Run With Grace – June 8th. 2013

May 20, 2013

Time:  5K Race starts at 8:00 a.m. (Women) and 8:45 a.m. (Men) 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

Race Day Registration & Package Pick-Up from 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Place: Patrick Henry High School Track (PH XC Home Course-primarily wooded trails, hilly and challenging no pets allowed)

Entry Fees:   Early Registration (Postmarked by May 27th)
5K- $20 (Students- $15)                  Fun Run/Walk – $15
Packet Pick-up Friday, June 8th at Fleet Feet Sports from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Register here.

Running was an important part of Grace Lovegrove’s life, so when her friends, family, coaches, and teammates started thinking about a way to remember her and to raise money for her Patrick Henry scholarship and to support the track team she loved, a 5K and fun run seemed natural. The first one was held May 9, 2006, on the Patrick Henry home course, thanks to the hard work of Coach Chad Cox, members of the cross country and track teams, some very dedicated parents of those runners, and the PH Athletic Boosters. Grace’ spirit is alive on those trails.

“Run With Grace” was coined by a Christopher Newport University teammate and good friend when the team and coach were trying to think of what to put on bracelets they were buying to memorialize Grace and to raise money for her CNU scholarship. Purple Run With Grace bracelets will be available for purchase at this year’s race, with proceeds going to the Patrick Henry scholarship.

The runner girl on the homepage is friend and CNU teammate Jason Berry’s handiwork. It depicts Grace with a Cheerwine soda in one hand and a Hardee’s Thickburger in the other. Grace loved Cheerwine, and all of her friends marveled at how much this 107-pound girl could put away, especially if you were offering seafood, gumbo, or Thickburgers. The other running graphic was created using a picture of Grace from the waist up. That ponytail was always flying when she ran.

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

September 6, 2012



As part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, volunteers are needed to conduct manual counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City of Roanoke during specified time(s). Counts will be conducted at assigned locations on Thursday September 13, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday September 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm. If you are able to assist please complete the form available at the link below. Additional information is available at

Volunteer sign up form –

One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to the other transportation modes such as the private automobile. An answer to this need for data is the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project, co-sponsored by and Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.

PHHS Orchestra

April 30, 2012

Fresh off an appearance in the Big City at Carnegie Hall, the Patrick Henry High School Orchestra will be at Roanoke’s Jefferson Center for a free performance.  Come see the stars this Sunday, May 6 at 3 pm.  Did we mention it’s free?  Because it is.  Free.

Earth Day

April 17, 2012

Earth Day festivities will take place this Saturday, April 21, in Grandin Village.  Come down between 10 am and 4 pm for music, food, crafts, and informational displays by environmental organizations.  The best way for local residents to visit the Village is to walk; Grandin Road will be closed between Westover and Memorial, so parking will be at a premium.

Candidates Forum

March 7, 2012

Please join us this Thursday, March 8, at 7 pm, for the Council Candidates Forum.

All four registered City Council candidates and both registered Mayoral candidates will be on hand to offer their vision of the next few years and answer questions about the issues facing Roanokers.  It should be a lively conversation.

Where:  Raleigh Court Child Development Center (former Raleigh Court Elementary School)

Music Festival at Patrick Henry High School

March 6, 2012

A music festival will be held this Saturday, March 10, to benefit Roanoke City Elementary Schools music programs.  Come out for some great music, for a great cause!

Candidate’s Forum next Thursday

March 1, 2012

It’s election season in Roanoke and City voters will hit the polls on May 1.  The Greater Raleigh Court Civic League is providing an opportunity to hear what the candidates have to say at our Candidates Forum next Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm.

We could use your help.  What are the issues that are important to you?  What questions would you like to have asked of the candidates?

We are in the process of preparing for the Forum, and your input is important.  You can forward your burning-est questions for the candidates to