Greenway Commission Celebrates 20 Years


Time flies when you’re building greenways. Over 30 miles of greenways and 150 miles
of trails have been constructed since the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission and Pathfinders for Greenways were created in 1997.

The group is hoping Roanokers will help them celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a new Triathlon, the four mile Gallop and an after party that will take place at River’s Edge Sports Complex on May 13th.

This year the 14 mile Greenway Triathlon will combine a run on the Roanoke River Greenway, a paddle in the Roanoke River and a bike race up and down Mill Mountain. Participants can test their skills as an individual or as a team. For the last ten years, the popular “Gallop 4 the Greenways” race along the Roanoke River has raised
funds to help build more and more greenways in the valley.

The bigger and better anniversary event welcomes greenway supporters of all types with a walk and a Kids’ Fun Run in addition to the Gallop and Triathlon. This year, new prizes will
be awarded for the largest team to register across all of the events. Early registration is open at

If you are an interested sponsor, band, vendor, volunteer or want more information go to