Waldvogel Commercial Properties Supports 4th of July Race

Online registration for the second annual Four on the 4th race is open through July 2. Prior to race day (July 4), registration is $30, when it increases to $40. The race benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. Walkers are welcome. Waldvogel Commercial Properties is one of the sponsors of the race.

The four-mile course takes runners through Old Southwest and Downtown Roanoke, along the Roanoke River Greenway and finishes at Wiley Drive. Last year, 270 runners and walkers participated.

Organizers have added a team competition this year. Anyone can make up a team: an organization, a business or just a group of friends who want to run together. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team, largest team (by number) and most spirited team. No extra fees involved.

The race starts at 8 am, with the awards ceremony following the event at 9:15 am. In addition to the team honors, awards will go to the overall top three male and female finishers and the top three male and female masters (age 40 and over). Age group awards will go to the top three male/females in each of the following categories: 13 and under; 14-17; 18-22; 23-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over. Age groups are based on the runner’s age as of July 4, 2012.

After the race, refreshments will be available in the shaded park at Wiley Drive and Franklin Road, also the site of the awards ceremony.

Volunteer opportunities also are available. For more information, click here.