Registration

Registration for the Blue Ridge Marathon is handled by Active.com. Online registration closes at midnight (EST) April 23, 2014.

DATE

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014

AWARDS

  • All Marathon, Half Marathon, and Star K finishers will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal. Age group awards will be presented for both events to the top 3 male & female finishers in the age groups.
  • In addition, top 3 overall for both the full and half marathon receive these awards.

TIME

  • The Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Star K will start together at 7:35 AM. Click here for YMCA Kids Marathon info.
  • A corral start system will be used.

FEES

Marathon

  • Before 1/1: $80.00
  • Before 3/17: $90.00
  • Through: 4/23: $100.00

Half-Marathon

  • Before 1/1: $65.00
  • Before 3/17: $75.00
  • Through: 4/23: $85.00

Star K (10K)

  • $35 if registered before 1/1
  • $45 through 4/23

YMCA Kids Marathon

There will be NO same day registration for any events.

T-SHIRTS

  • All participants registered before March 27, 2014 will receive an event shirt. Additional shirts will be available at packet pickup, on a first-come-first-serve basis for those who register after March 27.

CUTOFF TIMES

  • The race directors reserve the right to transport racers to the finish area if not across the finish line by the cutoff times.
  • All Races:  8 hours
  • The Time Limit for all courses is 8 hrs. That will be a 18:32 min/mile pace for the full marathon course and 37:04 pace for the half. There will be a 7 hr cut off at mile 22 for the full marathon course (intersection of Jefferson St. and Highland Ave).  If you do not reach this point by 2:35pm you will be directed to the finish line by continuing straight on Jefferson Street to the finish line in Elmwood Park (you will not be allowed to continue on the full marathon route).  This rule will be strictly enforced.

NUMBER OF RUNNERS

  • Full Marathon limited to 750 runners. There is no cap on the half marathon and Star K.

WALKERS

  • Walkers are permitted to enter both the full and half marathon. Please be aware there is an 8-hour time limit.  Walkers and runners will be picked up in a support van if they do not reach certain checkpoints within the allotted time.  The Time Limit for both courses are 8 hrs. That will be a 18:32 min/mile pace for the full marathon course and 37:04 pace for the half. There will be a 7 hr cut off at Mile 22 for the full marathon course (intersection of Jefferson St. and Highland Ave).  If you do not reach this point by 2:35pm you will be directed to the finish line by continuing straight on Jefferson Street to the finish line in Elmwood Park (you will not be allowed to continue on the full marathon route).  This rule will be strictly enforced.

UNDER 18 POLICY

  • The Blue Ridge Marathon Organizing Committee permits runners aged 15 to 17 to participate in the half marathon (with parent signature). You must be 18 or older on the day of the event to participate in the Marathon.

PACKET PICKUP

  • We strongly encourage all runners to pick up their own race packet at the Packet Pick Up and Expo on Friday at the City Market Building from 3:00 pm to 8:00pm. It is important for runners to verify their data and make any necessary changes. However, if it is not possible for you to pick-up your own packet, you may have someone pick it up for you. That person will be responsible for verifying personal race information (name, age, birthdate, etc.) and MUST bring a copy of your drivers license (or valid photo ID).

REFUND/TRANSFER POLICY

  • The entry Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Once your entry fee is received, you cannot receive a refund. If you are registered for a marathon you may transfer down to the half marathon. You can transfer to a lesser distance without a refund of the difference! It is recommended that you make your house rental or room reservation prior to registration. If you are flying to the event, you should also make your air reservations prior to registering.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

  • Race officials may cancel, delay, or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants.
  • SEVERE WEATHER POLICY: In the event of severe weather, the race director may decide to shut down the course. Should that happen, volunteer course marshals will be released from their positions; runners will be notified and asked to take shelter at the next aid station and wait for a shuttle bus to take them to the finish line. If you refuse to take shelter and continue on the course, you do so at your own risk.
  • Entry fees are nonrefundable.

AGE GROUPS

  • 11-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69, and 70+

BIB NUMBER REQUIREMENTS

  • All registered runners will receive a bib number that must be worn on race day. If you are not wearing your bib during the race, you will be considered a bandit runner and will be escorted off the course.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race.
  • Please fill in the necessary medical and emergency contact information on the back of the bib number. Use a pen or waterproof marker.
  • Do not alter the bib in any way.
  • Bib numbers are non-transferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom they have been assigned.

TIMING INFO

  • We use disposable chip timing system and software.
  • All registrants will receive a disposable chip that must be worn.
  • Awards for the overall winners will be based on start time; age category winners will be determined by chip time.
  • Chip times will be used for your official running time and on your certificate of race completion.

REGISTER

Registration for the Blue Ridge Marathon is handled by Active.com. Online registration closes at midnight April 23, 2014.