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April 16, 2022

Category: Blog

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 […]

Become a 2014 Official Blogger

As we gear up for the 2014 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, we’re looking for a few wordsmiths to blog about the race, training for the race, and to host a race giveaway. All you need to do is enter information into the form below and you’re entered to become an Official Blogger. Note: Previously […]

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 […]