In honor of the tragedy that took place on campus on April 16th, 2007, Virginia Tech Rec Sports hosts a 3.2 mile run (approximately a 5k). This is open to students and members of the Virginia Tech community.
This event is significant to the university because it is important to remember the events that took place on campus over 10 years ago. We remember what happened and those who are no longer with us in order to grow and learn from the tragedy and grow stronger as a campus community.
The run itself will take place this Saturday morning, April 13th. You can sign up to run, jog, or walk. Check-in takes place on Friday afternoon/evening in War Memorial Gym. This is where you will pick up your shirt and race bib. The route begins on the residential side of the drillfield. It then goes around the Duck Pond, up West Campus Drive, through or around Lane Stadium (your choice!) and then all the way back down Kent Street to the academic side of the drillfield where the finish line ends in front of Burruss Hall.
Running, jogging, or even walking this route is a great way to exercise and have fun with your friends and family. Even just running to get ready for the 3.2 for 32 is a great way to stay in shape. As you make your way around campus (however you choose to do so), just remember those who are no longer with us, and why it is called the Run in Remembrance.