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Virtual Run Roundup 

Even without big races on the calendar, there are plenty of virtual events to participate in, so you don’t put all that training to waste. While there are virtual race options everywhere, when you run […]

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Real Events Happening in June (Bike or Run) 

The Alleghany Highlands has back-to-back events for those ready to get their competitive juices flowing IRL.

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Will Run for Beer (Virtual Event for Charity)

Share your love of running – or not, this race is just .25 mile – cold brews, and the outdoors.

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A Message from Roanoke Outside…

Our trails, parks, open spaces, and rivers have seen anywhere from 50% to 200% increases in usage in recent weeks. People have turned to the region’s natural assets for rejuvenation and recreation during the pandemic; […]

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The Great Roanoke Camp-In Is Happening Soon

This time of year is the unofficial start of camping season. While heading off to a national forest or public campground isn’t possible at the moment, we didn’t want anyone to miss out on a […]

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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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Blue Hot Merch Alert

You read that right, it’s a blue-hot alert happening for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon – a 2020 merchandise sale.

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Stay Motivated with the Roanoke Socially Distant Stage Race

With so many events canceled this spring and into the early summer, it might be tough to stay motivated. Roa-Stoked has an answer with the Roanoke Socially Distant Stage Race in May.

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540 Challenge Offers Options for Runners

With three virtual options, the 540 Challenge is designed for 31 days of virtual running throughout the month of May. Are you a climber, a 100 miler, or a runner with time to spare? The […]

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Virginia Craft Beer Run Supports Breweries

Join a virtual run, socially distance, and support Virginia breweries all at one time. The Virginia Craft Beer Run includes a 5k or 10k option and you can run anytime in the month of May.

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