Moonlight Bootlegger Roanoke

We are in our third year of this unique event!  Run through the candle-lit woods of Explore Park with your headlamp or flashlight.  Each mile will be marked by bluegrass music.  Once you make it to the finish line there will be live music and moonshine cocktails for all!  This 5K is great for the casual runner/walker and the serious trail racers!


When and Where

Friday June 30th, 2017

Explore Park
56 Roanoke River Pkwy Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24014

The Course

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup – June 29th, 2017

  • 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Fleet Feet Roanoke

Race Day – Friday, June 30th, 2017

  • Registration and Packet Pickup: 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm
  • Race Start Time: 8:55 pm (consecutive waves will start 3 minutes apart)
  • After Party: 9:00 pm – 10:45pm

Entry Fees

Capacity 500

Through February 15th Through April 30th Through May 31st Through Race Day
5k Individual $28 $33 $38 $43
Spectator $15

What You Get With Your Registration

Runner –
  • Soft cotton gender specific race T-Shirt (Register by April 10th to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Post-race food and beverages (two moonshine drink tickets for those over the age of 21)
  • Post-race bluegrass and old timey music
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar
Spectator –
  • Entrance to the after party
  • 2 tickets for moonshine cocktails
  • Commemorative moonshine mason jar

Timing / Awards

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K will be chip timed.

Awards to the top 3 overall males and top 3 overall females. Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups in each race: 20 and under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.


Please park near the Visitor Center and walk down the hill towards the start line and packet pick up. There will be signs and volunteers to direct you.

Rules & Guidelines


In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Register to Run
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