Trail Events and Races

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is proud to partner and offer several Trail Events and Races throughout the year.  Check outwhat we have going on below! For more races, visit our new race website,!

Winter ‘Cross – January 24th–NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Bike racin’ in January: cause why not, right??! cx 1

Join us for this low key, unsanctioned traipse through Fallon Park in Roanoke. The race will be like a cyclocross race on steroids: a little bit more mountain-bikey than a traditional cyclocross race. The course will be a combination of grassy field, dirt, trail and pavement. There will be barriers that force riders to dismount and carry their bikes.

All levels are welcomed and encouraged, and in fact, beginners just might win the whole thing thanks to the EQUALIZER RACE FORMAT:
This is similar to the golf handicapping system . In golf, players of different abilities can play fun and competitive rounds against one another. Since their handicaps equalize their scores the golfer that plays his or her best, regardless of their level of experience, can win! The equalizer format allows riders/racers of all ages and ability levels to race for the overall race win. (A bonus of the format is that fast experienced racers who normally only have to worry about finishing ahead of the other top racers now have to push themselves to compete with beginners! The winner is the racer who does the most laps.

Meeting location: Fallon Park
Registration Fee: $5
Register:  On site
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Mill Mountain Mayhem Trail Run Race

(Ages 13+) The eighth 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 many years over. 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

Meeting Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. race start
Price: $27.50-$35 based on registration date
Meeting Location: Riverland Road Parking Lot to Mill Mountain Park
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D Cup Enduro Downhill Race: Buck and Gauntlet

(Ages 18+, 14+ with an adult) The D Cup Enduro Downhill Race Series is a spring race series put on by Blue Ridge Gravity with support from Roanoke Parks and Recreation for all riding levels, beginner to pro. These spring training races make training for the summer travel races fun! For 2016, look for longer rides to get us out for a full day’s adventure! The race format is ride up, race down, no entry fee, no red tape, just fun pure racing with friends! The date below is in conjunction with Roanoke Parks and Recreation. The entire series also includes Dody Ridge on 02/21/2016, North Mountain on 03/13/2016, and Pandapas Pond on 04/17/2016. Registration is available online in advance or the day of the race in person. colin buck d cup 2

Meeting Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. race start
Price: FREE
Meeting Location: Top of Buck Trail at Carvins Cove
Register Here or on site at the top of Buck.

 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 racers 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. For more information, visit little kiddo

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. race start, registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Meeting Location: Fishburn Park Shelter
Register Here for April 6, April 13, April 20, or here for the whole SERIES. Registration is also available on site.

Wednesday Night Disco Mountain Biking Race Series

(Ages 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 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 to expert riders, so don’t be shy. Grab your bike and get your groove on! For more information, visit DiscoBikeLogo_Round

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays April 27, May 4, May 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. race start, registration opens at 5:00 p.m.
Price: $10 per race or $25 for the series
Meeting Location: Discovery Center at Mill Mountain
Register Here for April 27, May 4, May 11, or here for the whole SERIES. Registration is also available on site.

Conquer the Cove Trail Marathon and 25K

(Ages 16+) For the sixth 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 3500 feet of elevation gain throughout the course. This event will be timed and managed in conjunction with Mountain Junkies, LLC. Mountain Junkies Logo

Meeting Dates: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Price: $43-$75 depending on registration date
Meeting Location: Loch Haven Lake and Carvins Cove
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