Helping Good Samaritan Hospice is as simple as taking a walk in the woods!
Sunday, September 10th
Explore Park, Roanoke
Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway
1:30pm - 3:30pm
There is still time to register for the
Roanoke Hike for Hospice
Pre-register online in advance until Wednesday, September, 8th .

Pre-Registration:
VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner - $50.00
Individual - $25.00
Student - $20.00
Team (4 or more) - $20.00


*Day of registration costs increase by $5.00.

**VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner seats are limited, so be sure to register in advance! You may be able to register for the VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner on the day of the event, but it will be first-come, first-served basis.

***T-shirts and hike bags are only guaranteed for those who pre-register. Some t-shirts and hike bags will be available for day of registrants, but will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

****We regret that we cannot offer refunds in the event of inclement weather.
Packet Pickup:
For those participants who pre-register for the Roanoke Hike for Hospice, we will be hosting a "packet pickup" at the Walkabout Outfitter store located at Valley View Mall.

Date:
Saturday, September 9th
Location:
Walkabout Outfitter
4822-J Valley View Blvd., NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-registered participants will be able to pick up their t-shirts and hike bags at this Walkabout Outfitter location from 10:00am - 12:00pm on the Saturday before the event. This allows participants to have their t-shirts to wear to the actual event and also have any event questions answered before the actual event on Sunday afternoon.

Participants will still be able to check-in at the pre-registered tent and get their t-shirts and bags on the afternoon of the actual event too, if they can not make it to the "packet pickup" on Saturday.
VIP Farm-t0-Table Dinner:
This Farm-to-Table Dinner will be a celebration of Good Sam’s 25th birthday; serving the Roanoke Valley for a quarter century!
 
As part of the VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner, participants will enjoy locally-sourced BBQ, chicken, salads, sides, beer and wine. This wonderful meal experience will take place in front of the Historic Houtz Barn in the heart of Explore Park. There will also be live bluegrass music by the Roanoke Valley Ramblers.
 
Registration for the VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner will be $50.00 per participant and will include a Hike for Hospice t-shirt and participant bag as well as the delicious locally sourced meal. 

VIP participants are also welcome to enjoy all the festivities at the Main Event area (band, vendors, optional excursion hikes, etc.) after or before their VIP Farm-to-Table Dinner at the Houtz Barn location.
Main Event:
Participants will check-in for the event at the blue tents setup in the parking lot of the Explore Park Visitor Center. At check-in participants will receive their event t-shirts, hiking bags, directions and a wrist band. Participants will choose from two different self-guided hiking routes  (easy and intermediate)  to lead them to the main event area.

There will be golf carts available to help those with mobility difficulties down to the main event area and there will also will be volunteers posted along the hiking routes to answer questions or offer assistance.

The main event will include:
  • Live Bluegrass music by the talented Easter Divide Band
  • Lunch off the grill (burgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and chips) and ice cream catered by Hethwood Market
  • Games including jumbo jenga, cornhole, and more
  • Face painting by Casey of Face Case Body Art.
  • Yoga Demos by Debbie Stevens of 108 Yoga Works.
  • Vendors from Good Samaritan Hospice's Complementary Therapy Program:
*Massage Therapy with MaryAnn Walker, CMT, of Radiance Wellbeing
*Massage Therapy with Maureen Meagher, CMT
*Music Therapy with Sally Walker, Certified Music Therapist
  • Memorial ceremony with dove release at end of event

Participants will be able to come and go as they please from the main event area. Here are lots of trails throughout Explore Park. So after the initial hike into the main event and after enjoying a filling lunch with all the festivities, feel free to EXPLORE! Food will be served at the main event area throughout the entirety of the event time. 

Please note, dogs are unfortunately NOT allowed to attend Roanoke County sponsored events.

There will be a few picnic tables and some seating options at the main event area, but participants are also encouraged to bring picnic blankets with them to sit and relax with their meal as they enjoy the bluegrass band and festivities!

Volunteers at the event will be wearing neon green t-shirts. If any participant should have a question during the event please seek out a volunteer with a neon green t-shirt.
Optional Group Hike Excursions:
There will be two optional group hike excursions leaving from the main event area during this year's Roanoke Hike for Hospice. After participants complete their initial hike down into the main event, if they feel like going on another hike they will be able to join one of these guided hikes!

Advanced Group Hike Excursion
Led by Walkabout Outfitters and Roanoke County Interpretive Guide
Almost 2 miles
Departs main event area at 2:15pm

Intermediate Group Hike Excursion
Led by Society of American Foresters
Slightly over 1 mile
Departs main event area at 2:30pm

There will be plenty of time for participants to enjoy food and festivities at the main event area before or after either of these optional group excursion hikes.

Please see map below for more details on the optional group hike excursions offered at this year's Roanoke Hike for Hospice!
Teams:
TEAMS ARE ENCOURAGED!

We will be doing "shout outs" to the teams who attend our Hike for Hospice throughout the event. So get a group of co-workers, friends, and/or family members together and come up with a fun team name! 

For a team of 4 or more members the registration cost is only $20 per person. Not a bad deal for a t-shirt, hiking bag filled with swag, lunch and an afternoon of fun! This year's Hike for Hospice will be an event for all ages! 
Raffle:
Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the great outdoors prizes that will be raffled off at this year's Roanoke Hike for Hospice.  Raffles Tickets are $3.00 each  or $10.00 for five tickets . The raffle winners will be pulled at the end of the Roanoke Hike for Hospice event.

Your raffle ticket purchase will give a chance to win any of the prizes listed below.  Purchase multiple tickets to increase your chance of winning!



You do not have to be present to win. If your name is pulled, you will be called the Monday after the event, 9/11/2017, to be notified of which prize you won. If you have any questions regarding the raffle prizes and how to win, please call (540) 776-0198 and ask for Mary Renwick, Director of Development.
Join us in thanking our sponsors!
These businesses help make our Hike for Hospice happen.
Please support them when you can!
See you at Explore Park (MP 115)
on Sunday, September 10th!
Need more information?
Call (540) 776-0198 or visit www.hikeforhospiceva.org!
Good Samaritan Hospice | (540) 776-0198 | mrenwick@goodsamhospice.org | www.goodsamhospice.org