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Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s premier walking group. We are moving forward! Join us and enjoy the great spring weather.

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.

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  • Monday, April 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.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 – Cross the footbridge and make one loop around Vic Thomas Park. Go back over the footbridge and continue on the greenway eastbound to the second low water bridge, then return to Wasena Park lot..
  • Monday, April 22, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.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., the park is on the right. From Towers Shopping Center take Brandon Ave. west to Apperson Dr. Make a left onto Electric Rd. the 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 29, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. **NEW**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 - 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, May 6, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. **NEW**Where: Wiley Drive just off Franklin Rd. Park on the street near the tennis courts and restroom pavilion.Route: 5K walk – cross Wiley Drive and make a right onto the Roanoke River Greenway heading east. Continue along the greenway to Ivy St. (milepost 24.7) turn around and return to Wiley Drive tennis courts..
  • Monday, May 13, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.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 – Cross the footbridge and make one loop around Vic Thomas Park. Go back over the footbridge and continue on the greenway eastbound to the second low water bridge, then return to Wasena Park lot..
  • Monday, May 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.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., the park is on the right. From Towers Shopping Center take Brandon Ave. west to Apperson Dr. Make a left onto Electric Rd. the 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, May 27,  2019, at 9:00 a.m. **NEW**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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