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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 […]

Free Pacers at Blue Ridge

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 […]

Blue Ridge Marathon Contributes $5 Million to Economy Over 10 Years

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 […]

10th Anniversary Edition of the Blue Ridge Artist Print

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has released it’s third unique art print that captures the essence of America’s Toughest Road Race™ experience. Natalia Zaratiegui from Barcelona, Spain was the artist selected to tackle this year’s commemorative print.  Natalia was thrilled about the opportunity to apply her talents to the special 2019 edition in honor […]

Jeff Galloway Takes On America’s Toughest Road Marathon at 75

Runners might see a familiar face along the course this year. Olympian and author Jeff Galloway is founder of the “run-walk-run” training method that has helped open running to millions of people. A U.S. Olympian (1972) and a U.S. 10-mile record holder (47:49) in 1973, he authored North America’s best-selling running book, and a monthly […]

Blue Ridge Goes Greener with Recover Brands

Blue Ridge Marathon and Recover Brands Partner to Bring You 100% Recycled Shirts Just another reason to celebrate the race’s 10th anniversary of being a green event. If you’ve attended the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon over the past decade you may have noticed we do things a little different. We don’t offer racer bags filled […]

Throwback T-Shirt Contest

In honor of the Blue Ridge Marathon’s 10th anniversary we are asking you to vote on your favorite t-shirt design from previous years. The design that wins will be revamped for this years race. Here you will find the top three t-shirt designs from the last decade. Voting ends on February 17th, so be sure to […]