Pre Race


We strongly encourage all runners to pick up their own race packet at the Packet Pick Up and Expo on Friday at the Patrick Henry Hotel from 3:00 pm to 8:00pm. It is important for runners to verify their data and make any necessary changes. However, if it is not possible for you to pick-up your own packet, you may have someone pick it up for you. That person will be responsible for verifying personal race information (name, age, birthdate, etc.) and MUST bring a copy of your drivers license (or valid photo ID).

Friday, April 20th, 2018

  • RACE EXPO & PACKET PICK-UP: 3:00-8:00PM: Packet and timing chip pick up are at the Patrick Henry Hotel. Valid photo ID must be shown. If you are picking up for someone else you must have a copy of their ID.
    • Last-minute runner items and Blue Ridge Marathon merchandise available.
    • Day-before registrations available at packet pick up. $10 day-of processing fee applied to entry fee.
    • Live music, beer and food truck in Elmwood Park on Friday at 5pm!
    • Address:  611 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • PASTA DINNER & VIP PARTY: 5:30PM- 9:00PM on the library mezzainine overlooking Elmwood Park.  Tickets required, click the link above for details.
  • FREE CONCERT IN ELMWOOD PARK:  Doors open at 5pm.  Bands TBD for 2018.


Saturday, April 21st, 2018 (RACE DAY)

  • RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP:  5:30AM-7:00AM For those who didn’t make it Friday night to the race expo.  Race day pick-up is located on the amphitheater stage in Elmwood Park.
  • NO SAME DAY REGISTRATIONS!!! (The Friday expo is your last opportunity to register)
  • BAG CHECK:  Complimentary “bag check” located next to the stage in Elmwood Park.
  • RACE START:  7:35am on Jefferson Street, up the hill from the Elmwood Park amphitheater.
  • FINISH FESTIVAL:   This isn’t really pre-race, but check it out because it’s going to be awesome!!!


Volunteer Check-In:

Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke:

  • Monday, April 16th: 11am-2pm
  • Wednesday, April 18th: 4pm-7pm

Patrick Henry Hotel:

  • Friday, April 20th: 12pm-7pm


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