8/12: 811 8-mile and 5K Walk / Run

Atmos Energy and VA811 present the 3rd Annual 811 Run with both an 8-mile run and 5K run/walk option on Saturday, August 12, 2017 starting and finishing at the Christiansburg Rec Center and on a portion of the Huckleberry Trail.

Race Day Schedule:
• 6:30 am – Day of Registration begins
• 7:30 am – 8 Mile Run starts
• 7:45 am – 5K Run/Walk starts
• 9:00 am – Food available for purchase

The SW VA 811 Run was created 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.

Both courses will provide participants with beautiful scenery. There will be music and we will have the grill fired up to feed all the tired and hungry participants. There will be giveaways and educational material available to help encourage everyone to Call 811 Before Digging.

Participants will receive, t-shirt (if registered before July 22, 2017), food & drink bracelet, participant medal, 811 run decal and information and other surprise goodies. Awards will be given for the top three overall place winners in both the men’s and women’s category. The top three finishers in of the age groups will also receive medals.

Registration forms are available at the Christiansburg Rec Center, Run About Sports in Blacksburg and the Atmos energy office in Radford and online.

To register online, visit: this link.

Food bracelets will also be available to purchase for spectators at $5.00 for adults and free for children 12 and younger.

Note: Only cash or check accepted on race day for registration and food bracelets.

Jogging strollers are welcome in the 5K Walk/Run.

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

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AtmosVA811Run or https://www.facebook.com/events/253306888473324.