SW VA 811 Run

Other, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Aug 8, 2015


Christiansburg, VA


Activity Today Later

8 mile Individual Run - 8 Mile Individual Run

$20 $25 Closed

Run/Walk Excavator Team-5K - Run/Walk Excavator Team-5K

$50 $60 Closed

Run/Walk Excavator Team-5K - Group-registration team Age group/open

$50 $50 Closed

Run/Walk Individual-5K - Run/Walk Individual-5K

$20 $20 Closed

Meal Registraion - Meal Registration

$5 $5 Closed

About This Activity

About This Activity

We are holding the first annual SWVA 811 Run to help raise awareness of the risk you take every time you dig without calling 811 first. 811 is the national Call Before You Dig number, created to help protect individuals from hitting underground utility lines while digging.   Whether you are a homeowner or a professional excavator, calling 811 before you dig will get your underground utility lines marked at no cost. We want everyone in Virginia to take CARE - Call 811 before digging, Allow required time, Respect the markings, Excavate carefully. By holding the first Annual SWVA 811 Run, Virginia is joining other states like Minnesota, North Carolina, Mississippi and Kansas in the national push to spread the safety message of 811.

Please join us at the Christiansburg Recreation Center (1600 N Franklin St, Christiansburg) for either an 8 mile run or a 5K run/walk. Both courses will provide participants with beautiful scenery. We will have the grill fired up to feed all the tired and hungry participants. There will be give-a-ways and educational material available to help encourage everyone to Call 811 Before Digging.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Christiansburg Fire Department because they are they first responders if anyone hits a gas line while digging. Members of the department will be on hand to help spread the safety message.

Event details and schedule

Event Details and Schedule

5K Run/Walk

  • Individual – The run will begin in the back of the Recreation Center shortly after the 8 mile run which starts at 0730am and follow the Huckleberry Trail to the New River Valley Mall, where it will loop the back parking lot and return. This will be a timed event for those who enjoy racing the clock, but all are welcome to participate at the level that you feel comfortable with. Jogging strollers are welcome on this run.

    *There will be a men’s and women’s category with awards given for 1st and 2nd place.

  • Team – This is a bragging rights competition with a trophy for the winning team to take with them. A team will consist of 3 members associated with excavating in some way, such as working for an excavation company, a utility company, the 811 call left, a line locating company or any parts or equipment distributor to these type companies. The winning team will be determined by the accumulative time of the participants.


    8 Mile Run

                    This timed run is for those runners looking for an opportunity to push themselves or help prepare for even bigger runs, such as a half marathon and a perfect way to see where they are in their training. The run will begin in the back of the Recreation Center at 0730 am (with the 5k following 5-10 min later) and follow the Huckleberry Trail to Hightop Rd in Montgomery County and return. This is a challenging but beautiful scenic run with rolling hills, creeks and historic references along the route.

    *There will be a men’s and women’s category with awards given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.



    Food Registration

    If you don’t want to run or walk but you do want to support someone who is running or walking you can support the 811 safety message by paying a small fee for lunch. All run/walk participants have free access to all food and drinks. There will be many snacks available and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs available after 9am. Adults- $7.00, Children 16 and younger are free. All proceeds will be donated to the Christiansburg Fire Department.


    The event will begin and end at the Christiansburg Recreation Center (1600 N Franklin St, Christiansburg). Parking will be in front of the left while all event activities will take place in the back parking lot of the left.

    Packet Pick-up

    Early packet pick-up can be done on Friday, August 7th at the Atmos Energy office located at 1013 W Main St in Radford from 8am – 7pm. Please bring valid ID for pick-up

    Run Day packet pick-up will begin at 6:30am at the registration tent. Please bring a valid ID for pick-up.

    Packet Includes:

  • T-Shirt for those who register to Run/Walk before July 25th

  • Bib number

  • Food and Drink bracelet

  • Participant medal

  • 811 Run decal

  • 811 material

  • Other surprise goodies

    Day of Event Run and Food Registration


    Food Bracelet…………$7

    Run Registration…..$30


    Registration and bracelets will be available at the registration tent, but we will only be able to take CASH or CHECK on Saturday, August 8, 2015.


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