EMAIL OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO OUR VOLUNTEER LIST AND RECEIVE UPDATES.
Volunteering for this event benefits the Roanoke community in SO many ways. More than 550 people volunteered for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon last year. That small army made it possible for 3,000 runners to safely attempt America’s Toughest Road Races. Those runners mean thousands of visitors travelling to our Blue Ridge Mountain town each April which has resulted in over $8 million in economic impact (think jobs!) in our region. We’re also very proud that the Blue Ridge Marathon has donated over $218,000 directly to charity to date, thanks to the volunteer incentive program. None of that would be possible without volunteers like you.
Oh, did we mention all of the fun?? One of the top things runners talk about in their race reviews is how much they love our volunteers. People really get into the spirit when they’re volunteering on our course, so get ready! 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.
Early Volunteer Check-In:
Location: Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke
Monday (race week): 11am-2pm
Wednesday (race week): 4pm-7pm
Standard Volunteer Check-In:
Location: Elmwood Park (Williamson Rd. side for volunteer check-in)
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, Kat Andrew. If you have questions please email our volunteer coordinator, and please be patient…she 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)