Travel Info








Roanoke welcomes you with some of the finest hospitality you’ll experience anywhere . . . It’s in our nature.

Location

The Roanoke Region of Virginia is located in the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and encompasses most of Smith Mountain Lake as well as several rivers including the James, New and Roanoke Rivers. The Blue Ridge Marathon will start and finish in downtown Roanoke. Click here for a detailed map of Roanoke (courtesy of the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau).

Weather

Nothing but blue skies – leftover rain from a dying tropical storm is about as severe as weather gets in the Roanoke Region. The area is relatively free from hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards. The average temperature in April is 55.6 and 64.0 in May making for ideal running conditions. Current weather conditions.

Dining

Not only is Roanoke known for its outdoor recreation it is also known for its excellent dining options. More Information

Accommodations

Off the interstate, by the airport, near the Parkway, and close to the start/finish like, there are many hotel choices throughout Roanoke. More Information

Air Travel

When flying in and out of Roanoke you don’t have to worry about missing your plane because of long lines, or figuring out which bus or train will take you from one terminal to the next. More Information

Tourism Information

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. More Information