Helping Good Samaritan Hospice is as simple as taking a walk in the woods. 
Sunday, September 11th
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Explore Park, Roanoke
In Advanced
Register Online by Wednesday, 9/7

Adult – $25.00
Student – $20.00
3 and under – Free (no t-shirt available)
Day of Registration
Register at event check-in located in the Explore Park Visitor Center parking lot
12:30pm – 3:00pm

Adult – $30.00
Student $25.00
3 and under – Free (no t-shirt available)
Students are considered any person in school: college, preschool, etc.
  T-shirts guaranteed for those who pre-register.
Please note that dogs are not allowed at Roanoke County Sponsored Events.
Wear sturdy hiking shoes as this is an active event.

Once participants arrive in Explore Park just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway they will park in either parking lot A or parking lot B at the Visitor Center. Then participants will check in at the registration table located outside the Visitor Center. Participants will be given their goodie bag and an event bracelet. From there participants will choose from two different routes along the Salem Turnpike trail, a 0.3 mile walk or a 1 mile hike, and then set off on their own personal trek through the beautiful Explore Park to get to the main event area located at parking lot D.


Easy – Take the Old Salem Turnpike (red blaze) paved path leaving from parking lot A and follow it straight to parking lot D (0.3 miles)

Intermediate – 
Take the Old Salem Turnpike (red blaze) leaving from the trail head behind the Arthur Taubman Center, follow this loop route for one mile, then transfer onto the River Walk Link (blue blaze) for .1 mile, and end at parking lot D (1.06 miles)

  Main Event Area Activities

Lunch will be catered by Hethwood Market and the menu will include: hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, chips, and ice cream novelties. Participants will be given a two tickets are check-n on the day of the event. One ticket will be used to redeem for their lunch and one will be used to redeem for their ice cream. Lunch will be served continuously from 12:30pm until 3:30pm throughout the duration of the event. So take your time and enjoy your hike, a delicious meal will be waiting for you when you are ready!


The Eastern Divide Band will be playing live at the main event area for during the entire event! So after your hike to the main event area, get yourself some food off the grill, pick out a nice grassy spot, and relax to enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass. There will be a limited number of camping chairs provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets.


Corn hole
Jumbo Jenga
and much more…


A memorial ceremony will be held at the end of the event at 3:30pm. Participants will be welcome to write memorial notes to be attached to a memorial wreath or to be ceremoniously burned throughout the event at the memorial wreath table area. Good Samaritan Hospice will also be partnering with the local Marine Corps Recruiters to present a flag ceremony with a raising of the flag and salute as part of our memorial ceremony.


Optional group hike excursions will be available at the main event area (parking lot D). The optional group hike excursions will leave from the main event area on a schedule of once every 30-45 minutes and participants will be able to join a group hike at their leisure. Walkabout Outfitters experienced trail guides, along with Roanoke County Park interpreters and guides from the Society of American Foresters, will be leading the group hike excursions on trails throughout Explore Park. Participants who choose to join an optional group hike excursion will be able to explore more hiking trails in this beautiful park as well as enjoy learning more about the local history, flora, and fauna.


Roanoke River Adventure Package

Win a full day rental for two people (kayak, SUP, or bike) to be used on the Roanoke River or surrounding trails donated by Roanoke Mountain Adventures and then enjoy some good food and drink at Wasena City Tap Room with the $35 dollar gift certificate. You also get a complimentary Wasena City Tap Room pint glass and t-shirt!

Raffle tickets are $3 each and can be purchased BY CLICKING HERE or on the day of the event.
The raffle drawing will take place at 3:30pm at the end of the event; you do not have to be present to win!

  Funds raised from the second annual Roanoke Hike for Hospice will support and enhance Good Sam’s bereavement program, serving families and individuals in the Roanoke Valley who are coping with loss and grief.
Join us in thanking our sponsors:
  If you have any questions about the upcoming 2nd annual Roanoke Hike for Hospice please call
Mary Renwick, Director of Development, at (540) 776-0198.
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