Virtual Training Programs

The Blue Ridge Marathon & Half Marathon Training Programs have been uniquely crafted to prepare runners for America’s Toughest Road Marathon. That can be an intimidating statement for many, but regardless of where you live our program will help you achieve the challenge level of your choice injury free. Both our current training programs are designed for true beginners -OR- runners who have accomplished a half or full marathon but would like a little extra help conquering the Blue Ridge. If you would like to request a training program for intermediate to advanced runners, please email our event manager.

16-Week Full Marathon Virtual Training Plan- $59:

Full Marathon Start Date: January 2nd, 2018

With over 7,400 ft. in elevation change, this race is not for the faint at heart. But if you’re looking at this webpage then we know you’re the type who likes a good challenge. With the help from our experienced race director, coaches and experts from Fleet Feet Sports here in Roanoke we have customized a multi-faceted training strategy that will safely bring you across the finish line so you can once and for all check “America’s Toughest” off your bucket list.

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14-Week Half Marathon Virtual Training Plan- $49:

Half Marathon Start Date: January 15th, 2018

Half of “America’s Toughest” still equals one tough race. The Blue Ridge Half Marathon still boasts ~3,800 ft. in elevation change, so while it’s half the distance it’s over half the elevation change of the full marathon. This unique course warrants a one-of-a-kind training program to prevent injury, increase success rates and get you across the finish line with a smile on your face.

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Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke has been voted one of the top running stores in country, and has been serving the Roanoke Valley running community for 12 years.  Their training programs have over 600 participants and 100 volunteer mentors each year (and growing) which is a testament to the passion and dedication they have poured into running that is contagious to those around them.  By joining their elite crew, you are joining a strong community that will help you accomplish your fitness goals at all levels.