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5 Questions with Kait Pedigo, Roanoke Outside’s New Event Manager

Kait Pedigo has been selected as the new events manager of the Roanoke Outside Foundation. Kait has worked the last three years as the special events supervisor for the City of Roanoke where she became […]

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Queer Adventure Series

Roanoke Outside has teamed up with the Roanoke Diversity Center and Roanoke Parks and Recreation to offer the 2021 Queer Adventure Series, with a goal of bringing the LGBTQ community together for some adventures and […]

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Wingman Outfitter + Yeti

Roanoke outdoor gear manufacturer Wingman Outfitter continues to push the evolution of the canoe. Take two coolers, or now two Yeti GoBoxes, slap them into the outrigger frame, attach it to your canoe, and BAM…you’ve […]

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Survey for Paddlers and Anglers of the Roanoke River Gorge 

Do you paddle or fish the Roanoke River Gorge (through Explore Park)? If so, your input is needed on a survey. 

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Race Weekend Provides $1.6 Million Boost to Local Economy

A few weeks ago, our community welcomed thousands of people to the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Freedom First Down by Downtown music festival. The weekend of festivities was one of the first large […]

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We’re Hiring an Event Manager

Do you have demonstrable experience managing large events? Then we want you to come work with us. SUMMARY OF POSITION: This position is responsible for all current and future events organized by Roanoke Outside. Current […]

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Fund Some Tunnel Art

The tunnel from Evans Mill to Wiley Drive is used by people looking to access Rivers Edge Park as well as the Roanoke River Greenway. This tunnel is often viewed as “creepy” and is frequently […]

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Another Section of Blue Ridge Parkway Closed

The Blue Ridge Parkway continues to be plagued with a backlog of maintenance and repairs that will continue into 2023, and beyond. On May 9, 2021 the National Park Service will begin repairs to the […]

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Ironman Needs You

Carilion Clinic announced their title sponsorship of the IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge in July 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the world-recognized triathlon to be postponed in June 2020 and rescheduled for the weekend of […]

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We Need All the Help We Can Get for the Blue Ridge Marathon

Can you spare a couple of hours on April 17?  The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is happening in-person and volunteers help make this event run smoothly. 

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