Roanoke, Virginia

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1st and 3rd wednesday of the month

6:00 PM, smith Park




I’m Lisa Harmon and I’m honored to co-lead the BALG Roanoke! Inspired by Kelly Roberts, a few friends and I started our little gang in summer 2017 to stay active together and empower each other through running. Now we are so excited to grow our tribe and support more women in our community, so together we can redefine what strength looks like.

I am happily married to the most amazing and supportive badass lady I know, have one human child and two furbabies, and work as a technical writer for a large bank. I am passionate about running and its ability to transform lives, and am a total junkie of the sport. When I’m not running, thinking about running, or talking about running, I’m probably playing with my dogs, reading about nutrition and wellness, or hanging out at one of Roanoke’s many, local breweries. <3


I’m Nicole Cooper and I’m co-leader of the BALG Roanoke! I live in Roanoke, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have a husband, a kid, 2 dogs and 3 cats. I’m a technology teacher but I love to be outside. I love new adventures.  I love to run, hike, walk, dance, kayak, practice yoga and I love to meet amazing people who love the same things AND ALSO other things that I’ve never tried or have been too nervous/afraid to try. I think we enrich each other’s lives when we work to share what we love, rather than what we hate. It’s part of why I wanted to be a part of a badass lady gang and to help it grow! The BALG means no one goes it alone - we are all ‘ride or die’ no matter what the sport or situation is. We do it together. <3