Come join the fun and run the streets and trails of Blacksburg at sunset! Prizes awarded under the stars! The Downtown Sundown 5k Race is part of Summer Solstice Fest open 1pm-11pm June 16. The festival features a Carnival, Burnt Creative Indie Craft Fair, Water Wars, Beer Garden, Dog Parade, live music and much more. Please plan to enjoy the festival before and after the race which this year will start and finish in the heart of the festival!
Run the streets and trails of Blacksburg at sunset! The Downtown
Sundown 5k® starts and finishes on Draper Road in the
heart of the Summer Solstice Street Festival featuring crafts,
live music, food, drink, and more. Race day registration will take
place on the lawn of the Alexander Black House from 3pm to
8pm. All runners must wear reflective clothing and carry a glowstick or LED light.
Packet pick-up and race day registration: Begins at 3pm on race day. The registration table is located on the Alexander Black House Lawn on Draper Rd. Race day registration for the event will close promptly at 8:00pm. Race will begin on Draper Rd. near the stage.
Safety Requirement: All runners must wear reflective, light colored shirt and carry a cyclume/glowstick or LED light. The first 300 runners registered will receive a FREE GLOWSTICK in their race packet. No animals on the course during the race, headphones are discouraged and strollers/ baby joggers need to start at the back.
Awards—Overall: Top 3 male and female finishers will receive an award. The first male and female masters (40+) and grand masters (50+) will receive an award. Age group: Award three deep, male and female, in the following categories: below 16, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Runners are eligible for one award, which will be determined in the following order of priority: overall, masters, grand masters, age group. Awards will not be mailed.
Course: The 5K course loops from downtown through Blacksburg on roads and paved footpaths. All miles will be marked. Water will be available. A course map will be available on the Downtown Blacksburg Inc. website (downtownblacksburg.com).
Post Race: Post race food and beverages will be available at the finish. Hotdogs, burgers, chips, soda, beer and wine (must be 21 and possess your I.D.) will also be available for purchase as part of the festival.