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, mp 115
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Register in advance for the third annual Roanoke Hike for Hospice
Pre-register online advance until Wednesday, September, 8th.
Only those who pre-register in advance are guaranteed an exclusive
3rd annual Roanoke Hike for Hospice t-shirt!

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-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
  • Optional group hike excursions lead by Walkabout Outfitters.
  • A memorial ceremony with dove release at the end of the 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.


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! 

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!
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