The History of the Gallop
Robert Fralin, John Lugar, Bradley Blum, Eddie Martin, Aaron Ewert and others formed Valley Forward and began contemplating ways that they could improve the Roanoke community.
The Gallop 4 the Greenways was a product of Valley Forward. For the initial 4 years the group worked with sponsors to build the Gallop into Roanoke's premier running event and fundraiser for the Greenways. Now in its 6th year, the event is managed by Roanoke Parks and Recreation with all sponsorhship funds directly benefiting the Greenways.
The 2012 Gallop 4 the Greenways will take place on May 12th on the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway. To read more about past Gallop events and additional history, please see Dan Casey's blog on the Roanoke Times.