The Backpack Run is back! Once again, we are offering the best of both worlds - 5K, 10K and 8-Miler on March 18. Virtual options are available for all distances as well. 8-Miler starts at 8 a.m. 5K & 10K start at 10 a.m.
Take the Backpack Challenge! Register for all three events (in-person or virtual) and earn a 4th Backpack Challenge medal!
Backpack Challenge (5K, 10K, & half): $100-$120
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. In-person registration is available at RunAboutSports in Roanoke during packet pickup on Friday, March 17 from 3-6 p.m. and before the races start at Green Hill Park. $15 late registration fee and no discounts are accepted. Must pay by cash or check payable to the RCPS Education Foundation.
Note: T-shirts are no longer included in registration fee. Race shirts are available for purchase (deadline March 1) at $10 each.
About the Education Foundation
There are more than 13,000 reasons to support education in Roanoke County.... and each one of them has a name!
Our mission is to promote the advancement and further the aims and goals of Roanoke County Public Schools through the development and application of donated financial resources.
The Education Foundation was formed to help young people in Roanoke County Schools meet some of their educational and personal goals. We assist in the following educational opportunities: provide student scholarships for graduating seniors; provide teacher grants for innovative classroom projects and provide financial support for educational projects and programs.
We welcome your support. Contributions can be made in the form of individual or corporate donations. Sponsors are also needed for our annual golf tournament and 5K/10K.
To make a donation, click the Donate Now button. You can also sign up for Amazon Smile and we will receive a donation from the proceeds of your purchases. Check out our News & Events
page for more ways to donate! Contact the Foundation at (540-562-3797) or email@example.com for more information.
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization - all donations are tax deductible.