5k Rat Race


Event Date

Sat, Jun 13, 2015


Blacksburg, VA


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5K Rat Race - Runner

$25 $25 Closed

5K Rat Race - Walker

$12 $12 Closed

About This Activity

Join us in Blacksburg for the first ever Virginia Cheese Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Moss Arts Center on the Virginia Tech campus.  Enjoy a day of artisan cheese tastings, wine and beer pairings; workshops, and more. Just outside of the Center will be a host of activities including live music, a farm animal petting area, and regional art.

What better way to kick off this fun day than to get your metabolism pumping at the 5K Rat Race. This run/walk event will take place at 9 a.m. on the day of the festival. Participants will have the option to complete either the 5K course or an untimed, 1 mile fun run/walk. Due to course restrictions we will be unable to accept runners with strollers or pets on leashes. 

To stay with the theme of the day, costumes will be encouraged and judged at the end of the race. So share your love of cheese and dress as a mouse, cheese wedge, or create something else fun and festive! 

Brought to you by The Blacksburg Partnership, a local non-profit economic development organization and the founders of the ever so popular Blacksburg Brew Do, craft beer festival and Blacksburg Fork and Cork, food, wine, and art festival.

For more information, please visit www.virginiacheesefestival.com.

Event details and schedule

The 5K race will be held at the Buford Meredith Cross Country Course, home of the Virginia Tech cross-country team. This all-grass course is located next to the pond behind the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Arrival and Parking
Race registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m.

Parking will be available in the Duck Pond Road Lot (“The Cage”). There will be signs to show you where to park and directing you to the start line.

Runners will race in the following categories:

  • 25 & under
  • 26-40
  • 41-59
  • 60 & up

There will be a male and female first and second place winner in each category. In addition there will be an overall race winner.

As we are encouraging costumes, there will also be a "Best Costume" winner.

Register before 5/15/15 for early-bird pricing and to guarantee a T-shirt!

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