Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for bloggers and social media ambassadors of all kinds to spread the word about “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” (we know it’s the best, but it’s better coming from you). Whether you have a popular running blog or website, Instagram, or other social media presence, we want you to help us get the word out with your unique stories and perspectives. Bloggers don’t have to participate in the full marathon – Anthem Star 10k and Blue Ridge Half Marathon participants are welcome too. We will also be re-introducing the marathon relay and making our double marathon official, which are both unique challenges worth talking about.
We hope to reach a wider audience this year, so if you live ~4-7 hours from Roanoke, we may be able to help with a portion of transportation or lodging costs to make your journey possible. Just include those details in your application below.
Everyone selected will receive a FREE entry for the race of their choice, a free concert ticket to the Down by Downtown Music Festival during race weekend, a VIP runner pass which includes snacks, beer, and private bathrooms on race day, as well as marathon swag (can be used for giveaways), and support from our race director and event manager. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. Otherwise, just fill out the application below.
THE 2016 APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED (AUGUST 15TH). WE WILL NOTIFY ALL NEWSLETTER RECIPIENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS NEXT YEAR WHEN THE APPLICATION REOPENS.
Deadline for entries is August 15th, and selected bloggers/social media ambassadors will be announced by September 1st. If selected, your responsibilities will be to blog or post about the race once a month until race day, write a post-race review of your experience, host at least one giveaway, and interact with us on social media. Have fun with it and we can’t wait to have you join the Blue Ridge Social Media Team!