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FOLLOW UP TO RACERS: Greetings Muggles and Wizards of the Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race: Thank you for a magical morning on Sept. 1, the first day of Hogwarts! We commend you on your strength and power to overcome the evils of the course; and we thank you for your enthusiasm and support.  We had so much fun and hope you did too!

The students of Hogwarts learned lots of valuable lessons about witchcraft and wizardry, and we learned some valuable lessons about race implementation yesterday – lessons that will allow us to create an even better race if we do this again next year! We apologize that there was course confusion resulting in some racers completing shorter modifications of the course. It's difficult to compare times to determine winners because of the variations in distances completed, but we’ve posted the results from Runabout here so that you can see your own official time:

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FOLLOW UP TO THE COMMUNITY: We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support of this event on Saturday and were sorry we sold out!  But it's not too late to get one of our cool Potter in the Park t-shirts!  In celebration of International Literacy Day, Sat. Sept. 8, we have extended the Invisibility Cloak/Virtual Racer option to participate in this event until Saturday.  For $35, Invisibility Cloak racers walk or run 3 miles anywhere/anytime -- and we'll send you a t-shirt!  Join the fight against illiteracy!

Run, walk, or fly in the Triwizard Tri-Mile Trail Race

on September 1, 2018 (the first day of Hogwarts classes),

Race with us across the Wizarding World and into the Forbidden Forest!

 Nellies Cave Park

1900 Grissom Lane ~ Blacksburg, VA

Brooms Up! Race Begins! ~ 9 3/4 o’clock (9:45 a.m.)

Wizard robes optional

Costume Contest! Raffle Prizes! Magical fun for wizards and muggles alike!


Pre-Registration until Aug.15 (includes free t-shirt)     Aug. 16- Aug. 31*                Sept. 1*

Muggles/Wizards: $25                                                                 $30                                          $35

Muggles/Wizards Team of 4: $80                                                $90                                          $100

Muggles/Wizards under age 6: free (no shirt)                             free                                         free                             

*T-shirt not guaranteed

Virtual racers invited to participate


Proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley.

Join the battle against illiteracy!

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Event description:  The Triwizard Tri-Mile (just short of a 5K) Trail Race is for runners and walkers/hikers of all skill level. The hilly course winds through Nellies Cave Park fields and dirt trails and through mowed grass field trails in The Meadows - which is located off of South Main Street in Blacksburg, VA. A water station will be provided mid-course. Strollers/joggers are not recommended due to a section that is technical single-track through the woods.  Dogs must be well-behaved and leashed at all times. The race will start at 9:45 a.m. and there will be a noon cut-off for the event. Timing is being generously provided by Runabout Sports.


Event Schedule:


Friday, August 31

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Hogwarts Check-In/Enrollment at Runabout Sports in Blacksburg:

Pick up race packet or register at the store the evening before the race. 

Please bring a form of ID


Saturday, September 1:

8 a.m.

Hogwarts Check-In/Enrollment at the Nellies Cave Park Shelter:

Pick up your race packet or complete day-of registration beginning at 8 am.

Please bring a form of ID.  If your leashed furry friend is participating, please bring bags for clean-up.


9 ¾ o’clock (9:45 am)

Brooms Up! The Race Begins!

Runners will race at 9:45 am. Walkers will begin their race right behind the runners.



After you finish the race, stick around for an awards ceremony, costume contest,

photos with Potter characters, quidditch fun, and more!

Door prizes provided by our sponsors will take place after the race (must be present to win).


All entry fees are non-refundable

Event held rain or shine




Goblets of Fire trophies to top male and female victors.

Triwizard medals to male and female winner of each age group:

Under 12, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older


Virtual Runner/Walker


Can’t come out on the day of the event to participate? 

You can run/walk any day/any time and we’ll send you your race shirt!


Register here or call (540) 382-7262 for more information


Click here for a printable form that you can mail to or drop off at LVNRV, 195 W. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.