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February 7th, 2015 - 9a.m. Start

Urban Run and Stair Challenge

3.25 miles plus 1000 steps.




Race Information:

Breaking News:   Anyone can run a trail race. How many people can say they’ve run with reckless abandonment through office buildings, parking garages and train yards during a race? It’s time to take a look at Roanoke’s most breathtaking race, wazUpwidis.  WazUpwidis is back and is ready to test the fortitude of anyone willing to brave the elements and course.

The brainchild of Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and Mountain Junkies LLC, wazUpwidis is one of the most unique races you’ll ever have the chance to run. Last year during the inaugural event, nearly 250 participants experienced the uniqueness of this race. The attendance numbers are expected to grow this year, so make sure you’re a part of the growing phenomenon.


Race Videos:

Take a look at the event as it was captured by our race day videographer Paul Workman: 

He did a great job of getting an inside look at the race and everything it has to offer.

What’s up with the race…and the name?

Simply put, the objective of wazUpwidis is to run through, up and over a few of Downtown Roanoke's landmarks, traversing surprisingly difficult elevation in two of the city's parking garages and finishing with a breathtaking climb and descent in the Wells Fargo Tower.  You may be able to run, and you may be able to climb - but can you do both?

As for the name - It is very likely that at some point in this race you will think the words, “What's up with this!?” However, due to the difficulty of the race (and your overall lack of oxygen) it will most likely come out as a one word gasp, thus the name WAZUPWIDIS!






Packet Pickup and Race Day Info

Thursday 2/5/15 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem - 375-3990; from 10-1 & 3-6.

Race Day

Packet Pickup, Check-in, and Race Registration - 7:15-8:40 in the Pedestrian crossing at the Wells Fargo Tower.

There will be a Race Briefing at 8:40 at the intersection of Market St. and Norfolk Ave.


Preregistration & Wave Information

Team Competition:

I have the team information posted.  Make sure your team name is what you want and that the right teammates are listed.  All team information needs to be in before race day.


Each winning team will receive an award

Team Categories


Course Details:  Course Map


Race Age Groups:  13 male and female age groups. with medals given to the top 3 in each age group.  The top 3 male and female and masters winners of each race will receive unique awards.


Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female:

14 and under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.


 ***Race Management reserves the right to add or remove***

      age groups and awards depending on race participation.


Directions and Parking for the Race:

Recommended parking is in the Center in the Square parking garage (free parking on Saturday mornings).

The Start Location:

There will be a Race Briefing at 8:40 at the intersection of Market St. and Norfolk Ave.

The Finish Location:

The finish will be on the 7th floor of the Wells Fargo Tower parking garage.  Due to height restrictions in the parking garage, Porta Potties will not be available at the finish, and will be at street level near the start location.


Thank you to our Sponsors and Volunteers:

Poe and Cronk Real Estate Group


Virginia Museum of Transportation

Park Roanoke


J&MS Inc.

Martin Hopkins & Lemon

Bedford Humane Society


For Race Information Contact:

Mountain Junkies L.L.C.

212 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153