Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • 7:30am: Fleet Feet Sports Shake Out (warm up) run.  Meet at the River’s Edge parking lot off of Reserve Ave. Completely FREE to participate.
  • 3:00pm- 8:00pm: Packet Pick Up/Expo at the City Market Building. Enter the street tent from Campbell Ave.
    • Foot Levelers will provide free foot scans. Enter to win a free pair of orthotics.
    • Pick up last minute items from Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke and other vendors.
    • Blue Ridge Marathon merchandise available.
  • 5:30pm: Pasta Dinner and VIP Party in Elmwood Park (limited to 100, register in advance).  Meet and greet with the race director and staff of the Blue Ridge Marathon, and get a few quick tips on how to navigate America’s Toughest Road Marathon.  After some delicious pasta and maybe a couple cold craft brews, stick around for a VIP view of the concert in Elmwood Park. (Dinner served from 5:30pm-7:30pm)
  • 5:30pm-9:00pm: Free concert in the Elmwood Park Amphitheater featuring TBD.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • 5:30am-7:00am: Packet and chip pick up on Elmwood Park Stage for those who didn’t make it Friday.
  • 6:45am:  Runner Pre-Run Yoga in Elmwood Park (start line)- mats provided, come and go as you please!
  • 7:35am: RACE START TIME— Full, Half, Star 10K, Family 1 Miler and 2nd Lap of the Double Marathon all start on Jefferson Street (just outside Elmwood Park)
    • A corral system is used to position runners for start based on pace times.
  • 9:00am-8:00pm: Live music, beer garden, food vendors, and more at finish line area. Music is part of the Down by Downtown Music Festival.
  • 10:00am: Anthem Star K award ceremony on Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 12:00pm: Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 2:00pm: Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Double & Relay award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 5:00pm: Gates open for ticketed concert with headliner TBD in Elmwood Park Amphitheater. Opening acts (5:30-8:00pm). Main show starts at 8:30pm.