Blog - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon
April 21, 2018

International Breakthrough Artist Showcases Marathon in an Exclusive Print

For the second year, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has released a unique art print that captures the essence of America’s Toughest Road Race™ experience. Fatinha Ramos, a renowned Portuguese artist who lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium, was thrilled about the opportunity to apply her talents to the 2018 edition. “Immediately I felt drawn […]

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 […]

moe. Headlining Marathon After-Party

Down by Downtown, a three-day celebration of music with live shows at a dozen venues in downtown Roanoke will feature moe. in Elmwood Amphitheater on April 21. This event happens every year in conjunction with the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon in order to give runners a full weekend of festivities. moe. is the preeminent […]

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 YEESSSS! […]

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is Better with Friends

America’s Toughest Road Marathon™ isn’t a challenge for the weak-willed. It takes grit, determination and plenty of training hours to check this race off your bucket list. And a little help from your friends can go a long way. There are a couple of ways to tackle this race with friends. Create a Relay Team […]

Let the 2018 Ambassador Search Begin!

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for active bloggers and social media gurus to spread the word about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Bloggers 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 […]

Race Impact Continues to Grow, Tops $3.8 Million Over 8 Years

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon and Anthem Star 10k create $613, 548 in economic impact in 2017 ROANOKE, Va. (May 30, 2016) ­– More racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy during the eighth annual Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, double marathon, half marathon, relay, Carilion Family 1-Miler, and Anthem Star […]

Artists Showcase Beauty of Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon with Custom Prints

Prints will be available at Fleet Feet Sports starting April 12th as well as the Race Expo and Finish Festival on April 21 and 22. ROANOKE, VA – A pair of artists have put their spin on the iconic imagery of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon with original prints that will be available for […]

Free Pacers at Blue Ridge 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon will be providing pacers to all half marathon and full marathon runners at NO CHARGE for the 2017 event.  We have hired the company Beast Pacing whose pacers have TONS of experience providing top quality pacing to races all over the country.  They are […]