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3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance

2022 3.2-mile Run in Remembrance

Updated February 15, 2022

Registration is now open for Virginia Tech’s annual 3.2-mile Run in Remembrance, which will take place on Saturday, April 16.

The event will begin with a moment of silence at 9:43 a.m. to honor and remember the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us in 2007. 

The event’s  3.2-mile loop around the Blacksburg campus begins and ends on the Virginia Tech Drillfield near the April 16 Memorial and passes by landmarks such as the Duck Pond, the Grove, the Virginia Tech Pylons, and will take runners and walkers through Lane Stadium.

Virtual participation opportunities will be available in addition to the in-person event. Virtual participants are encouraged to move in a way that is meaningful to them and to share photos using the hashtag “#VT32Run” on Instagram and Twitter. Encouragement and communication will also be shared through the respective Facebook Event.

Event t-shirts will be available for purchase at cost with shipping and in-person pickup options. See below for t-shirt information. 

Virtual Participation

Virtual participation does not require registration.  A Facebook Event has been created for virtual attendees to engage with other members of Hokie Nation who are participating around the world. T-shirts are available for purchase with shipping options. See below for more information.

Event t-shirts are available at-cost ($6) for in-person and virtual event participants:

In-person participants can purchase the t-shirt upon registering for the Run in Remembrance.

Participants must order by March 28 in order for shirts to arrive in Blacksburg for local pickup by April 16 weekend.

More information will be shared via email prior to the week of the event.

If you plan to participate virtually in the Run in Remembrance, no event registration is required but you can still purchase an event t-shirt and have it shipped to your home!

Shirts purchased by March 28 will be shipped to arrive in time for the event weekend. Purchases made after March 28 will arrive after the event weekend. Online orders will be taken until April 18.

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The Gildan Softstyle T-shirt is available in adult and youth sizes.

Volunteer registration is now open! Students, employees, and community members are elgible to volunteer.

T-Shirt Pickup on Friday, April 15

  • Location: Rec Sports Field House
  • Time: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Parking: Available at Chicken Hill, Parking Services, and Environmental Health and Safety Building

T-Shirt Pickup on Saturday, April 16

  • Location: Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center
  • Time: 7:30AM - 9:30AM
  • Parking: Available at Squires and the North End Center