Upcoming Races, Percentage Night, and Practice Times
The season is in full swing and we're now 3 races down, 2 to go! We're traveling to Lehigh University for Mid-Atlantic Regionals this Saturday (October 23) and then it's time for the big one... Nationals! NIRCA Nationals is taking place in Shelbyville, Indiana on November 6th, and signups for it will be released very soon so keep an eye out.
Do you like Italian food? Well even if you don't, too bad. Please pretend you do and come support us at our Zeppoli's percentage night. It will be from 4-close on November 2nd and 20% of all proceeds will go directly to us. Please come help us out so we can stay avoid staying in a hotel with mold, insects, or water damage before the next few races!
If you haven't noticed, it's getting dark a lot earlier. To counter this issue, we'll be moving distance practices to 5 pm. We'll be meeting in front of War Memorial Hall, which may be a big throwback to some. Sprint practices will continue to be held at 6 pm on the track.
Late Registration (September 29th)
Practices are officially underway and open to all! If you are planning on joining the club, dues must be paid to the Sports Club Office at Mccomas Hall. We are accepting new members throughout the entire semester.
Regardless of if you plan to race or not, please:
- Fill out the membership survey.
- Pay dues to the Sports Club Office at McComas Hall. $20 if you are not planning to race, $100 to cover racing and travel fees. They only accept cash or checks made out to "Treasurer of Virginia Tech".
Regular practice will continue for the rest of the semester unless there are significant changes. Attendance will be taken at every practice for contact tracing. Keep yourselves safe, and if you believe you have been exposed to or have tested positive for COVID-19, please notify those you have been running with as well as any of the officers. If you are planning to race, please do the following by September 16th:
- Print out and sign this COVID waiver and turn it in to an officer by 9/16 if you plan on going to the first meet.
If you have had COVID, please call Schiffert at 540-231-5313 and tell them you are a sport club athlete needing physician's clearance. Try not to schedule your appointment for any later than 9/17 if you want to go to the first meet. You also will need to fill out an additional waiver. If you got cleared to travel last spring, you still need to do this waiver, but you do not need to schedule another appointment at Schiffert.
Upcoming Social Events
Clear your schedule for Tuesday, October 26th! We'll be meeting up after practice to play some Jackbox games. More details will be announced soon. Warning: all bets are off for Quiplash...
Welcome to the Club
We are Virginia Tech's Running Club, dedicated to all things running! We welcome runners of all skill levels, whether you're just trying to stay in shape or want to continue competing in track and/or cross country in college
Originally founded in 2007, the club has since grown to over 150 dues-paying members, and is supported by Virginia Tech's Rec Sports department!
It's not all running, we're a very social club and welcome any and all newcomers! We host numerous club socials through the year, like hiking the cascades, cookouts, pumpkin carving, you name it! We love making new friends and hope you can join us
The club is open to anyone, but we offer cross country and track seasons as well! We go to roughly 4-5 meets in both XC and Track seasons, each ending with Nationals (which anyone can go to!).
We compete through NIRCA (National Intercollegiate Running Club Association) as a part of their Mid-Atlantic division. You can find out more about NIRCA on their website here
Keep up with us on Twitter, Instagram, and Strava!