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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 […]

National College Secured as Peak Sponsor

Contact: Pete Eshelman 540.540.1550 (x104) Blue Ridge Marathon Secures National College as Peak Sponsor Carilion Clinic, Valley Bank, & Fink’s Jewelers add additional sponsorship support Roanoke, VA. (December 07, 2009) National College has 3725108355_a19ffd263bsigned on as the Peak sponsor for the Blue Ridge Marathon which will be held on April 24, 2010 in Roanoke, Virginia. […]

After 3 Days of Rain Contest Winners

Last week we ran a contest where we asked you to share your favorite running websites. To enter you had to post the website to BOTH the Blue Ridge Marathon blog and also to the Blue Ridge Marathon Facebook Page. To select the winners we numbered the first entry submitted as #1 and the last […]

After 3 days of rain we are celebrating with some free entries

We’ve endured 3 days of constant rain and the sun is finally poking its head out. To celebrate we are giving away a few race entries. We’ll select a few winners at random on Monday (11/16). Here’s how you enter: In the blog comment section below this post, list your favorite running website (be sure […]

A Marathon in the Slow Lane…

We seriously doubt anyone running the Blue Ridge Marathon is going to set any personal records. Pretty sure that if you do a Boston qualifying time here you’ll win the Boston Marathon. Heck, if you qualify for the Boston Marathon on the Blue Ridge Marathon we’ll probably give you race entries for life (see us […]

After running the New York City Marathon, Karen Ostergaard immediately began looking around for her next big adventure.

The 32-year-old mom from Asheville finished the 26.2-mile race on Nov. 1 in 3 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds, feeling good and strong. So she started planning for a marathon in the spring, and found the inaugural Blue Ridge Marathon on the Parkway, set for April 24. “I checked out the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

Winners Announced – Favorite Ad Contest

About two weeks ago we put up four ads we were working on for the Blue Ridge Marathon on the parkway and asked for your feedback. It is really great to see an event and its ads being created by runners. If you didn’t get to see the ads and comments click here. Based on […]

Natural Running, Barefoot Running & Efficient Running

Develop efficient form with lightweight shoes and barefoot drills The natural running movement is quickly becoming a revolution. Are you onboard yet? Thanks to the advancement of lightweight high-performance running shoes plus a best-selling book and recent stories in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Washington Post and National Public Radio, to […]

Vote For Favorite Ad – Win A Free Entry

Help the race organizers settle on an ad. We’ve narrowed it down to our four favorite but we need your help. Share Your Thoughts below – include why and a way to contact you and you’ll be entered to win a free race entry drawn at random on 10/29 – Heck, we may give away […]

Great Video with even Better Tips

This one is for you runners out there (if you don’t run, forward it to your friends and family members who do, they will thank you for it), esp if you are preparing to run a marathon this fall, watch this essential two minute video! First time marathoner or multi time marathoner alike, it will […]