Saturday, March 26, 2016. Lace up your running shoes, grab the leash and get ready for the 4th Annual Tail Chaser 5K at Wasena, Smith and Vic Thomas parks along the Roanoke Greenway. This race is one of the first spring races in Roanoke and an annual family and community event and the only race that allows you to participate with your pet. Following the race is a fun family festival with canine demonstrations, vendors and band. For more information, contact Sylvie Peterson.