Hey there, Roanoke 100 Milers! We’re already deep into the 100-day challenge, and you might be feeling the burn (or maybe just the winter blues). But fear not, fellow fitness enthusiasts! We’ve got a fresh batch of ideas to help you rack up those miles and conquer this challenge with a smile:
1. Take a Scenic Hike
Roanoke is the home of plenty of scenic trails that deliver on both beauty and steps. If you want to get some good mileage and enjoy a pretty view here are some recommendations for you to conquer the 100 miler one step at a time:
- Star Trail at Mill Mountain: This short-but-sweet 1.38-mile trek leads you to the iconic Roanoke Star, offering breathtaking city views. Bonus points for epic stargazing on a clear night!
- Tinker Creek trailhead to Carvins Cove and back: Ditch the usual Carvins Cove trails and embark on a scenic 6-mile adventure. Park at the Tinker Creek Greenway Hollins Trailhead and follow the greenway towards Carvins Cove for a peaceful and scenic route.
2. Join a 100 Miler Group Walk
Whether you’re a seasoned walker or just starting your walking journey, group walks are a fantastic opportunity to get moving, connect with fellow walkers, and embrace the outdoors.
3. Bike the Lick Run Greenway
Venture beyond the popular Mill Mountain and Roanoke River Greenways and explore the hidden gem of the Lick Run Greenway. This scenic path stretches from downtown Roanoke to Huff Lane Park, offering a charming escape from the urban hustle.
4.Visit a Park with Trails
Discover a new Roanoke park and rack up some miles at the same time! Countryside Park, Washington Park, Fishburn Park, Morningside Park, Woodlawn Natural Reserve, and many more all boast delightful trails or greenways perfect for a quick yet rewarding stroll.
5.Volunteer and Make Your Miles Count!
Join fellow trail enthusiasts—hikers, bikers, and equestrians—to do volunteer trail maintenance at Carvins Cove. This is a great way to give back to the community and get some exercise. It’s a win-win for your fitness goals and local trails!
Remember, the 100 Miler is all about your own pace and journey. So, embrace the experience, explore hidden gems, and most importantly, have fun!
We’re cheering you on, Roanoke 100 Milers! Now get out there and make those miles count!