Recreation Calendar

The following are some of the area recreational events that are being held:

10K, Kids Mile
The Apple Blossom Valley Health 10K and Kids Bloomin’ Mile will be held Friday and Saturday at John Handley High School, Winchester.

The Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics Kids Bloomin’ Mile will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. The registration fee is $15 or $20 after April 28.

Chocolate Walk
The annual Chocolate Walk fundraiser for the Collins Center will be held Friday in Harrisonburg and will feature 15 businesses offering truffles, fudge, brownies, cookies, etc. Registration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the driveway of the Ice House, where participants will pick up their maps and trays to collect chocolate.  Information: 540-432-6430 or

Ice Cream Ride
The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition will hold an ice cream ride starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kline’s Dairy Bar on East Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg.  Information: 571-277-8121.

The Shenandoah County 4-H Bike-A-Thon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock.  The event is a way 4-H members raise money to attend camps and activities. Information: 459-6140 or

Wildflower weekend
Shenandoah National Park will host its 31st annual Wildflower Weekend Saturday and Sunday.
There will be special hikes and programs focusing on the hundreds of species of flowering plants protected by the park.

New this year is a one-way hike from Crescent Rock Overlook (mile 44.4) to Limberlost (mile 43). A van will return drivers to the overlook afterward. There will also be a bird walk and hikes to waterfalls, peaks and other favorite wildflower trails.

All programs are free and no reservations are needed, however, there is a $25-per-car entrance fee to the Park. Information: Park Ranger Mara Meisel at 540-999-3500, ext. 3282 or

Golf tournament
Warren County Educational Endowment will host its 23rd annual golf tournament May 10 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal.

The event will begin with a catered lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The cost to enter a team is $300. Sponsorships run from $100 to $1,000.  Information: Connie Oden at 540-636-9171 or

Bike workshop
Josh Lewis of Element Sports will give a free, hands-on workshop for bike owners to get their bike ready for summer cycling at 10 a.m. May 13 at 2009 S. Loudoun St., Winchester. Those attending should bring their bike.

The Shenanduro, a multi-sport weekend of running, riding and paddling through some of the best trails and waterways in Virginia, will be held starting at 8 a.m. May 13 at 884 Indian Hollow Road, Bentonville.

Participants will test their endurance by taking on a 5K, 10K or half marathon trail run; a six- or nine-hour bike course; and two different paddle distances on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Information: or

Wellness 5K
The Winning with Wellness 5K and Kids Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 13 at Admiral Byrd Middle School, 134 Rosa Lane, Winchester.

Online registration closes at 7 p.m. May 12. Registration is $12 for the Kids Run and $20 for the 5K in advance or $20 and $30 after.

Proceeds benefit the Frederick County Educational Foundation. An awards ceremony and drawing of prizes will follow. Prizes include Washington Nationals Baseball tickets, movie tickets, auto spa gift certificates and more. Information:

Walk for Animals
Anicira Veterinary Center, a nonprofit organization serving area animals, will host the Walk for the Animals from 11 a.m. to noon May 13 at Melrose Cavern, 6639 N. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg.

The walk will begin with a one-mile course around the grounds followed by a picnic lunch, doggie activities, lawn games and local beer for participants. Information: 540-437-1980 or

The Baseball National early bird tournament will be held at 9 a.m. May 13 at the Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park, 625 7th St., Luray. Information:

The fourth annual Skyline-Warren Color Run will be held at 9 a.m. May 20 at Skyline High School in Front Royal.

The race will be a “fun” run with colorful powder being thrown on the runners. Runners are encouraged to wear white. Registration is $20 for individuals and $15 for groups. Information:


5K Run/Walk
The Rotary Club of New Market will hold its annual Up-the-Creek 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. May 29 at the Shenvalee Golf Resort.

Registration is $20 for adults or $15 for ages 17 and younger through May 13 or $25 and $20 after.
For runners under 18, a waiver must be signed and on file.

Sponsorships are available for $75. Medals will be awarded by age and gender.

Proceeds benefit two causes, the purchase of shelter boxes and the preschool reading program Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

The shelter box system is an emergency system used to help families who are caught in an earthquake and other natural disasters. Boxes include a survival tent, bedding, cooking items, water purification and lighting for a family to use until better housing becomes available. A shelter box will be available at the 5k Run/Walk. Further information:

The reading program, administered by the Shenandoah County Education Foundation,  as about 800 children in the program with another 100 on the wait list. The cost to participate is $25 per child per year.

Information, registration: Jerry Biller at 540-246-2622 or email or