Gallop for a Great Cause!
Gallop 4 the Greenways is an annual fundraising event to support our growing network of pedestrian and bicycling 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!
Pathfinders for Greenways
Net proceeds from the event go to Pathfinders for Greenways, a local non-profit charitable organization. Pathfinders members volunteer 5,000 hours each year to maintain existing trails, and build new greenways throughout the Roanoke Valley in accordance with an overall Greenway plan. Membership in Pathfinders is open to anyone interested in lending a hand with construction or maintenance projects, promotional efforts, or fundraising. Contributions to Pathfinders for Greenways are tax deductible and can be mailed to P.O. Box 8553, Roanoke, VA 24014. For more information, or to join Pathfinders, please visit their website.
Why Are Greenways So Important?
Greenways improve the quality of life in a community by providing recreational opportunities, routes for commuting to work, and venues for exercise, while promoting the preservation of natural areas that might otherwise be lost to development. Greenways also play an important role in economic development by aiding in recruitment efforts and promoting a healthy workforce. We’re committed to our local greenways, and we know that greenways are a catalyst for change in the Roanoke Valley. You can do your part to make the plan a reality by participating in the 20th Anniversary Celebration and races! We look forward to seeing you there!