ROANOKE, Va. -

Virginia Western Community College announces that it will host its first Boots2Books 5k race beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 30th.

The race was conceived and developed by members of the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association and it will benefit the Virginia Western Educational Foundation's Veterans Assistance Fund.

The certified 5k race will begin on Virginia Western's campus and feature challenging climbs through the adjoining Jefferson Hills neighborhood before finishing back at the college. Post-race refreshments and entertainment will be available at the finish line.

Participants can find details about pre-race registration online or through the mail prior to August 15th just click here.