Blog - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

April 22, 2023

14 Things We Are Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is a unique race filled with challenge and beauty. It’s overflowing with reasons to give thanks. In the spirit of the season, we wrote down every one we could think of. Here are fourteen: 1. This level of enthusiasm for conquering the toughest road marathon course in the country. […]

2023 BRM Ambassador Program

2023 Ambassador Program – Applications Open! The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is assembling a select team of ambassadors for America’s Toughest Road Races™. The race date is Saturday, April 22, 2023. If you love the Blue Ridge Marathon, you could be a good fit. Furthermore, if you could talk to anyone about how much you love […]

America’s Toughest Road Marathon: 2022 Recap

The Roanoke Regional Partnership and Roanoke Outside Foundation announced today that the weekend of April 15-17 saw an economic impact of $1.2 million from the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and the Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival. Since 2010, these events have had an $8.1 million economic impact throughout the Roanoke Region. This […]

The Wallflowers Headline Freedom First Down by Downtown Festival

The Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival is back in a big way with headliner The Wallflowers. The ticketed show will headline the festival in Elmwood Park in downtown Roanoke, VA on Saturday, April 16 alongside the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon race festivities. The four-day music festival, created to showcase the city’s vibrant downtown, […]

Meet the 2022 Ambassadors

This years Blue Ridge Ambassador Team is a group of all kinds: enthusiasts to Iron Men, from Massachusetts to Florida, running every distance from the 10k to the Double. Chances are you’ll find someone in this group who speaks your language when it comes to getting inspired, hyped-up, and ready to tackle one of America’s […]

2022 Blue Ridge Ambassador Program

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for influencers to help us tell the world about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Ambassadors can participate in any of our race distances (for free) including the full marathon, half marathon, double marathon, 10k or four person relay! We’re looking for athletes of all abilities who love telling […]

Race Festivities Provide $1.6 Million Boost to Regional Economy

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blue Ridge Marathon and related festivities contributed $1,600,000 in regional economic impact. This impact was needed more than ever to support the region’s hospitality and tourism industry which has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Blue Ridge Marathon IRL – April 17, 2021

Runners are eager to find out which of their favorite events will be hosted in real life this year and on that front we have good news: The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is committed to hosting an in-person race on April 17, 2021.

2021 Blue Ridge Ambassador Application

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for ambassadors and social media influencers to spread the word about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Ambassadors can participate in any of our race distances (for free) including the full marathon, half marathon, double marathon, 10k or four person relay! While we love to hear from […]

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is Better with Friends

America’s Toughest Road Marathon™ isn’t a challenge for the weak-willed. It takes grit, determination and plenty of training hours to check this race off your bucket list. And a little help from your friends can go a long way. There are a couple of ways to tackle this race with friends. Create a Relay Team […]