2021 RACE UPDATES
Blue Ridge is committed to hosting a modified, in-person event on April 17, 2021. We will be continually updating everyone with COVID modifications and updates as guidelines from the state and CDC change. Safety protocols may include staggered start times, distanced corrals, masking at starting line and aid stations, etc. Race staff will be going above-and-beyond to keep all runners and volunteer safe.
EMAIL OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR VOLUNTEER LIST AND RECEIVE UPDATES.
The shirt says it all, “You Run Mountains, And I Help.”
We all have personal challenges and goals we want to fulfill, and the Blue Ridge Marathon Race Series would not be possible without the hard work and dedication by so many people in our community. More than 550 people volunteered for the Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Star 10K last year. To date the Blue Ridge Marathon has donated over $200,750 to charity and had an economic impact within the region of $5.3 million. Volunteering for this event benefits the community in SOOO many ways, making it a healthier and more vibrant place to live for everyone.
We hope that you will join the army of citizens who contribute to “America’s Toughest Road Marathon”. For runners and visitors it’s the volunteers that help ensure a safe, and fun, event.
Did we mention — it’s a lot of fun too?! The runners love interacting with volunteers at the start, finish, and all along the course. So gather your family members, rally your co-workers, enlist your book club, tailgate with your neighbors and register to help ensure this is the best year ever. We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary after all!
INTERESTED IN USING THE MARATHON AS A GROUP FUNDRAISER? CLICK FOR DETAILS!
Early Volunteer Check-In:
Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke
Monday (race week): 11am-2pm
Wednesday (race week): 4pm-7pm
Standard Volunteer Check-In:
Location: The Patrick Henry before expo (Bullitt Ave. side for volunteer check-in), 611 S. Jefferson St.
Friday (race week): Starting at Noon (Expo ends at 8pm)
**More details about your volunteer task and position will be emailed to you prior to race day by our new coordinator, Pete Lampman. If you have questions please email our volunteer coordinator, and please be patient…he is a volunteer too!**
“Now I have run at least 25 other marathons, and many of the volunteers at those races have been good, but the Blue Ridge volunteers were in another class. As I walked through so many of the water stops, I was rooted on so enthusiastically that it was almost embarrassing. I think the volunteers almost single-highhandedly gave me the strength to finish the actual marathon. The townspeople were also incredible.”
-M.S. from Pittsburgh, PA (5/1/14)