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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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Clean Valley Day is April 10 

Spring is the perfect opportunity to get outside and help our outdoors look amazing.  Clean Valley Day is April 10 and you can work in the location of your choice.  

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Freedom First Down by Downtown Returns with Pod Concert at Elmwood Park

Freedom First Down by Downtown is back with a socially-distanced concert at Elmwood Park, highlighting live music in Downtown Roanoke. Down by Downtown is a three-day music festival, April 16-18, overflowing with energy with shows […]

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14 Projects Earn Grants Through Roanoke Outside Initiative

ROANOKE, VA (March 15, 2021) – Project Outside is distributing $100,000 in grant funding for projects throughout the Roanoke Region thanks to donations from corporate partners and individuals.

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Grant Will Help Build More Bike Trails at Morningside Park

The Roanoke Outside Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Outdoor Foundation’s Preservation Trust Fund and its new Get Outdoors grant program. Funds will be used to build more trails and features in the City […]

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‘Selling Scenery’ Features Region

Part of the Roanoke Regional Partnership’s holistic approach toward economic development is centered on livability with a focus on the outdoors – hence Roanoke Outside. Our goal is to create the place where businesses and […]

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Kiwanis Centennial Playground Ready for Play

Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke there is a new playground for the community to enjoy. In honor of their 100th anniversary, the Kiwanis Club built a 10,000 square foot playground that includes adaptive […]

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Blue Ridge Marathon Sweeps Race Categories in Best of Blue Ridge

Over 60,000 people voted and the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon swept all three race categories in the 2021 “Best of the Blue Ridge” contest by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine readers.

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Where to Hike with Kids in the Roanoke Region 

Roanoke is a fantastic region in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for hiking with kids. Within an hour, you can see spectacular waterfalls, mountain overlooks, and even an island. You can hike with kids too, all the […]

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5 Questions with Mountain Junkies

Josh and Gina Gilbert may be two of the most recognized faces in Roanoke Region trail running. The duo “officially became” Mountain Junkies in 2001. “That year, our free time got taken up by miles […]

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