Runners line up for region’s first in-person race since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – In-person running events have returned to the Roanoke Valley. The Backpack Run 5K and 10K races at Green Hill Park attracted about a hundred participants Saturday morning. The race was organized by Roanoke County Public Schools, and money from registrations benefits the district’s education fund. District spokesperson Chuck Lionberger believes this is the region’s first in-person running event since the COVID-19 pandemic intensified last year. “We’re thrilled to be able to provide an opportunity for runners who are just itching to get back on the course,” Lionberger said.
What’s News Today: Tree lighting, job fair
Botetourt County Schools is holding a job fair today. It’s looking for nurses and nurses substitutes, as well as substitute teachers, bus drivers, custodians and other positions. The job fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lord Botetourt High School. Santa will begin calling children in Christiansburg today. The Town of Christiansburg will light its Christmas Tree virtually tonight.
Round Town: festivals and movies
Here are some of the events happening Round Town this weekend. Big Lick Comic Con, RoanokeBig Lick Comic Con returns to the Berglund Center this weekend. In addition to the adult beverages, there's live music and kids activities. It features more than 200 artists and crafters, live music, food and more. "A League of Their Own" will be show Saturday night in conjunction with the State Games of America.
Up close and personal with unique modes of transportation at 11th annual Touch-A-Truck
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - People of all ages got the opportunity to get up close and personal with unique modes of transportation they aren't usually able to touch at the 11th annual Touch-A-Truck event at Green Hill Park on Saturday. Children and adults could see, touch and learn about all the different vehicles. Different modes of transportation were brought to the event by companies and organizations from the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Vehicle drivers and operators were there to educate the public and answer any questions about their vehicles. Event organizers say over the past 10 years, Touch-A-Truck has created many memories by bringing 1,704 vehicles to Green Hill Park for more than 81,000 visitors.