Race Weekend Schedule

April 15, 2022

  • Fleet Feet Sports Shake Out (warm up) run. Details TBA.
  • 3:00-8:00PM Welcome Party!
    • 3-8pm Race Expo
      • Catch up on the new offerings from Altra, the Official Shoe of the Blue Ridge Marathon.
      • Peruse race merch and pick up last-minute items from Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke.
    • 4-8pm Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival on stage. Friday’s show is FREE.
  • Freedom First Down by Downtown in its second day features live music in a dozen venues within a short walk, scooter, or rideshare from Elmwood Park. Plan to spend a little time sampling Roanoke’s lively music scene at some point during the weekend!

April 22, 2023

  • 1:00AM/2:30AM: Double Marathon starts! Doublers, see pre-race emails for details.
  • 5:30-7:00AM: Packet Pick Up on Elmwood Park Stage for those who didn’t make it Friday.
  • 7:35AM: Race Start!
  • Awards Ceremonies: We will host in-person awards ceremonies on Elmwood Park Stage.
    • 10:30am:  Anthem Star 10K
    • 12:00pm:  Half Marathon
    • 2:00pm:  Full Marathon, Double Marathon & Relay
  • 8:00AM-3:00PM: Finish Festival at the Finish Line in Elmwood Park
    • Cheer for runners as they come down the chute to the Finish.
    • Runners stop by the Recovery Zone managed by Fleet Feet Sports and refuel in Food Tent. Massage, physical therapy, ice footbaths, and more!
    • Last chance for 2022 race merch.
  • Freedom First Down by Downtown day three features live music as early as 1pm and you’ve got plenty to celebrate, so as soon as you’re ready head on over! Shows are going all day, from acoustic sets to rock n roll, chill outdoor patios to late-night party scenes, and everything in between. You’re bound to find at least one show worth a stop.
  • Grab Dinner in Downtown Roanoke. We have great food here, you won’t go wrong.
  • 5:30-9:00PM: Rock out to the Wallflowers in Elmwood Park! You read that right, the legenday 90’s band is playing feet from where you’ll finish your race. So shower, nap, eat, and come on back for a great show! Picnics and outside food are allowed, one food truck available onsite. $25 advance, $35 at the gate. BRM Runners get a discount. Check your official emails for a code to purchase in advance, or bring your 2022 race bib to the gate.

April 16, 2022

  • 9:00AM: America’s Slowest 5K – the greatest recovery run ever. Coffee, donuts and a Slow K mug instead of a t-shirt. This year with a little bit of Easter fun!

That’s all, folks! We hope you have a great weekend and be sure to tag us when you post! #RunBlueRidge #DxDT @blueridgemarathon