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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 […]

Get Your Question Answered by a Local Runner

A question was recently posed to us…which got us thinking – why not create a forum for runners to ask questions of local runners who have run the BRM. If you have a question for a local runner (and it doesn’t even have to be running related), drop us an email or post it in […]

Win an iPad2 (for real)

Win an iPad2, This is the best day ever! Race day is coming up fast and we need all of our runners and supporters to rally and help raise more money than ever for charity. Give to one of our runners or join the team and fund raise alongside ’em. Here’s how this works: Click […]