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 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 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- 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, June 4, 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.
  • Monday, June 11, 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 – eastbound on the Roanoke River Greenway to the River’s Edge Park footbridge then return to Wasena Park lot.
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  • Monday, June 18, 2018 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.
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  • Monday, June 25, 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, July 2, 2018 at 8 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, July 9, 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 – eastbound on the Roanoke River Greenway to the River’s Edge Park footbridge then return to Wasena Park lot.
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  • Monday, July 16, 2018 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.
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  • Monday, July 23, 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, July 30, 2018 at 8 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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