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 transitions into fall.
The walking group is scheduled to meet most Monday mornings and we walk rain or shine. The detailed schedule including locations, routes and times are 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- 1.25 hours. Bottled water and other surprise gifts are included! 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.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018, 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.
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  • Monday, October 15, 2018, at 2 PM. ***Special walk for AARP member pictures and video***
    Where: Goode Park 5904 Goode Park Road, Vinton, VA 24179. From Downtown Vinton, take Washington Ave. (Rte 24) east and make a left onto Leisure Lane, just past the bingo hall and Jerry’s Restaurant. We will meet in the main parking lot.
    Route: Follow the trail east to the Blue Ridge Parway, turn around and continue west to Rte. 24, then return to parking lot.
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  • Monday, October 22, 2018, 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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  • Monday, October 29, 2018, 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 left onto the Roanoke River Greenway heading east. Continue to Ivy St. (milepost 24.7) then return to Reserve Ave. lot.
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  • Monday, November 5, 2018, 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 – 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.
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  • Monday, November 12, 2018, 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.
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  • Monday, November 19, 2018, 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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  • Monday, November 26, 2018, 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 left onto the Roanoke River Greenway heading east. Continue to Ivy St. (milepost 24.7) then return to Reserve Ave. lot.