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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
For the third year in a row the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon will be providing pacers to all half marathon and full marathon runners at no charge. We have hired the company Beast Pacing whose pacers have TONS of experience providing top quality pacing to races all over the country. They are aware that our […]
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Anthem Star 10K generated a record $835,618 in economic impact in 2019 and contributed $15,750 to nonprofits. Ten years. Five million dollars. That’s the contribution of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon as more racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy. More than 3,050 runners […]