Take On America's Toughest Road Marathon™
If you're looking for a flat & speedy marathon this spring, keep looking! For the rest of us, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon April 16–17 in Roanoke, VA checks all the boxes as a must-do destination race:
⛰ CHALLENGING: They didn't trademark the tagline for nothing! Named one of the "Toughest Road Marathons in North America" by RaceRaves and one of the "Hardest Races in the World" by Runner's World, Blue Ridge features more elevation change (7,430 feet) than any road marathon in the US. 😱
⛰ BEAUTIFUL: If the rolling ups & downs don't take your breath away, the gorgeous mountain setting will! This one-of-a-kind marathon course summits 3 peaks (6 for the double marathon, 2 for the half) with stunning overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most picturesque drives in the southeast.
⛰ FRIENDLY: America's Toughest Road Marathon™ is one of the nation's friendliest events. The Roanoke community, volunteers and staff go above & beyond to ensure their runners feel at home and that Blue Ridge is one of the best race experiences you’ll ever have. Mid-race mimosas, anyone?
⛰ REWARDING: Blue Ridge breaks you down with its hills and builds you up again with fun surprises like champagne aid stations, great food, ice baths & free massages—plus a top-notch finish festival in the heart of eclectic downtown Roanoke featuring live music, free beer, food trucks & prizes.
⛰ MEMORABLE: As a Top Rated 🏆 event (4.9 out of 5) on RaceRaves, Blue Ridge delivers more than just another spring fling. From the "outstanding scenery" to the "enthusiastic army of volunteers," "great finisher medals" & "huge finish festival that is great for the entire family," this race is all about the runners.
REGISTER NOW and experience an epic weekend of racing & recovery April 16–17 in Roanoke, "a wonderful place to visit."
BRING ON THE MOUNTAINS
Runners Rave About Blue Ridge!
Check out what previous Blue Ridge finishers are saying on RaceRaves:
"From gorgeous overlooks to beautiful blooms, many encouraging runners and volunteers to residents setting up cheer and aid stations in their yards, this race feels like a must — whatever distance you choose." – Worth C, repeat runner
"We had a blast the entire course and the views were fantastic!! I highly recommend this race and I will be back again." – Cari D, first timer
"This is the perfect Half for new runners or seasoned vets. Plenty of challenge and support along with amazing scenery... the finish line post event party is excellent!" – Jennifer D, repeat runner
"This is the most rewarding and amazing experience I’ve had in a very long time." – Aaron B, first timer
04-16-2022 - 07:35 am
04-16-2022 - 03:00 pm
706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA, USA
Roanoke Outside Foundation