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Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia

Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us on our springtime walks along the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway.

Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy and is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle at any age or level of athletic ability.

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

Walking for Grownups is free, open to all ages and we encourage you to bring friends and family members. 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- 1.25 hours. Walkers are not required to be members of AARP to participate.

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

*always consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program

Monday March 2, 2020 at 9 AM – Meet at Tanglewood Mall (4420-A Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018) near the mall entrance between Five Guys and AC Moore. We will do several laps around the mall to complete the 5K (3.1mi) distance, on both levels and stair climbing is optional. (We will walk outside the mall, weather permitting)

Monday March 9, 2020 at 9 AM – Meet at Tanglewood Mall (4420-A Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018) near the mall entrance between Five Guys and AC Moore. We will do several laps around the mall to complete the 5K (3.1mi) distance, on both levels and stair climbing is optional. (We will walk outside the mall, weather permitting)

Monday, March 16, 2020 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 – east on the Roanoke River Greenway. Turn around on Wiley Drive opposite the tennis courts, then return to Wasena Park lot.

Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9 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, March 30, 2020 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: Cross the footbridge and continue walking through Vic Thomas Park. Proceed up the hill to Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge then make a left and follow the greenway signs. Continue west on the greenway to just past the second footbridge. Turn around and follow the greenway back to the Wasena Park lot.

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9 AM.

Where: Wiley Drive just off Franklin Rd. Park on the street between the tennis courts/restroom pavilion and soccer fields.

Route: 5K walk – cross Wiley Drive and make a right onto the Roanoke River Greenway heading east. Continue along the greenway to milepost 24.8 turn around and return to Wiley Drive.

Monday, April 13, 2020 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 – east on the Roanoke River Greenway. Turn around on Wiley Drive opposite the tennis courts, then return to Wasena Park lot.


Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9 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, April 27, 2020 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: Cross the footbridge and continue walking through Vic Thomas Park. Proceed up the hill to Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge then make a left and follow the greenway signs. Continue west on the greenway to just past the second footbridge. Turn around and follow the greenway back to the Wasena Park lot.

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