wazupwidis logoWAZUPWDIS Race: Feb. 1, 2020

Anyone can run your typical road or 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 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 event, nearly 370 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.

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!

Race Date: February 1st, Snow date: February 8
Race Start : 9am
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.

$30.00 on our before January 5th ($3.00 online processing fee)
$40.00 after January 5th  ($3.00 online processing fee)
$45.00 Race Day

T-shirt deadline is January 7th!


Do you want to be part of the race in 2020, but don’t want to run?  Be a sponsor!  Check out how with our WazUPwidis Sponsor Deck!


Visit the Mountain Junkies site to view race results for 2018

2019 race Results