Discover Roanoke run-walk set for April 15

The eighth annual Discover Roanoke 10K/5K/-one-mile run/walk race will be held in downtown Roanoke on April 15, at 9 a.m.

The 2017 race, which will benefit the Roanoke Elementary School PTO, features the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce as a major race sponsor with the official race sponsors Bippus State Bank, Parkview Physicians Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dr. Amy Welker, Fleet Feet Sports and Ironclad Excavating. In-kind sponsors include Subway of Roanoke, Rolling Pin Bakehouse and Road ID.

The overall winners of the 10K, 5K and one-mile distances will receive a champion’s plaque plus a Dick’s Sporting Goods bonus certificate. The winner of each age division will also receive a plaque.

Registrations are currently being accepted and race day registrations will be available at the start/finish line until one hour before the event. All 10k and 5k participants registered by April 1 will receive a long sleeve event shirt at check-in. Shirts will only be available to participants registered after April 1 as supplies last. Shirts will be available for purchase by one-mile participants as supplies last.

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