Gallop for the Greenways

12th Gallop for the Greenways
May 12th, 2018
Kids Fun Run, 5k, and 1.5 mile walk

For information about Fridays Greenway 1 Mile Race

Registration Fees;
Saturday
FREE Kids fun run:
Free, but we’d like you to register below.  This will also give you the opportunity to buy a youth sized shirt.
5k
$25.00 on or before March 12th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$30.00 on or before April 17th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$32.00 until race day ($3.00 online processing fee)
1.5 mile Walk:
$20.00 on or before April 18th ($2.50 online processing fee)
$25.00 on Race Day

RegOnline

Greenlayer Technical Shirts guaranteed by registering on or before April 18th

Come Out & Gallop for a Great Cause
Gallop for the Greenways is an annual fundraising event to support our growing network of pedestrian and bicycle trails. The annual Gallop for the Greenways will be held on Wiley Drive near River’s Edge Sports Complex. This year we have added a 1 mile race on Friday night to kick things off and then the usual schedule will pick up on Saturday with a 5k race that will take place on the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway. After the race, be sure to stick around for the post-race festivities including music, food and a fine selection of beverages proper for adults and children. Mark your calendars today and join us in supporting one of the most important quality of life assets in the Roanoke area.

Start and Finish Locations:
The entire event will take place at River’s Edge Sports Complex. Wiley Drive penetrates the middle of the park and will also serve as the starting line and race course, so everyone will need to park on the Reserve Avenue side. There is a gravel parking lot and street side parking. For more specific information, visit the park’s page here: http://www.playroanoke.com/athletics/rivers-edge-sports-complex-map/

Stay After for our Post-Race Party!
When the race is over, the real fun gets underway. This year the post-race party will be in the festival lot across the foot bridge from the starting line. Celebrate our Greenways with live music, great food and adult and kid-friendly beverages after the race.

Admission to the post-race party is absolutely free to the public, so invite the entire family to stay after and celebrate the Greenways and your completion of the Gallop for the Greenways race.

Free Kids Run – before the 5k start – 5:00p.m.
Course Description:
Course Map

5k – 5:15p.m.  following the kids fun run
Course Description:
Course Map
1. The starting line for the 5k, Group Walk and Kids Fun run are all just across the foot bridge on Wiley Drive. Wiley Drive will be closed.
2. From the starting line run up Wiley Drive toward Franklin Road
3. Just before Franklin, veer right onto the one-way section of Wiley. All of Wiley will be closed to traffic, but runners will now be moving toward the flow of traffic on the park road
4. Continue across both low-water bridges and veer left onto 8th St. which turns into Winchester Ave. SW.
5. After crossing the 11th St. intersection, turn right onto the greenway into Wasena Park.
6. Continue downstream  on the greenway towards Smith  Park.
7. When you come to Smith Park, veer left on the Greenway and take the back greenway path option (railroad will be on your left and the playground will be on your right).
8. Continue across the low water bridge in the greenway lane and stay on the greenway until the finish, just before the pedestrian bridge.  After the finish, cross the river and enjoy the post race festivities in the Riverside Sports Complex.

1.5 Mile Walk – 5:15p.m.  following the kids fun run
Course Description:

1. The starting line for the 5k, Group Walk and Kids Fun run are all just across the foot bridge on Wiley Drive. Wiley Drive will be closed.
2. From the starting line run up Wiley Drive toward Franklin Road
3. Just before Franklin, veer right onto the one-way section of Wiley. All of Wiley will be closed to traffic, but runners will now be moving toward the flow of traffic on the park road
4. Continue across the first low water bridge and at the far end of the Smith Park, you will cross the median, turning around and heading back on the greenway path closest to the railroad tracks (the playground will be on your right).
8. Continue across the low water bridge in the greenway lane and stay on the greenway until the finish, just before the pedestrian bridge.  After the finish, cross the river and enjoy the post race festivities in the Riverside Sports Complex.

Packet Pickup and Race Day Info
Thursday 5/10/18 at Gilbert Chiropractic, 212 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153, from 10-1 and 3-6pm
Friday 5/11/18 at RunAbout Sports, 4600 Brambleton Ave, Suite C, Roanoke, VA 24018, from 10-7pm
Saturday 5/12/18 at RunAbout Sports, 4600 Brambleton Ave, Suite C, Roanoke, VA 24018, from 10am-3pm; also at River’s Edge Sport Complex, 210 Reserve Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, from 3:30-4:45pm
Race Day
5k – Packet Pickup, Check-in, and Race Registration – 3:30-4:40 – There will be a Race Briefing at 4:40 on Wiley Drive

Awards and Race Age Groups
There will be unique Overall Awards going to the Top 3 M/F and Top Master M/F
14 male and female age groups with medals given to the top 3 in each age group
Age brackets for the races include, for both male and female: 9 & Under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & up.
If you can’t stay for your award, for 2 weeks following the event you can get your awards at Gilbert Chiropractic, in Salem – 375-3990

Location:
Rivers Edge North – Parking will be in the big gravel lot.
210 Reserve Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
Coordinates:  37.254798,-79.944615

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