Gallop 4 the Greenways - 5pm Start

5K, 5 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 14, 2016


Roanoke, VA

About This Activity

Come Out & Gallop for a Great Cause

Gallop 4 the Greenways is an annual fundraising event to support our growing network of pedestrian and bicycle trails. The annual Gallop 4 the Greenways will be held on Wiley Drive near River's Edge Sports Complex. This year a 5k and 5 mile race will take place on the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway. After the race, be sure to stick around for the post-race festivities including music, food and a fine selection of beverages proper for adults and children. Mark your calendars today and join us in supporting one of the most important quality of life assets in the Roanoke area.

Start and Finish Locations:
The race will start on Wiley Drive (just like in year's past) and finish back at River's Edge Sports Complex. The finish line will be on the opposite side of the foot bridge. This will allow runners to finish in the midst of the festival grounds with crowds cheering as the music plays.

Free Kids Run before the 5k/5m start

5k Race Course -

5 Mile Course

Course Description(s):
1. The starting line for the 5k, 5 Miler, Group Walk and Kids Fun run are all just across the foot bridge on Wiley Drive. Wiley Drive will be closed.
2. From the starting line run up Wiley Drive toward Franklin Road
3. Just before Franklin, veer right onto the one-way section of Wiley. All of Wiley will be closed to traffic, but runners will now be moving toward the flow of traffic on the park road
4. Continue across both low-water bridges and veer left onto 8th St. which turns into Winchester Ave. SW. All of 8th and Winchester will be closed to traffic.
5. After crossing the 11th St. intersection, turn right onto the greenway into Wasena Park toward the rustic Vic Thomas Bridge.
6. The 5k participants will pass the Vic Thomas bridge and continue on the Roanoke River Greenway through Wasena Park.
The 5 Miler participants will take a left across the Vic Thomas Bridge, and staying left, will run through Vic Thomas Park to the Memorial Street Bridge, across the bridge, staying on the greenway to the turnaround near the next bridge crossing the river.  Once turned around, runners will retrace their steps back on to the course with the 5k runners when they cross the bridge back into Wasena Park.
7. When you come to Smith Park, veer left on the Greenway and take the back greenway path option (playground will be on your right. 
8. Continue across the low water bridge in the greenway lane and stay on the greenway until you reach the pedestrain bridge where you will cross the river and finish will be on your way back to the festivities in the Riverside Sports Complex.

Packet Pickup and Race Day Info
Thursday 5/12/16 at Gilbert Chiropractic in Salem – 375-3990 from 10-1 & 3-6.
Race Day
Packet Pickup, Check-in, and Race Registration – 3:15-4:40 – There will be a Race Briefing at 4:40

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

Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female: 9 & Under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & up.

210 Reserve Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
Coordinates:  37.254798,-79.944615

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