Carilion Children’s Family 1 Miler

Presented by Family Service of Roanoke Valley

April 17, 2021

Now everyone can participate in the excitement of race day during “America’s Toughest Road Marathon.”   Thanks to Carilion Children’s and Family Service of Roanoke Valley, we are offering families with kids of all ages a one-mile event. The race starts right after the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Series so kids can experience the thrill that comes with a big time race. The Family 1 Miler will have their own separate gun start, so they don’t get lost in the crowd.

We’ve designed an out and back course (on Jefferson) that will take participants past hundreds of cheering fans, and then back to cross the official Blue Ridge finish line. After the race, 1-Milers can stay to cheer on 10k and half marathon finishers who will be right on their tails!

Race Details

  • Location:  Elmwood Park (Start Line-Jefferson St. in front of the Patrick Henry Hotel)
  • Race Start Time:  7:35 a.m. (we recommend being there a minimum of 15 minutes in advance)
  • Light snacks & drinks to be provided by Carilion Children’s after race.
  • Race shirt included for all ages except 2 & under.
  • All participants will receive a special prize when crossing the finish line.

Family 1 Miler Registration

  • $8/child (Children 2 & under are FREE. No need to register just sign waiver at packet pick-up)
    • 12+ years old can run the mile without a guardian running with them (parents please accompany child to start/finish area regardless of age)
  • $12/adult
  • $35/family (4+ participants)
  • Simply select the option that suits your families needs. If you just have a parent/child duo, then just register for two. If the whole family wants to join then we don’t want you to break the bank, so please select the family option.

Worried about crowds and parking? Take a deep breath, we’ve got you covered…


We have received feedback from our participants that there is plenty of parking in downtown Roanoke on race day, click here for a google maps of all surrounding parking garages. Once you park, just look for the large teal colored “Family 1 Miler” signs at the starting line where we will reserve a space for you and your family to safely gather.

Family Service of Roanoke Valley

The mission of Family Service of Roanoke Valley (FSRV) is to transform lives by healing trauma and restoring hope for families and individuals of all ages through mental health counseling, case management and life skills education. The FSRV coordinates the annual Global Youth Service Day in the Roanoke Valley. Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children make in our society.

Have questions?  Contact Family Service of Roanoke Valley