Proud Sponsors

The Blue Ridge Marathon was created by the Roanoke Outside to showcase the region’s commitment to making outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship a core component of the Roanoke Region lifestyle. This couldn’t be done without the support of community and sponsors.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be structured to give your company recognition locally, regionally, and nationally. If you are interested in learning more about how your company can get involved, please contact our event manager Julia Boas to request a Sponsorship Packet.

Foot Levelers specializes in products that are designed to improve your quality of life. From our individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics, to our customized footwear and support pillows—we want you to live a pain free and healthy life. We can improve your overall health by supporting your foundation—your feet. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers’ orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. With our orthotics, you can live your life in balance.


The Roanoke Region of Virginia is recognized as a top place to work, do business, and invest. The economy is strong and stable and gaining momentum in high-tech fields such as life sciences, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, and automotive components. The pro-business climate encourages success and attracts businesses who want to take advantage of cutting edge research institutions, low costs of doing business, excellent market access by road, rail, and air; and a skilled, productive workforce. All these advantages make the Roanoke Region, located around Roanoke, Virginia, the best place for business and business people. The Roanoke Regional Partnership the area’s regional economic development organization. Visit Roanoke.org to learn more about working, living, and playing in Roanoke, VA.


Carilion Clinic

A leading healthcare provider in western Virginia, Carilion Clinic is committed to delivering highly integrated, comprehensive care for patients. With the commitment of over 600 physicians and a network of eight not-for-profit hospitals, Carilion Clinic concentrates on patient-centered care, research and medical education. Through its partnership with Virginia Tech to create the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion is bringing the most up-to-date treatments to patients and creating a vital information resource for physicians.


Freedom First Credit Union is the largest member owned, Community Development Financial Institution in Southwest Virginia. Founded in 1956, Freedom First has grown to over 50,000 members, assets of over $650 million, and 10 branch locations in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Freedom First members benefit from competitive rates, secure and convenient technology, and the knowledge that their money is being reinvested in their community. For more information, please visit www.freedomfirst.com.  


At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield we understand our health connects us to each other. What we all do impacts those around us. So Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to our members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our communities. Learn more at Anthem.com.


We are Altra, a brand of passionate runners and movers creating a product that we use daily and are enthusiastic about inspiring the world to move naturally.  We were founded in the back room of a specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains with the goal of helping people run more naturally and injury-free, and that is what continues to drive us today.   

While working in the store, our founders noticed that despite the range of running shoes in the market and technological advances in footwear, running-related injuries seemed to be increasing. After researching and testing thousands of shoes, they discovered an opportunity to disrupt the marketplace and offer an alternative to the conventional, industry-standard tapered toe box and elevated heel.


Celebrate 50 years of Love in Virginia with memorable vacations thanks to the Virginia Tourism Corporation. The Blue Ridge Marathon is made possible by a generous grant from the state’s tourism board.

Take a trip down Skyline Drive for some excellent sightseeing, or head to the coast and dip your toes in the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia craft beer and wine fans spend spring weekends basking in the sunlight on beautiful patios while they sip award-winning beverages. Outdoor buffs hit the trails, checking out rushing waterfalls and blossoming wildflowers, and fishing fans cast a line in the well-stocked waters of the Commonwealth. Music lovers can attend a spring festival to hear live tunes from their favorite artists, while museum-goers will find special exhibits and attractions worth visiting.

No matter what your idea of a great vacation looks like, there is something for every traveler in Virginia this year, residents and visitors alike!


The Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is the destination for your next sporting event.  With our combination of award-winning sports facilities, convenient location in the Mid-Atlantic, and exceptional service, your players, coaches, and fans will have an outstanding time in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There are indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate all types of sports throughout the year, and the team at Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge will work with you to find lodgingdining, and recreation opportunities that offer an all-around experience.  It’s always championship season in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Let’s play!


Craft Sportswear has passion for sports and a commitment to innovation, design and performance, we offer tools for sport achievements that inspire and enable athletic progress for world champions and everyday heroes. With a genuine heritage in the Swedish elements and endurance-specific sports, we develop high-quality performance sportswear. Tools with a Nordic attitude and a global reach. Learn more about all our activewear products for running, cycling, skiing and more.


Kroger is a huge supporter of our event and the Roanoke community as a whole. They are also on a mission to have “Zero Hunger Zero Waste” throughout our country. More than 40% of the food produced in the US is uneaten, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. Food waste undermines food security. Support Kroger and end hunger.


Roanoke Outside Foundation logo

The Roanoke Region is a premier spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. All these advantages – combined with excellent urban amenities – set amidst a scenic background of glistening lakes and majestic mountains and with a mild-temperate climate, make the Roanoke Region a great place to visit, work, and live. Visit RoanokeOutside.com to learn why Roanoke is one of the best outdoor towns around.


The Roanoke Parks & Recreation Department is to be positioned as a premier “best in class” parks and recreation system that provides high quality, maintained parks, recreation facilities and programs that are accessible and cost effective, as well as support the citizen’s vision for cultural unity and a livable and healthy lifestyle that creates high economic impact and value for living and working in Roanoke. Our mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver parks, recreation facilities, and programs that are attractive, clean, accessible and provide memorable experiences. The Department will serve citizens of all ages to create a desirable community to live, work, and play. We measure our success by customer satisfaction, efficiency, and community development of our public spaces and recreation services that meet the values and needs of our citizens and visitors.


Everything we do at Fleet Feet Sports is geared toward fitting you as an individual. Whether it’s footwear, apparel, sports bras, or accessories, you have a fit that is best for you and we’re here to help you find it. THAT’S OUR FITLOSOPHY.


Priority Honda is committed to providing customers with a superior car buying experience. We believe every Priority customer deserves to have it all by keeping the largest inventory of new Hondas in the Valley, always offering the guaranteed best price and saving our customers thousands throughout the life of their car with our Priorities For Life program. Priorities For Life gives our customers a lifetime of complimentary oil changes, state inspections and a lifetime guarantee on their engine, too! No one else offers that type of value and selection on new and used cars, trucks and SUVs. Plus, if we don’t have the exact car you are looking for, we can reserve it so it’s yours the day it arrives.


Gentry Locke is a dynamic group of staff and attorneys who are driven to provide responsive solutions to achieve success for our clients. Given our 98+ years of experience encompassing diverse capabilities, closely held businesses trust us to provide solutions that meet or exceed their business and litigation needs. Gentry Locke is Virginia’s law firm.


Martin’s Downtown

Martin’s Downtown: a Downtown Roanoke destination for great food and live music! Menu includes: Burgers & Bison Burgers, Tuna Tacos, Award Winning Ribs & BBQ, Gourmet Mac & Cheese, Fish & Chips. and more. Named 2012 Music Venue of the Year by Home Grown Music Network. National, Regional and Local Live Performances Tuesday – Saturday. Visit www.MartinsDowntown.com for full menu and calendar.


Walkabout Outfitter

Walkabout Outfitter has all the quality merchandise to get you ready to hike the Appalachian Trail or just bop around town. You’ll find great name brands like Patagonia, Vibram Finger Shoes, The North Face,Keen & more. Located in Roanoke, Lexington, and Harrisonburg VA. The overall Half Marathon winners (top 3, male and female) will each receive a gift certficate ($250/$150/$100) valid at any one of our four stores.Walkabout Outfitter has all the quality merchandise to get you ready to hike the Appalachian Trail or just bop around town. You’ll find great name brands like Patagonia, Vibram Finger Shoes, The North Face,Keen & more. Located in Roanoke, Lexington, and Harrisonburg VA.