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The Big Run

  • Dates: June 2, 2021
  • Times: 6:30pm
  • Admission: $30; Price increases after April 30
  • Location: Fallon Park
    2116 Dale Ave. SE
    Roanoke, VA 24013
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On June 2, let’s inspire the runner in everyone.

2021 marks the fifth year of The Big Run®, our annual 5K event on Global Running Day. In partnership with Brooks Running, we celebrate our local communities by bringing tens of thousands of runners together to cross a finish line and achieve a goal.

Why? Because RUNNING CHANGES EVERYTHING™. At Fleet Feet we believe in all people and all paces. Where EVERYONE means EVERYONE.

Help Us Give Back: The Big Run Roanoke benefits Project Forward, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was founded in August 2015 by Robin and Blaine Lewis, owners of Fleet Feet Roanoke. Project Forward's mission is to allow the citizens of Roanoke to have access to good shoes and a means to move, ultimately creating a happier and healthier community. Click here to learn how you can help.

- Become a Fundraiser! The Top Fundraiser will win a head-to-toe outfit (shoes, top, bottom) from Brooks! Start your fundraiser for Project Forward today!
- We're giving out 3 Social Butterfly Awards to those with the most engaged pictures on social media!
- NEW AWARD: Middle of the Pack Award!
- There is now a VIRTUAL option to race!

The Big Run is limited to 300 IN-PERSON race participants. In 2019 we sold out at 300 race participants. Sign up before the race fills up!

All participants are guaranteed The Big Run shirt and a finishers medal.

There are no refunds for the 2021 The Big Run Roanoke. This includes refunds for a cancellation due to weather.

Dogs and pets are not permitted in the event. Strollers are not allowed.

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The Big Run
  • 2116 Dale Ave. SE
  • Roanoke, VA 24013
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  • Fallon Park
  • $30; Price increases after April 30