The Blue Ridge Marathon was created by the Roanoke Regional Partnership to showcase the region’s commitment to making outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship a core component of the Roanoke Region lifestyle. This couldn’t be done without the support of community and sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be structured to give your company recognition locally, regionally, and nationally. If you are interested in learning more about how your company can get involved, please contact Pete Eshelman (pete[at]roanoke.org) to request the 2013 Sponsorship Packet.
Foot Levelers specializes in products that are designed to improve your quality of life. From our individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics, to our customized footwear and support pillows—we want you to live a pain free and healthy life. We can improve your overall health by supporting your foundation—your feet. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers’ orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. With our orthotics, you can live your life in balance.
The Roanoke Region of Virginia is recognized as a top place to work, do business, and invest. The economy is strong and stable and gaining momentum in high-tech fields such as life sciences, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, and automotive components. The pro-business climate encourages success and attracts businesses who want to take advantage of cutting edge research institutions, low costs of doing business, excellent market access by road, rail, and air; and a skilled, productive workforce. All these advantages make the Roanoke Region, located around Roanoke, Virginia, the best place for business and business people. The Roanoke Regional Partnership the area’s regional economic development organization. Visit Roanoke.org to learn more about working, living, and playing in Roanoke, VA.
A leading healthcare provider in western Virginia, Carilion Clinic is committed to delivering highly integrated, comprehensive care for patients. With the commitment of over 600 physicians and a network of eight not-for-profit hospitals, Carilion Clinic concentrates on patient-centered care, research and medical education. Through its partnership with Virginia Tech to create the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion is bringing the most up-to-date treatments to patients and creating a vital information resource for physicians.
Family owned and operated since 1930, Fink’s Jewelers is committed to exceptional quality, service and selection. We proudly offer the industries’ finest Swiss timepieces such as Rolex, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and the hottest designer jewelry fashions from David Yurman, John Hardy, Mikimoto pearls and much more! Come into any of our 14 locations and discover why Fink’s Jewelers is one of the country’s “Top 50″ jewelers. Visit us online at finks.com.
The Roanoke Region is a premier spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. All these advantages – combined with excellent urban amenities – set amidst a scenic background of glistening lakes and majestic mountains and with a mild-temperate climate, make the Roanoke Region a great place to visit, work, and live. Visit RoanokeOutside.com to learn why Roanoke is one of the best outdoor towns around.
At the heart of Roanoke’s Historic Market District, the City Market Building partners with independent entrepreneurs to provide a quality dining and shopping experience unique to our region. Come downtown for a visit or contact us about holding an event in our freshly renovated historic space. The City Market Building is “Race Central” for the Blue Ridge Marathon (registration, expo, pasta dinner, and more).
The Rotary Club of Roanoke Downtown is part of a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Roanoke Downtown has selected the Blue Ridge Marathon as its primary community service project. The Club meets on the first & third Wednesday at 202 Market restaurant in downtown Roanoke. For more information visit our website at: www.roanokedowntown.org
The Roanoke Parks & Recreation Department is to be positioned as a premier “best in class” parks and recreation system that provides high quality, maintained parks, recreation facilities and programs that are accessible and cost effective, as well as support the citizen’s vision for cultural unity and a livable and healthy lifestyle that creates high economic impact and value for living and working in Roanoke. Our mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver parks, recreation facilities, and programs that are attractive, clean, accessible and provide memorable experiences. The Department will serve citizens of all ages to create a desirable community to live, work, and play. We measure our success by customer satisfaction, efficiency, and community development of our public spaces and recreation services that meet the values and needs of our citizens and visitors.
K92 (WXLK-HD) – Home of the K92 Mornin’ Thang and broadcasting HD Radio, K92 is Virginia’s #1 Hit Music Station.
The Roanoker magazine is the premier city magazine for the Roanoke Valley. Created by Founder and Publisher Richard Wells in 1974, this award-winning bi-monthly magazine is read by more than 68,000 Roanoke Valley residents and covers topics of interest to the region’s metropolitan lifestyles, ranging from art, entertainment and fine dining to economic, social and political issues, and much more.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, Ferrum College is a four-year primarily residential college with easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia (35 miles to the north) and Greensboro, North Carolina (70 miles to the south) where shopping, social, dining and entertainment opportunities abound. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor adventure and recreation and cultural enrichment.
FloydFest is a four-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia! Bridging the gap between genres, generations and cultures, the festival features over 100 performers on 10 stages! Second place overall male and female finisher of the Blue Ridge Marathon will receive a pair of four-day passes to FloydFest.
Scott Insurance is an independent, employee-owned risk management firm providing the full range of specialized solutions in property and casualty coverage and employee benefits, including highly successful captive programs in both markets. We are consistently ranked nationally in the top tier of independent agencies, annually recognized as a Best Practices Agency, and back up our superior programs with a team of service professionals that is second-to-none. We have made it our business to understand the dynamic nature of risk environments and created programs around this expertise. We have 8 offices in VA, NC, TN. We have been doing business in Virginia since 1864 and in 2012, we are proudly celebrating our 30th anniversary in the Roanoke office!
John Carlin uses the experience gained during a 28 year broadcast career to help you manage the constantly shifting currents that comprise media relations in today’s complicated world. The Carlin Agency specializes in PR, using traditional PR, social media and excellent strategies. Whether you need a blog, a podcast, a news release or media relations, we’ll help you find & distribute your message.
