Volunteer Info

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The shirt says it all, “You Run Mountains, And I Help.”  We all have personal challenges and goals we want to fulfill, and the Blue Ridge Marathon Race Series would not be possible without the hard work and dedication by so many people in our community.  More than 475 people volunteered for the Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Star 10K last year.  See who helped make it a resounding success.

We hope that you will join us April 16, 2016 as a volunteer, and join the army of citizens who contribute to “America’s Toughest Road Marathon”.  For runners and visitors it’s the volunteers that help ensure a safe, and fun, event.  After every race we survey the runners and every year we hear the same thing – that the volunteer support is incredible.  This all goes to show that the Roanoke Region is a great place to live, work and play and makes our community a better place to live for everyone.   

Did we mention it’s a lot of fun too!  The runners love interacting with volunteers at the start, finish, and all along the course. So gather your family members, rally your co-workers, enlist your book club, tailgate with your neighbors and register to help ensure 2016 is the best year ever.


Early Volunteer Check-In:

Location:  Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke
Monday, April 13th:  11am-2pm
Wednesday, April 15th:  4pm-7pm

Standard Volunteer Check-In:

Location:  City Market Building before expo (Campbell Ave. side for volunteer check-in)
Friday, April 17th:  Starting at Noon (Expo ends at 8pm)

volunteer blue ridge marathonIf you have any questions contact volunteer coordinator Beth Pline at erpline@hotmail.com.

Runner Testimontial:

“Now I have run at least 25 other marathons, and many of the volunteers at those races have been good, but the Blue Ridge volunteers were in another class. As I walked through so many of the water stops, I was rooted on so enthusiastically that it was almost embarassing. I think the volunteers almost singlehandedly gave me the strength to finish the actual marathon. The townspeople were also incredible.”

-M.S. from Pittsburgh, PA (5/1/14)