Celebrate 20 Years of Greenways on May 13, 2017! 

*NEW in 2017* Greenway Adventure Triathlon (Run - Paddle - Bike)

Start at River's Edge Sports Complex with a 4.3 mile run on the Roanoke River Greenway, then paddle down the Roanoke River for 2.7 miles and finish with a 6.8 mile ride up and down Mill Mountain back to River's Edge! A limited supply of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and road bikes will be available for rent through Roanoke Mountain Adventures! Check out the course page for more details.

Four-Mile Gallop
Beginning at River's Edge, this four-mile race winds around the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway to Vic Thomas Park and loops back to the starting line, where festivities await!

Kids' Fun Run
The almost half-mile race begins at River's Edge, heads towards the Franklin Road Bridge where runners turn around and head back to the finish line!

Greenway Walk
Walk about one and a half miles from River's Edge Sports Complex to Smith Park and back on this scenic route!

Parking, Race Headquarters and After Party
River's Edge Sports Complex North - 210 Reserve Avenue SW, Roanoke,VA 24016


Gallop for a Great Cause!

Gallop 4 the Greenways is an annual fundraising event to support our growing network of pedestrian and bicycle trails. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission and Pathfinders for Greenways, we have added a new Adventure Triathlon to the annual Gallop 4 the Greenways, Kids' Fun Run, walk and after party. Home base will be at River's Edge Sports Complex in the City of Roanoke. Stick around after the races for 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 Valley!

Stay After for our Post-Race Party!

When the race is over, the real fun gets underway. Celebrate our Greenways with live music, great food and adult and kid-friendly beverages after the race.

Admission to the post-race party is absolutely free to the public, so invite family and friends to stay after and celebrate the Greenways and finishing your race or walk.

Live music will start off with Righteous Love Quest, a homegrown funk band, and the Dancing Chicken Band to round out the evening!!