Trail Events and Races

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to partner and offer several Trail Events and Races throughout the year.


 Mill Mountain Mayhem Trail Race

(13+) The ninth annual Mill Mountain Mayhem 10K will corkscrew around and to the top of the City’s favorite outdoor playground. This race will challenge the best of the best, and has been voted the best and hardest trail run in the area the past several years. As a part of the Roanoke Non Ultra Trail Series (RNUTS), this event will be timed and managed in conjunction with Mountain Junkies, LLC. Mountain Junkies Logo

Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: Race start at 9:00 a.m., Registration open at 7:30 a.m.
Price: $27.50 before March 14, $32 after March 14, $35 on race day
Location: Start line and registration at Riverland Road Parking Lot for Mill Mountain
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Fishburn Youth Mountain Biking Race Series

(Ages 2-14) We are teaming up with East Coasters Bike Shop and offering for the fourth year in a row a FREE mountain biking race series aimed at novice riders from ages 2 to 14. Riders will compete on a short, spectator friendly course against kids of their own age and skill level. Medals will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in each age group, and at the end of the series an overall male and female winner will be named for each group. Participants can register for the whole series or individual races. Fishburn little kiddo

Dates: Wednesdays, April 19, April 26, May 3
Time: Race Start 5:30 p.m.; Registration Open 4:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Location: Fishburn Park
Whole Series (4/19, 4/26, 5/3)
April 19 only
April 26 only
May 3 only
Registration is also available on site at Fishburn Park on race day from 4:30 p.m.-5:25 p.m.

Wednesday Night Disco Mountain Bike Race Series

(10+) This award winning race series has quickly made its way up the list as one of Virginia’s grooviest mountain bike events. Bring your mountain bike and ride hump day away as you pedal through one of Roanoke’s finest trail systems. There will be categories for beginners all the way up to expert riders, so don’t be shy. Grab your bike and get your groove on! All proceeds benefit Roanoke City Trails. Sponsored by Just the Right Gear and Roanoke IMBA.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 10, May 17, May 24 DiscoBikeLogo_Round
Time: Race Start 6:00 p.m.; Registration Open 4:30 p.m.
Price: $10 per race or $25 for the series
Location: Mill Mountain Discovery Center
Whole Series (5/10, 5/17, 5/24)
May 10 only
May 17 only
May 24 only
Registration is also available at the Discovery Center on race day from 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Rugrat Ramblers Kids Running Series NEW!

(Ages 1-13) A running series just for kids, sponsored by Runabout Sports, from toddler to teen and everyone in between, we’ll have an age group specific trail race just for you. Still in diapers but moving fast? Sign up for the Toddler Trot 50 yard crawl. Other races and ages include 3-4 year old 1/4 mile, 5-7 years 1/2 mile, 8-13 years 1 mile race with winners for 8-9 years, 10-11 years and 12-13 years. Prizes will be awarded to each age group winner and prizes for overall series winners will be given at the Fishburn Park Race.

Dates: Saturdays, April 29, May 13, and June 3
Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Price: $6.00 for online registration, $8 on site (no available at Explore Park Race on 4/29), $15 for series online
Location and Registration:
4/29-Explore Park (Roanoke County)
5/13 Waid Recreation Area (Franklin County)
6/3 Fishburn Park (Roanoke City)
Whole Series information and registration

Conquer the Cove Trail Marathon and 25K

(16+) For the seventh year running, the Roanoke Valley’s only trail marathon invades Carvins Cove. This spectacular marathon and 25K race gives participants the chance to see 80% of the trails that wind through the area’s largest municipal park. Both race distances boast a massive amount of climbing, especially the marathon which includes 3,500′ of elevation gain throughout the course. This event will be timed and managed in conjunction with Mountain Junkies, LLC. Mountain Junkies Logo

Date: Sunday, June 4
Price: $42-$75
Location: Loch Haven Lake and Carvins Cove
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