Christiansburg Elementary School is hosting its first annual “Run with the Pack 5K” on Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. The race will take place on the school’s nearby cross country course and is a fundraiser for the fourth grade field trip to Jamestown and Yorktown scheduled for later this year.
The first 125 registered participants receive a t-shirt. Children up to 15 years old is $10 for the 5K and adults are $20. A fun run of less than a mile will also be held with registration of $5.
For more information, contact Megan Hawley at email@example.com or call the school at 382-5172.
The Virginia Tech softball program announced Thursday that it will hold its fourth annual Hit-A-Thon on Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at Tech Softball Park.
The evening of fun will feature the Hokies and celebrity hitters taking their best hacks in an effort to benefit the program. Fans are encouraged to sponsor celebrity participants and members of the Tech softball team by pledging a dollar amount per foot the ball travels per hit.
This season, a preliminary round will decide which 10 student-athletes will go up against the celebrity hitters in a bracket-style home run derby competition. Sponsors will also be offered mulligans for their hitters – $25 for five and $50 for 10.
Kids are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and participate in a free “Trunk-or-Treat” on the field once the event concludes.
Hokies softball maroon and orange series set
The Virginia Tech softball team has announced their 2017 fall schedule, which includes nine games at Tech Softball Park and the annual Maroon and Orange series.
The Hokies open fall ball on Sunday, Oct. 1, with games against Pffiefer University and Roanoke College at Tech Softball Park. West Virginia Wesleyan will come to Blacksburg for a doubleheader the following Sunday before twin bills against Richard Bland on Saturday, Oct. 14, and Milligan on Sunday, Oct. 15.
The Maroon and Orange series, Tech’s annual best-of-three intrasquad scrimmage, will be held at TSP on Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. All games are open to the public and free of charge.
2017 Fall Schedule
Sept. 27: Maroon vs. Orange, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4: Maroon vs. Orange, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Maroon vs. Orange, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 1: Pffiefer vs. Roanoke: 12 p.m., Pffiefer vs. Virginia Tech: 2 p.m., Roanoke vs. Virginia Tech: 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8: West Virginia Wesleyan vs. Virginia Tech: 1 p.m. (DH)
Saturday, Oct. 14: Richard Bland vs. Virginia Tech: 2 p.m. (DH)
Sunday, Oct. 15: Milligan vs. Virginia Tech: 1 p.m. (DH)