Trail Events and Races

PLAYRoanoke Slide Test 2 

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

Wednesday Night Disco Mountain Bike 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 fat tired friend 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.

New this year:

Costume Contest
Food and Beer available post race at Mill MountainDisco Marshals
Series point system returns!
Race Series Party at Just the Right Gear

Race Dates:

May 13
May 20
May 27

All races start at 6:00 p.m. Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. or register online here for the series or click the date above to register for an individual race.

For more information, visit!


Fishburn Youth Mountain Biking Race Series

(Ages 2-14) We are teaming up with East Coasters Bike Shop and offering for the third 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

Race Dates:fishburn girl rider

May 7
May 14
May 21

Races start at 5:30 p.m. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. or register online here for the series or click the date above to register for an individual race.

Ages will race in the following age groups:

Off The Rails Triathlon

Saturday, May 30th at Fallon Park
For more information visit

Conquer the Cove Marathon and 25K Trail Races

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

Date: Sunday, May 31stMountain Junkies Logo
Meeting Location:
Register Here. For more information, visit

Roanoke 7 Summits

(All ages) The Roanoke 7 Summits is back with new summits and new challenges. This is a unique event that combines our region’s premier trails with an active living awareness program. The Roanoke 7 Summits is a fun play-off of the international mountaineering challenge of climbing each of the seven continents highest mountains. By taking this challenge you’ll hike to the summit of seven of the Roanoke Region’s top mountain summits in a seven week span. It demands a great attitude, determination, exploration, and pushing yourself to new levels.

Each summit has multiple group hike dates through Roanoke Parks and Recreation. These will be formally guided hikes that are not included in the Roanoke 7 Summits registration fee, but for only $6 per hike, are a great chance to get out there with an experienced hiker, meet hiking buddies, and enjoy the energy of the group effort to get to each summit. Of course, if you prefer, you can also do each hike on your own.

Your official registration includes a t-shirt, consistent e-mail posts and status updates, access to the Roanoke 7 Summits website with hiking routes and information, access to all 7 Summits and Beyond events, and extra motivation! New this year…Summit Selfies and a Summit Celebration at Soaring Ridge Brewery!

Be a summitteer and join the Roanoke 7 Summits! Check out for more details.

On The Trails Duathlon 

Save the Date!

Sunday, November 1st at Carvins Cove