Virginia Tech announced its plans for the annual 3.2 mile Run in Remembrance this week.
The race, which always loops around campus and even goes through Lane Stadium, is meant to honor the 32 victims of the April 16 massacre.
This year, the race will be held Sat. April 13, beginning at 9 a.m. on the Drillfield near War Memorial Gym. The race will end near the April 16 memorial in front of Burruss Hall.
Those interested in participating can pre-register online at the Department of Rec Sports website. The first 4,000 people to pre-register get a free T-shirt.
The event costs nothing to participate, and participation is not limited to students. People may walk or run the course.
The event does require a large volunteer base to provide support for participants, do pre-race set-up, help with registration and post-race clean up. Those interested in volunteering can also register online at the Rec Sports website. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt.
In past years the race has begun under Torgersen bridge. While that has changed this year, the moment of silence and release of balloons before the race begins has not.
The 3.2 mile Run in Remembrance is organized annually by Tech's Department of Rec Sports and the April 16 Student Planning Committee.
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