Blog - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

April 13, 2019

10th Anniversary Edition of the Blue Ridge Artist Print

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has released it’s third unique art print that captures the essence of America’s Toughest Road Race™ experience. Natalia Zaratiegui from Barcelona, Spain was the artist selected to tackle this year’s commemorative print.  Natalia was thrilled about the opportunity to apply her talents to the special 2019 edition in honor […]

Jeff Galloway Takes On America’s Toughest Road Marathon at 75

Runners might see a familiar face along the course this year. Olympian and author Jeff Galloway is founder of the “run-walk-run” training method that has helped open running to millions of people. A U.S. Olympian (1972) and a U.S. 10-mile record holder (47:49) in 1973, he authored North America’s best-selling running book, and a monthly […]

Blue Ridge Goes Greener with Recover Brands

Blue Ridge Marathon and Recover Brands Partner to Bring You 100% Recycled Shirts Just another reason to celebrate the race’s 10th anniversary of being a green event. If you’ve attended the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon over the past decade you may have noticed we do things a little different. We don’t offer racer bags filled […]

Throwback T-Shirt Contest

In honor of the Blue Ridge Marathon’s 10th anniversary we are asking you to vote on your favorite t-shirt design from previous years. The design that wins will be revamped for this years race. Here you will find the top three t-shirt designs from the last decade. Voting ends on February 17th, so be sure to […]

Represent Your State at America’s Toughest Road Marathon

REGISTER FROM AN UNCLAIMED STATE AND RECEIVE A HANDMADE POTTERY MUG + BE ENTERED TO WIN A WEEKEND STAY AT HOTEL ROANOKE. The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon started with a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to showcase the beauty and challenging terrain of the lush, green Blue Ridge mountains. It wasn’t until later […]

Five Winter Training Tips from America’s Toughest Road Marathon

Training through the winter for a spring marathon can be tough. Short (AND COLD) days, snowy and icy terrain, and that general winter hibernation feeling that seems to biologically pull you onto the couch with slippers and cookies. Your mind is telling you no…but the spring races you’ve already paid for are telling you YAAAASSSS! […]

2019 Blue Ridge Ambassador Application

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for ambassadors and social media influencers to spread the word about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Ambassadors can participate in any of our race distances (for free) including the full marathon, half marathon, double marathon, 10k or four person relay! While we love to hear from […]

Race Impact Continues to Grow, Tops $4.5 Million Over 9 Years

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Anthem Star 10K generated $679,182 in economic impact in 2018, and contributed $15,000 to 18 local nonprofits. ROANOKE, Va. (May 22, 2018) ­– More racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy during the ninth Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, double marathon, half marathon, relay, Anthem […]

Altra Duo Giveaway

WIN A PAIR OF DUOS The Altra Duo is the perfect combination of maximum cushion and minimal weight, and you can win your very own pair thanks to Altra Running and Fleet Feet Sports.  The blown rubber outsole, injection molded midsole and super thin mesh upper all work together to create a super fast, cushy, […]

1 Miler Engages New Audience with Global Youth Service Day

Youth volunteers from communities throughout Roanoke are helping plan the annual fun run. ROANOKE, VA (March 20, 2018) – Everyone can participate in the excitement of race day during “America’s Toughest Road Marathon.” Carilion Children’s and Family Service of Roanoke Valley who organize the Global Youth Service Day in Roanoke, have partnered to host the […]