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What Others Had to Say about BRM

Here are a few blogs we collected post 2013 BRM – enjoy!  Did we miss one? Let us know and we’ll get it posted. Email pete @

Security Concerns Addressed (road closures, bags, etc.)

Race Participants, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Spectators: In light of the events in Boston, the Roanoke Police Department in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will be taking additional security precautions at this year’s Blue Ridge Marathon. The security precautions consist of a highly visible law enforcement presence, use of explosives detection K-9s, […]

Route Change Makes BRM Even Tougher

Just when you thought the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon couldn’t get any harder…Mother Nature shows her devious side and chooses to raise the water level of the Roanoke River. What this means is that a section of the course (full marathon miles 22.25-25, half miles 9-11) are in accessible due to the tiny detail […]

Statement regarding security precautions at the Blue Ridge Marathon

ROANOKE, Va. – Organizers of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, are carefully following the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The safety and security of individuals involved at this weekend’s marathon is our first priority. As with previous runnings of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, we continue working with law enforcement and emergency management […]

Shake Out Run With The Legends

Want to join Bart Yasso (and possibly Frank Shorter) for a warm up run? Here is our tentative schedule – we’re still working out a few kinks! We’ll meet at Vic Thomas Park (behind Black Dog Salvage) for a leisure run along the Roanoke River Greenway. This is part of the marathon course, but we’ll […]

Tag Heuer Watches courtesy of Fink’s Jewelers

                    Fink’s Jewelers has been a Blue Ridge Marathon sponsor since day one.  And with their help we’re pleased to provide the overall winners of the full marathon a Tag Heuer watch. Ladies’ Winning Tag Heuer Tag Heuer women’s Formula 1 white ceramic dial with diamond […]

Run With The Legends Finalists

This past fall we learned that not only was Bill Rodgers returning to the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, but that Frank Shorter would be joining him. We were ecstatic that both these legendary runners would be joining us in April. And then, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better…along comes Bart Yasso. […]

BRM Makes Weather Channel’s “The World’s 15 Toughest Marathon”

We’re were extremely humbled and honored to be recognized as one of The World’s 15 Toughest Marathons. We know there is a distinction between road and trail marathons, which is why our claim has always been that we’re one of the most difficult “road” marathons. It’s an honor to be in this list. via The […]

Flat Bart Tours Blue Ridge Marathon Course

I’ve seen Flat Bart around – on Facebook, on Twitter, in my dreams. Well, I wouldn’t take it that far, but Flat Bart is just that – a flat paper version of Bart Yasso, the Chief Running Officer for Rodale, the publisher of Runner’s World Magazine. Do an Internet search for “Flat Bart” and you’ll […]

2012 Shirt Art Contest Winners

Earlier this year we launched our first T-Shirt Art Contest, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. We partnered with the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, and had more than 40 entries. We were especially pleased to see so many entries from young, aspiring artists. In the end, we had to choose […]