Community

Walkabout Outfitter is proud that we are involved in our communities in many, many ways!  Not only do we give thousands of dollars in donations and sponsorships, we also give free classes, presentations, and sometimes out of the box ways in order to do good within our community.  We love to partner with organizations which serve our communities.  Along with this, many of us on the Walkabout team are part of the local downtown groups, public land associations, trail groups where they often serve on committees and as board members.  We also strive to helping those in need through small local events like cake-walks for individuals in need, fundraisers and raffles, and door prizes local public service groups like the fire departments. We feel strongly that one of the beauties and joys of being a small local business is what we can give back to our communities.

As our website is new, we've just started to work on many parts and are just getting started here on talking about the many groups that we are happy to work with in helping our community.  

Boy Scouts of America Stonewall Jackson Area Council - The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. The Boy Scouts of America Stonewall Jackson Area Council serves over 7,000 Scouts and Scouters in thirteen counties and seven cities in Virginia and West Virginia. Owner and Eagle Scout Kirk Miller volunteers with Tina and Kirk's pack.

Friends of the Chessie Trail - The Friends of the Chessie Trail is a network of groups and individuals interested in maintaining and promoting the health of the Trail and its surroundings. The Trail was created on land deeded to the Nature Conservancy by the C&O Railroad in 1978. Much of it lies along the old rail bed of the C&O between Lexington and Buena Vista. Walkabout is happy to be a sponsor of events like the Chessie Trail Half Marathon and 5k

Good Samaritan HospiceGood Sam's mission is to affirm life in the midst of illness and grief by providing quality patient care, family support, community education, and counseling services through an interdisciplinary team of care-giving professionals and trained volunteers. Walkabout Outfitter is proud to sponsor the annual Hike for Hospice and has led group hikes at past events.

MEDIC SOLO Disaster + Wilderness Medical School - The MEDIC SOLO wilderness medical courses (choose 2 or 9 days) are a blended experience of classroom and hands-on learning. ~50% of student time is spent rotating as mock rescuer and mock patient in realistic care-giving scenarios, making the most of learning-by-doing. Walkabout Outfitter and MEDIC SOLO have hosted several courses and donated proceeds from the courses to local charities near the courses.Walkabout is proud to be a sponsor

Roanoke Appalachian Trail ClubRoanoke Appalachian Trail Club volunteers explore, maintain and protect more than 120 miles of the Appalachian Trail - the nation’s premier, continuous, long-distance footpath - in Virginia. Walkabout 

Mountain Junkies - Mountain Junkies L.L.C. strives to be all things trail for the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. Not only do we host competitive events but we want to introduce you to new areas and adventures. Upcoming races and sponsorship

Trail Chaser 5k benefiting SPCA Since 1916, the Roanoke Valley SPCA has made the welfare of homeless and unwanted animals a priority and in 1958 the RVSPCA became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Children’s discovery museum - A non-profit museum focusing on interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences for children, located in HarrisonburgVirginia. Themed learning areas include a kitchen and farmer's market, construction zone, medical center, television studio, science lab, theater, farm, garage and art center.

Hospice - A type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.Walkabout Outfitter sponsors a Hospice Hike in which all of the proceeds raised from the Roanoke Hike for Hospice in the Fall and the NRV Hike for Hospice in the Spring are designated to directly support and enhance Good Samaritan Hospice’s extensive Bereavement Program 

Banff film festival - An international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. Walkabout Outfitter is proud to be a sponsor of this event with our Richmond, Roanoke and Blacksburg locations

JRA (James River Association)The mission of the James River Association is to be guardian of the James River. We provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.

Run of the Mill - Wade’s Mill has been stone-grinding grains in the traditional way since 1750.  It is the oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill in the Shenandoah Valley. Wade’s Mill products are 100% natural with no additives or preservatives.

Jingle Bell RunJingle Bell Run/Walk is a 5k through beautiful Downtown Lexington, Virginia.  Runners of all abilities and jogging strollers are welcome. Festive attire and costumes are encouraged.  Every entrant gets a timed bib and mini-sleigh bells to fix to their running shoes.

Nasty 9 Trail Run - Serves as a fund raiser for the Friends of Brushy Hills and an area food pantry, the Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA). The groups will share equally in the race proceeds. In addition, participants are encouraged to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items to donate on race day.

Cake Walks & Local Fundraisers for families and more - We are happy to donate hundreds of prizes each year for local events to raise money for families, volunteer organizations, and countless other groups that are specific to just the area and are not nation-wide.