SPCA Tail Chaser and beyond!

We loved seeing everyone out with their dogs on the greenway for the SPCA Tail Chaser 5K and Black Dog Salvage 1-mile walk last Saturday! It was a perfect day for enjoying the spring scenery with furry friends!

There are a lot of opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors while supporting a great cause. Participating in events like this is a great way to connect with others and give back to the community — and it also provides some excellent cross training to help improve your climbing! Here’s a list of just a few of the upcoming races/rides in this area:

April 5: Ferrum College Relay for Life “Put Cuffs on Cancer” 5K Run/1 mile Walk

April 13: Blossom to Bottle 5K, benefiting the YMCA Oncology Wellness Program

April 13: Blue Ridge Race for the Cure

May 11: Gallop 4 the Greenway 5K

June 1: Race for Open Space, benefiting the land preservation efforts of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy

June 8 and 9: Bike MS Tour de Vine — choose from 25-100 mile routes featuring rest stops at various vineyards.

For more, please visit:

Roanoke Outside calendar of events


Do you have a favorite race or cause? Tell us about it in the comments!