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Into the Wild 5K Race

May 10, 2014
  • Location: Explore Park
  • Address: 3900 Rutrough Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
  • Times: 9am-1pm
  • Admission: Youth $15-20 / Adult $25-$35
  • Phone: 540-343-3241
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Into the Wild 5K Race


5K Adult (12 and over) Fun, Timed, Trail Run and a 1Mile Youth (11 and under) Fun Run, held in conjunction with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism's Open House for Explore Park.  All runners are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite zoo animal (prizes will be awarded for best dressed).  Awards will also be given to first, second, and third place winners. John Carlin of WSLS will be our announcer/emcee.  RunRoanoke will be professionally timing the race.

Start Time

Packet pickup is 6-8PM May 9 at Play It Again Sports on 419 or day of at Explore Park between 9-10.

Youth race begins at 10 and adult at 10:45. Youth is 1 mile and adult is 5k. This is a trail race, fun run, timed by RunRoanoke. All runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite zoo animal. There will be, weather permitting, some real zoo animals there!


Explore Park


Registration from now til April 26 is $25 for over 12 and $15 for under 12. These folks are guaranteed a beautiful, fun tee shirt! Registration after April 26 is $30 for adults and $20 for youth, and day of registration day of is $35 for adult and $25 for youth. Mail in registration or go online to Active.com (or click on the logo which takes you directly to Active.com), or day of registration at Explore Park.  Packet Pickup will be Friday, May 9, location to be announced, as well as 9-10AM May 10 at Explore Park.


Snacks and Water will be available to runners following their races.

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