Cole & Associates CPAs, LLC is a public accounting firm located at 2118 Rosalind Avenue (mile 15.9 on the Marathon route). Our firm provides comprehensive accounting and tax services including individual and business tax preparation, audits, bookkeeping, estate planning and payroll services We are proud to be a sponsor of the Blue Ridge Marathon.
PODS – “The Best Moving and Storage Idea Ever”. Moving across town or across the country? Storage on your property or in our Storage Center? PODS is the answer to all your Moving and Storage needs.
Take your commute outside with RIDE Solutions, the region’s sustainable transportation service. We encourage commuters to try cleaner, greener, healthier transportation options such as bicycling or walking to work, using public transit, carpooling, or telecommuting with our free Guaranteed Ride Home program, regional carpool matching service, employer based trip reduction programs, and a series of community rides and clean commute challenges throughout the year. With over 30 employer partners representing 40,000+ employees in the Roanoke and New River Valley, we’re working hard to reduce vehicle emissions, ease traffic congestion, encourage walkable communities, and conserve the area’s beautiful natural resources.
Walkabout Outfitter has all the quality merchandise to get you ready to hike the Appalachian Trail or just bop around town. You’ll find great name brands like Patagonia, Vibram Finger Shoes, The North Face,Keen & more. Located in Roanoke, Lexington, and Harrisonburg VA. The overall Half Marathon winners (top 3, male and female) will each receive a gift certficate ($250/$150/$100) valid at any one of our four stores.
GU Energy Labs: In 1991, our passionate little Berkeley-based sports nutrition company forever changed the way athletes re-fueled during exercise by introducing GU Energy Gel. GU finally made eating on the run possible and enjoyable! We take pride in our history but never let it stop us from continually improving what we do. Today, look for GU on race courses, at your favorite run/bike/tri/outdoor shop or in the hands of the top athletes on the planet. GU, the best there is.
Black Dog Architectural Salvage offers a shopping experience like none other in Southwest Virginia! Over 40,000 square feet of treasures from around the world including architectural antiques, home and garden accessories, custom designs, regional artwork and an interior design marketplace . Located halfway between Downtown Roanoke and Historic Grandin Village. Open Monday – Saturday from 9am-5pm and online at www.blackdogsalvage.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blackdogsalvage.
At the heart of downtown Roanoke, the 81,000 square foot Taubman Museum of Art building is Roanoke’s most contemporary structure and provides an analog for the city’s evolution from industrial manufacturing town to technology center. The building’s forms and materials evoke the drama of the surrounding Shenandoah Valley landscape, as well as the building culture of the early 20th century railroad boom that first brought Roanoke to prominence as a major urban center of the new South. Visit www.taubmanmuseum.com for a current list of programs and exhibits.
Everything we do at Fleet Feet Sports is geared toward fitting you as an individual. Whether it’s footwear, apparel, sports bras, or accessories, you have a fit that is best for you and we’re here to help you find it. THAT’S OUR FITLOSOPHY.
Prescott Construction Co. is a full service general contractor, based in Roanoke, VA, with a focus on residential and commercial construction and renovation. We build custom homes and renovate and build additions to existing homes. In addition to our residential focus we also have undertaken custom commercial projects including several large scale historic rehabilitation projects in downtown Roanoke. We are committed to the continued growth of the Roanoke Valley and are proud to partner with the Blue Ridge Marathon. Look for us at the water station (mile 19) at the top of your final big climb.
Locally owned and operated since 1937, Tinnell’s Finer Foods provides the highest quality fresh meats, produce, wine, artisanal cheese, and hard to find items. No need to wait in long checkout lines, walk miles to find products, or spend time looking for help. We will save you time and provide nutritious high quality groceries for you and your family. Ask Anyone!!
Of course you can pick up the phone and call us at Oakey’s, any time of day or night, and someone will be there to answer your questions. Did you know however, that our website is full of information? At www.oakeys.com, you will find answers to commonly asked questions, service options, merchandise, pre-planning information and even a grief support library. You can count on us, when you have questions.
Optima Health provides health insurance coverage to more than 440,000 members throughout Virginia. With 27 years of experience in the health insurance arena, Optima Health offers a suite of commercial products including consumer-directed, individual, employee assistance programs and plans serving Medicaid enrollees. Our provider network features 21,000 providers including specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across Virginia. Our goal is to help our members improve their health, to be easy to use and offer services that are a great value. To learn more about Optima Health, visit www.optimahealth.com.
ACE Private Risk Services is a division of the global insurance company ACE Group. We offer insurance for homes, autos, yachts, jewelry, art, liability and more to our clients. Our National Operations Center is proud to call the Roanoke Valley home.
Balance Chiropractic & Wellness redefines healthcare by providing life-changing service to our community. We offer chiropractic, massage therapy, decompression therapy, custom orthotics and other specialized techniques that support everyone – from athletes or weekend warriors to kids, moms-to-be and their families. Please visit us on the web at www.balanceroanoke.com for additional information.
THOR Incorporated – “Building Excellence” since 1965. Thor, Inc. is one of the most prominent and respected commercial general construction companies in Southwest Virginia. Visit our website @ www.thorconstruction.com or contact Wes Hurt at 540-563-0567 with all you construction services needs.