • Fastest age group runners: We’ll also recognize the top male and female age group winners from the national leaderboard; each male and female will receive $100.
  • Common Ground: Finish with the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we'll enter you into a drawing for the chance to win $500!
  • Middle of the Pack: We'll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run certified 5k results with $500!
  • Most Influential: Inspire others by showing off your accomplishment. We'll thank five people with the most-engaged The Big Run Instagram posts with $100. Eligible posts must:
    • Reflect the values of Fleet Feet through its inspirational, inclusive, and celebratory tone.
    • Include #thebigrun, @fleetfeetsports and @brooksrunning ;
    • Be posted on June 3, 2020 (between 12 am and 11:59 pm in accordance with your local time zone);
    • Be posted from the Instagram account of a The Big Run participant.

We are looking for a few fun course marshals and H2O Crew members! Click here to learn more and sign up.

The Big Run Roanoke benefits Project Forward, a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded in August 2015 by Robin and Blaine Lewis, owners of Fleet Feet Roanoke. Project Forward's mission is to allow the citizens of Roanoke to have access to good shoes and a means to move, ultimately creating a happier and healthier community. Click here to make a difference and make a donation to Project Forward.

Past Race Results

2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

In 2017, Roanoke took home the NATIONAL men's title, with David Angell running a 16:02. We also had national age group winners in the Male 15-19 (Samuel Haynes; 16:26) and in Males 60-69 (Paul Beers; 20:38). 

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