Into the Darkness – Running in the dark advice

Come out to one of the most unique events in the Roanoke Valley –

This event is presented by TK Miller MD of Carilion Clinic Sports Medicine

Don’t forget to try out your choice of lighting before the race.  I’ve written a little post about it here –



The 20th Annual Fab 5k – Shirt Deadline 7/26

Registration is up for the Fab 5k.  Come out to one of the most competitive events in the Roanoke Valley –

You’ll not only get to see a competitive elite field vying for the prize purse but also an event full of 18 and under athletes testing their legs and lungs before their cross country season starts.

This is a great race for the ultra competitive 5k runner and also the perfect event for beginners and walkers.  It can also be your opportunity to introduce someone to a 5k event and Mountain Junkies.  Share the love, make a difference and help someone find their way to a new challenge.

We ordered extra shirts.  During the registration process you’ll be given the options for all available shirts.  If a shirt isn’t available, that choice won’t be visible.


Conquer the Cove Hydration

This is the only race that we require you to carry water.

Due to the unpredictable weather in early June we are making it mandatory to carry water.   (It doesn’t matter what size container you carry, but you will need to carry something.  I recommend the standard 20 ounce handheld bottle with pocket for gels and/or electrolyte pills.)

RunAbout Sports has a large assortment of handhelds, waist packs, and vests to choose from by Nathan, Fuel Belt, and Salomon.  And if you are looking for something that they don’t have they are always more than happy to do special orders for you.

Gallop 4 the Greenways – Sign up on or before Thursday to guarantee a shirt

Hey Mountain Junkies! Have you signed up for Gallop 4 the Greenways 5k, 5 miler, Group Walk (1.5 miles) or Kids Fun Run yet? Come on out and support our growing network of pedestrian and bicycle trails! Sign up before Wednesday Midnight and you will save some $$$ and be guaranteed a very cool shirt in your size.

We’ve also added the ability to buy a Youth shirts for kids participating in the Fleet Feet Free Kids Run.

Trail Nut 2.0 Update

Important Update – Due to a scheduling issue this event has been moved to the Explore Park.  Course Routes and Maps are confirmed and can be viewed – The Half Marathon is a Tour de Explore Park (we are covering almost all of it).

We were out there this weekend assessing the trails.  12 hours later we cleared the Red Trail of sticks, rocks, trees and debris and assessed and measured the courses.  We’ll be making improvements to some of the other trails in the weeks to come.

Help us make this event and unexpected venue change a positive.  Of course the most important thing to consider is, PRs for everyone!

wazUPwidis 2016 – Parking Garages, Stairs and Minions, oh my!

The wazUPwidis has come and gone.  Thank you for coming out to one our biggest achievements/events.  This has been a great race to conceptualize and then see come to reality.  To see the results go here –

If you received an award and weren’t able to stick around to get it, we will have them at our office, Gilbert Chiropractic for the next 2 weeks, after that they go into the mix for next year.

Mountain Junkies launch new website

Out with the old and in with the new.  Check out our new website.  In effort to get with the times and become more compatible with mobile devices we’ve updated our site.  Take a look and let us know how it looks and operates.  If you see something you’d like added or think could use a tweak, please let us know.

Slowly we’ll be adding training options for the different trail locations.  If you have a good Garmin or Strava file you think is worthy, we will put it up.  Just send me the details and unlock it for everyone to access.

Thanks for visiting!