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Our Challenge to the Mount Lemmon Marathon

We think ours is tougher! But we’re willing to let the runners decide. The Mount Lemmon Marathon, in Tucson, AZ, claims to be the “Toughest Road Marathon in the World.” It features a formidable challenge, as it is entirely uphill with 6,000 feet of elevation gain- and is incredibly beautiful by the way. While uphill […]

Blue Ridge Parkway License Plates

Here is your chance to support one of our greatest assets, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and get a pretty cool retro license plate in the process. FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is sponsoring the Blue Ridge Parkway specialty license plate in Virginia and needs approximately 75 more people to step up and take action. […]

Economic Impact Analysis of Blue Ridge Marathon

On April 24, 2010, the Roanoke Region welcomed 942 runners who participated in the National College Blue Ridge Marathon and Half Marathon. Organized by a consortium of public and private entities, including the Roanoke Regional Partnership and Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Odyssey Adventure Racing, the Blue Ridge Marathon was the first event of its kind […]

$20,000 presented to FRIENDS of BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Blue Ridge Marathon Presents $20,000 to FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway Money to be used for Parkway beautification and education. Roanoke, Va. (May 25, 2010) – Organizers of the Blue Ridge Marathon today presented $20,000 to FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which will use the funding to further its mission to preserve, promote […]

THANK YOU & Race Results!

A HUGE Thank you to all the runners, volunteers, and spectators who made the inaugural National College Blue Ridge Marathon a smashing success!  We’ll post more soon (we need some rest)!  Click here for race results!

“Race Across The Sky” movie as part of expo

The Blue Ridge Marathon is excited to show the critically acclaimed “Race Across the Sky” as part of its Runners Expo. “Race Across The Sky” documents several riders, including Lance Armstrong, as they compete in one of the world’s toughest mountain bike endurance races. Join us April 23 for this one-time viewing experience! Where: Mill […]

40 National College Employees, including one Salem resident, to participate in the National College Blue Ridge Marathon

We found this on the SO Salem blog – thanks! National College will have a large presence in the National College Blue Ridge Marathon on the Parkway with 40 employees from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia participating in the event. In addition to signing on as the title sponsor for the event, the College agreed […]

Teaming up with teaming up with the serious Blue Ridge Marathon! is excited to partner with one of the most scenic and challenging marathons in the Southeast, the Blue Ridge Marathon! provides training plans and tips for all types of runners, serious and those that strive to be more serious runners. Read some tips for […]

The Sandman Half Marathon

Our neighbors down in Wytheville, VA have a new half marathon coming up for those of you who want a training event leading up to the Blue Ridge Marathon. The Sandman Extreme Half Marathon Extreme for Excellence Saturday, January 16, 2010 (9:00 a.m.) Benefiting the Wythe County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence 1st Annual Sandman […]

GEM Car – the official electric car of the Blue Ridge Marathon

The National College Blue Ridge Marathon is excited to have GEM Car as the official electric car of the Blue Ridge Marathon. Thanks to Dominion of Bedford and GEM Car, lead runners will not have to breathe the exhaust from a traditional pace car. The pace car will be an electric GEM Car. GEM electric […]