Meet Information

Blacksburg Relays - 

August 26th, 2017

Start the season with a great 2k race instead of a 5K in the heat of August in this exciting and fun format. Each runner will compete on the 2k course on a relay that your kids will be talking about all year.

Provided by Cave Spring Timing Crew

Bus parking and school vehicles will be in the bus lot next to the HS at no charge.
Spectator parking will be in the student parking lot - $5.00 per vehicle.

The Blacksburg XC Course is 100% all grass with rolling hills and is very scenic. The course is spectator friendly and is considered a championship collegiate course. The course is located behind the Blacksburg High School and has plenty of parking and restroom facilities. The course will have obstacles similar to a European cross country course. Nothing hard but something they kids will be excited about.

The course has been the host of the 2014, 2015 Conference 32 Championships and the 2014, 2015 3A West Regional Championships, as well as the Metro XC Championships since 2014.

The relay has five people. Each leg runs 2 kilometers for a total relay distance of 10k.
Each runners splits will be taken. You will have a team time and 2k times for each of your athletes.

Your first relay team is Team A.
Your second relay team is Team B.
You can have as many teams as you need. So your 10th team would be your “J” team. Any athletes you have that can’t be on a relay can run the high school open race (11:00am).

Entry Deadline is Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 11:59pm.


8:00am-11:00am: Packet pick-up

8:30am: Middle School 2k non-relay race (6th, 7th, 8th) 

9:00am: Girls Relay Championship Start
10:00am: Boys Relay Championship Start
11:00am: High School 2k race for non-relay members

11:30am: Open Community 2k Race (Coaches Free)
 $10.00 for everyone else!
Awards will follow after each race

The top five relay teams for each gender.
The top ten boys 2k splits and top ten girls 2k splits from the Relay Championships.
The top three boys and girls in the HS Open Race.
The top three boys and girls for each grade in the MS Open Race.

Any relay teams that come within 5 minutes of the US High School, NCAA, American, or World 10k Records will receive special awards as a bonus!
US High School Records - Boys = Rudy Chapa 28:32.7 / Girls = Mary Shea 32:52.5
NCAA Records - Mens = Sam Chelanga 27:08.49 / Womens = Lisa Uhl 31:18.07
American Records - Mens = Galen Rupp 26:44.36 / Womens = Shalane Flanagan 30:22.22
World Records - Mens = Kenenisa Bekele 26:17.53 / Womens = Wang Junxia 29:31.78


$30 per relay or $200 max fee per school

$10.00 per individual if less than five runners for open races.

Middle school - $70 max fee or $10.00 per runner

Open: $10.00 but free for coaches

Please mail check to: Blacksburg H.S., ATTN: Peter Lyell, AD, 3401 Bruin Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Please make check out to "Blacksburg High School" with "XC Relays" in the memo. You may also bring the check with you to the meet. 

High School Registration: Online registration will be through . 
Information for registering online can be found at

You do not need to declare your top relay teams but make sure to declare the individuals running in the meet. 

When you get to the meet coaches will be provided relay cards for each of their teams - those will need to be turned in by 8:30am for the Girls Race, 9:30am for the Boys Race.

Middle School Registration: Register online at (see high school registration, this method is preferable) or email with the grade, gender, school and name of your athletes by the entry deadline.

Open Registration: Register at Packet Pick-up from 8am to 11:00am. Race starts at 11:30am. $10.00

Results: Will be posted on the results board by the finish line. Results will be sent to

Shirts: Terrific, short sleeve shirts will be available for an amazing price of $10.00! 

Concessions will be available near the Start/Finish area. 

Changing/ shower facilities: Our football half time building that is on sight is available for changing and showers. If you would like the use of this facility you must request it with us by email. E-mail:

Athletic Trainer: We will have an athletic trainer on site for limited assistance. 

Water/ Gatorade: Coolers and cups of both will be at the start and finish. 

QUESTIONS: Please contact Brandon Bear at or 717-309-9567

Hotels: Please see for all hotels in area. 

Closest hotels: 

Hawthorn Suites (two miles from course)
1020 Plantation Road 
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Hilton Garden Inn (two miles from course)
900 Plantation Rd
 Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-5005

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (2.5 miles from course)
901 Price's Fork Road
 Blacksburg, VA 24061

Holiday Inn (2.5 miles from course)
900 Prices Fork Road 
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Comfort Inn (4.8 miles from course)
3705 South Main Street 
Blacksburg, VA 24060