Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia

Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward!

Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer continues in its full glory. That’s why AARP Virginia has partnered with the local chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) to start a weekly walking group in Roanoke.

The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and the detailed schedule including locations, routes and times is listed below.

Walking for Grownups is free, open to all ages and is pet friendly. Everyone is welcome to walk at their own pace, and walk as little or as much of the route as they choose. Advanced walkers will go 5K (approx. 3.1 miles). We expect the walk to be completed within 1.5 hours. Walkers are not required to be members of either organization to participate.

If you have any questions regarding Walking for Grownups, please email your name and number to aarpwalkrke@yahoo.com.


Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9 AM.

Where: Wasena Park, entrance at the corner of 12th St. and Winchester Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24015. (Near the children’s playground and picnic shelter)

Route: 5K walk – eastbound on the Roanoke River Greenway to the River’s Edge Park footbridge then return to Wasena Park lot.

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8 AM.

Where: Salem (Rotary) Park parking lot, 1705 Electric Rd., Salem, VA 24016. (From I-81 take Rt. 419 exit southbound to just past Apperson Dr., park is on the right. From Towers Shopping Center take Brandon Ave. west to Apperson Dr. Make a left onto Electric Rd. park is on the right)

Route: 5K walk – north on the Roanoke River Greenway to the Moyer Sports Complex then return to Salem Park lot.

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9 AM.

Where: River’s Edge Sports Complex North parking lot, 242-254 Reserve Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24016. (Near the site of the old Victory Stadium and opposite the Carilion Riverside Garage)

Route: 5K walk – south past the soccer fields to the footbridge then right onto the Roanoke River Greenway heading west. Continue to the Roanoke Skate Park then return to the Reserve Ave lot.


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