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 A number of informal running groups exist in the Roanoke Valley. Several which are organized by Star City Striders are described below, but many other groups exist. New groups desiring to be listed here should send information to the striders@starcitystriders.com e-mail address. Our motto is "Come Run With Us" and newcomers are always welcome
Membership in the Striders is not required.

Benefits of group runs:

� Group runs introduce runners to new routes, new possibilities.
� Group runs provide friendly support and encouragement.
� Group runs provide motivation for improvement.
� Group runs introduce you to new people with similar interests.
� Group runs include good conversation that helps the miles go by.

Monday 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm: Parking lot behind Ramada Inn on Franklin Rd. Several groups depart from behind the Ramada

Monday 5:30 pm (6:00 pm hotter months) Pace 9:30 - 11:00, distance 2- 8 mi. Contact: Jim Hart 540-890-6870, e-mail hartjp3@msn.com  Pace 7:15 - 7:45, distance 3-8 mi.- Contact: Tim Hahn, phone 540-563-9791, e-mail  postmanva@cox.net

Monday 6:00 pm (year round) - Pace 8:30-10:00 distance 6-8 mi., Contact: Tom Johnson 540-345-5554, e-mail tjohnson1522@cox.net or Barry Brewer 540-772-2782 , e-mail bbrewer51@cox.net

Tuesday 5:30 am The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance).  All running levels are welcome.  For more information, they can email Doug & Traci Polumbo @ polumbos@yahoo.com usually 5-7 miles @ 8:25 - 9:30 pace

Tuesday 5:45 pm: Roanoke College gym parking lot. Usually do an hour run. Contact: Gary Adkins 540-387-1874, e-mail gadkins@vw.vccs.edu

Wednesday 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm: Parking lot behind Ramada Inn on Franklin Rd. Several groups depart from behind the Ramada

Wednesday 5:30 pm (6:00 pm hotter months) Pace 9:30 - 11:00, distance 2- 8mi.- Contact: Jim Hart 540-890-6870, email hartjp3@msn.com Pace 7:15 - 7:45, distance 3-8 mi.- Contact: Tim Hahn, phone 540-563-9791, e- mail postmanva@cox.net

Wednesday 6:00 pm (year round) - Pace 8:30-10:00 distance 6-8 mi., Contact: Tom Johnson 540-345-5554, e-mail tjohnson1522@cox.net or Barry Brewer 540-772-2782 , e-mail bbrewer51@cox.net

Thursday 5:30 am The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance).  All running levels are welcome.  For more information, they can email Doug & Traci Polumbo @ polumbos@yahoo.com usually 5-7 miles @ 8:00 - 9:30 pace

Thursday 5:45 pm: Roanoke College gym parking lot. Usually do an hour run. Contact: Gary Adkins 540-387-1874 e-mail gadkins@vw.vccs.edu.

Saturday 6:15 am The Cherry Blossom trail parking lot in the Greenfield Industrial Center (across the street from Ashley Plantation subdivision entrance).  All running levels are welcome.  For more information, they can email Doug & Traci Polumbo @ polumbos@yahoo.com  between 9 - 15 miles @ 9:00 - 10:00 pace.

Saturday 7:30 am: Roanoke College gym parking lot. Usually do a 2 B 3 mile warm up and then some faster running (5 B 20 minute pushes) on the roads. During the warmer months some of the group may do some intervals on the track. Contact: Gary Adkins 540-387-1874 e-mail gadkins@vw.vccs.edu

Saturday 7:30 am: 2037 Carter Rd., Roanoke (near Patrick Henry H.S.) Contact: Dan Wright 540-345-4277 or Amy Rockhill 540-774-6332 e-mail arockhill@cox.net or Rick Watkins e-mail sniktawrick@cox.net Short and slow social walk, about 1 mile; you can start and walk with Dan or run/walk your own pace and course. Help a veteran marathoner battle an illness and keep moving as long as he can. Conversation and laughter encouraged, training tips dispensed for free!

Sunday 7:00 am in the summer months and 8:00 am in winter months: Roanoke Athletic Club parking lot on Starkey Road (just south of 419). Usually run an out and back on the Blue Ridge Parkway, for a total of between 6 and 12 miles. Contact Gary Adkins 540-387-1874, e-mail gadkins@vw.vccs.edu

Sunday 9:00 am:( 8:00 am Hotter Months) parking lot behind Ramada Inn Moderate pace (8:00-10:00), distance varies Contact: Barry Brewer 540-772-2782 e-mail bbrewer51@cox.net

This is a �live� schedule.To make changes, corrections and additionsPlease Contact Jim Hart at 540-890-6870 e- mail hartjp3@msn.com

 

 

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