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The Power to Inspire Award Given to Local Roanoke Runner

This is Marion. As you can see from an ad campaign that was run by the Blue Ridge Marathon this fall, he is pretty tough. On paper Marion Childress fits all the criteria of what makes someone exceptional…war vet, cancer survivor, the fact that he is still running marathons in his 60’s. But once you […]

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Become an Official 2016 Blogger!

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for bloggers of all kinds to spread the word about “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” (we know it’s the best, but it’s better coming from you). Bloggers don’t have to participate in the full marathon; Anthem Star 10k and Blue Ridge Half Marathon participants are welcome […]

Blue Ridge Marathon

2015/2016 Expo Tour Announced

Foot Levelers and the Blue Ridge Marathon are coming to a city near you! We have selected six races where runners can come and meet the race director or event manager, and pick their brains about “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” face-to-face.  Our bucket list race takes a little courage to register for, and a lot […]

Download the 2015 Race Guide

Click the Guide Cover Image Below to Download: Race Guide Table of Contents: Runner Welcome from Foot Levelers Event Schedule Aid Station Location Map Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Map Downtown Attractions Downtown Event Map (Includes locations for pasta dinner, packet pick up, finish/start line, live music, first aid, etc.) Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half […]

Foot Levelers Down by Downtown and Blue Ridge Marathon Announce 2015 Main Music Acts

Big Head Todd & the Monsters and MarchFourth! Press Release February 21, 2015 – Organizers of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Down By Downtown Music Festival are once again expanding the schedule in Downtown Roanoke as a part of the 6th Annual event (April 16-18). The weekend of live music kicks off Thursday […]

Have Your Marathon Story Told By WDBJ Channel 7

As many of you are aware, local CBS Station WDBJ Channel 7 provides live television coverage of the Blue Ridge Marathon. However, you may not know that they also profile interesting human interest stories during the weeks leading up to race day. Do you know a runner with a unique story to tell? Nominate a […]

Runner Swag

We know you like swag, and we like giving it to you. We’re constantly on a quest to bring more and more to you so check back often. But for now, here is what we’ve got in store for 2015: Pair of the brand new Farm to Feet sock called “The Roanoke”. U.S. made with […]

Shake Out Run with Zoe Romano

Thousands have climbed Mount Everest. Hundreds have run across the United States. But no one had ever run the route of the Tour de France until Zoe came along. Last May, Zoe Romano made history by being the first person to accomplish this daunting feat. She ran to save the lives of critically ill children […]

Last Minute to add Event Add-Ons

Add a few features to your Blue Ridge Marathon experience. Pasta Dinner Tickets featuring guest speaker Zoe Romano: Friday (6:30pm) 3rd floor of City Market Building (where registration/packet pick up is) Limited seating (pre-purchase highly recommended). Unsold tickets will be available at the door on first-come-first-serve basis. $25 Learn more and purchase tickets in advance […]

Blue Ridge Marathon Announces Foot Levelers as Title Sponsor

New partnership will extend the reach of “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” ROANOKE, Va. (August 14, 2012) – Organizers of the Blue Ridge Marathon, America’s Toughest Road Marathon, today announced that Roanoke-based Foot Levelers has signed on as the new title sponsor for the event. The race, with more elevation change than any other on-road marathon […]