Marathon Weekend Event Schedule

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Friday, April 17

  • 7:30am:  Shake Out (warm up) run with guest runners Dick Beardsley and Pam Rickard. Meet at the River’s Edge parking lot off of Reserve Ave.
  • 3:00pm- 8:00pm:  Packet Pick Up/Expo at the City Market Building. Enter the street tent from Campbell Ave.
    • Foot Levelers will provide free foot scans. Enter to win a free pair of orthotics.
    • Pick up last minute items from Fleet Feet.
    • Onsite Blue Ridge Marathon merchandise available.
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm:  Foot Levelers Pasta Dinner with guest speakers (limited to 200, register in advance) on the third floor of City Market Building.
  • 6:00pm:  Gates open for FREE Concert in Elmwood Park Amphitheater featuring MarchFourth!. Beer by Starr Hill & Parkway Brewing, Food by Martin’s Downtown.

Saturday, April 18

  • DxDT5:30am-7:00am: Packet and chip pick up on Elmwood Park Stage for those who didn’t make it Friday.
  • 7:35am: RACE START TIME– Full, Half, and Star 10K start on Jefferson Street (just outside Elmwood Park)
    • A corral system is used to position runners for start based on pace times.
  • 9am-8pm: Live music, beer garden, food vendors, and more at finish line area.  Music is part of the Down by Downtown Music Festival.
  • 9:00am- Brian & Melissa Mesko (Elmwood Stage)
  • 10am-5pm:  Shakedown on Market Art Show- A fun festival themed Arts & Crafts Fair on Market St. in downtown Roanoke
  • 10:00am:  Anthem Star K award ceremony on Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 11:00am- Groova Scape (Elmwood Stage)
  • 12:00pm: Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 1:00am- Riverbank Ramblers (Elmwood Stage)
  • 2:00pm:  Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 5:00pm:  Gates open for ticketed concert with headliner Big Head Todd & the Monsters in Elmwood Park Amphitheater. Opening act (5:30-6pm). Main show starts at 6:30pm.