The 36th annual Fall 5K & 10K Run will be held in the Town of Fincastle on Saturday, October 15, commencing at 9 a.m. First Bank is the leading sponsor of this popular, longstanding event in Botetourt County in partnership with the Botetourt County Rotary Club and Botetourt County Public Schools. As in the past 35 years of this popular race, the purpose is to encourage youth, and runners of all ages, to achieve healthy living and community building.
Sign up for the race is now open at Runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fincastle/FirstBankFallRun. Everyone who registers by October 4 is guaranteed a shirt with a design by a local student. The cost to enter the race is $15 for students, age 17 and under, and $30 for adults. After October 4, all registrations are $35.
The First Bank Fall Run starting time is 9 a.m. at Central Academy Middle School on Poor Farm Road and winds through the Town of Fincastle and ends back at Central Academy. At the conclusion of the race, trophies and medals are presented to the top individual, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners in adult and youth age groups; similar awards for those who compete as elementary, middle school, high school and open teams.
As always, assistance by numerous volunteers will be essential to the success of this event. Volunteers can assist with registrations, awards, counters, road guards and in other ways to make the race a safe and enjoyable event for all. Adults 18 and older may sign up to volunteer at Runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fincastle/FirstBankFall Run.