Having raced in the Annual Blacksburg Classic 5K in 2006 and won his age group, Herndon Reston area sports injury and disability lawyer Doug Landau has registered for this wonderful event again. This time, in support of his daughter’s training efforts, Landau will try his endurance at the 10 mile distance. A 5th year senior Architect student, Miss Landau hopes to complete the Virginia Beach Half Marathon in March. The Blacksburg Classic race is put on by the Blacksburg Striders running club. The race courses utilize residential roads and a greenway, the Huckleberry trail. And, unlike most races which start in the early morning, this event starts Saturday February 21, 2009 at 1 PM. Sponsors include Virginia Tech Recreational Sports, the Blacksburg Striders, Mish Mash and Run About Sports. The 5K is run through a neighborhood and enters the trail after two miles. From thereon, all but the final 200 yards is on the trail. The 10 Mile follows the 5K course through the neighborhood, adds on some more residential running, before entering the Huckleberry trail at around 4 miles. The remaining 6 miles (except for the final stint to the finish) is on the Huckleberry Trail. A 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is held before the start of the 10 Mile & 5K.
While visiting family and clients at Virginia Tech, Doug Landau has been to Runabout Sports, which has an excellent selection of running shoes and sports equipment. This Blacksburg store is located at: 801 University City Boulevard, Suite 1, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Phone: (540) 552-9339 Fax: (540) 552-9449. Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am – 7:00 pm, Sun 1 pm – 6:00 pm