The Blue Ridge Marathon was created by the Roanoke Outside to showcase the region’s commitment to making outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship a core component of the Roanoke Region lifestyle. This couldn’t be done without the support of community and sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be structured to give your company recognition locally, regionally, and nationally. If you are interested in learning more about how your company can get involved, please contact our event manager Julia Boas to request a Sponsorship Packet.
Foot Levelers specializes in products that are designed to improve your quality of life. From our individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics, to our customized footwear and support pillows—we want you to live a pain free and healthy life. We can improve your overall health by supporting your foundation—your feet. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, Foot Levelers’ orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness. With our orthotics, you can live your life in balance.
The Roanoke Region of Virginia is recognized as a top place to work, do business, and invest. The economy is strong and stable and gaining momentum in high-tech fields such as life sciences, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, and automotive components. The pro-business climate encourages success and attracts businesses who want to take advantage of cutting edge research institutions, low costs of doing business, excellent market access by road, rail, and air; and a skilled, productive workforce. All these advantages make the Roanoke Region, located around Roanoke, Virginia, the best place for business and business people. The Roanoke Regional Partnership the area’s regional economic development organization. Visit Roanoke.org to learn more about working, living, and playing in Roanoke, VA.
A leading healthcare provider in western Virginia, Carilion Clinic is committed to delivering highly integrated, comprehensive care for patients. With the commitment of over 600 physicians and a network of eight not-for-profit hospitals, Carilion Clinic concentrates on patient-centered care, research and medical education. Through its partnership with Virginia Tech to create the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion is bringing the most up-to-date treatments to patients and creating a vital information resource for physicians.
Farm to Feet is an independent American brand, owned by Nester Hosiery – the world’s most technologically advanced sock-producer. Employing more than 200 people in its Mount Airy, NC facility, Nester Hosiery operates state-of-the-art knitting, finishing, and packaging equipment to make socks for the world’s toughest critics. Thanks to Farm to Feet, every runner will receive a pair of the new “Roanoke” running sock.
At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield we understand our health connects us to each other. What we all do impacts those around us. So Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to our members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our communities. Learn more at Anthem.com.
Family owned and operated since 1930, Fink’s Jewelers is committed to exceptional quality, service and selection. We proudly offer the industries’ finest Swiss timepieces such as Rolex, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and the hottest designer jewelry fashions from David Yurman, John Hardy, Mikimoto pearls and much more! Come into any of our 14 locations and discover why Fink’s Jewelers is one of the country’s “Top 50” jewelers. Visit us online at finks.com.
abeedle.com was founded in 1998 as a marketing firm devoted to helping organizations and universities increase their revenue. We bring clients a deep background in traditional marketing and sales and have been at the forefront of every major development in marketing on the Internet. If you are interested in learning how we can help your small to medium sized business or college receive rapid growth…learn more.
WSLS was the first television station to serve central and Southwest Virginia, officially signing on the air December 11, 1952. Now it is owned owned by Graham Media Group, which owns seven local television stations – each in a top-70 market and all recognized as news leaders. WSLS is dedicated to serving the Roanoke Valley and making our community a better place to live. Visit www.wsls.com and www.facebook.com/wsls10/ to interact and learn more.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and operated by our members, Member One FCU reinvests profits in our members by offering higher dividend rates on deposit accounts, lower rates on loans, fewer fees, and 24/7 convenience. Member deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA), the strongest deposit insurance fund in the country. Member One also gives back to the community through generous donations to non-profit organizations, charities, and community projects.
The Roanoke Region is a premier spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors and residents have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. All these advantages – combined with excellent urban amenities – set amidst a scenic background of glistening lakes and majestic mountains and with a mild-temperate climate, make the Roanoke Region a great place to visit, work, and live. Visit RoanokeOutside.com to learn why Roanoke is one of the best outdoor towns around.
The Roanoke Parks & Recreation Department is to be positioned as a premier “best in class” parks and recreation system that provides high quality, maintained parks, recreation facilities and programs that are accessible and cost effective, as well as support the citizen’s vision for cultural unity and a livable and healthy lifestyle that creates high economic impact and value for living and working in Roanoke. Our mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver parks, recreation facilities, and programs that are attractive, clean, accessible and provide memorable experiences. The Department will serve citizens of all ages to create a desirable community to live, work, and play. We measure our success by customer satisfaction, efficiency, and community development of our public spaces and recreation services that meet the values and needs of our citizens and visitors.
Everything we do at Fleet Feet Sports is geared toward fitting you as an individual. Whether it’s footwear, apparel, sports bras, or accessories, you have a fit that is best for you and we’re here to help you find it. THAT’S OUR FITLOSOPHY.
The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.
The story of Parkway Brewing Company is a love story, a story that embodies the American Dream, a story of do-it-yourself determination, a story that continues on an exciting journey- much like the scenic highway for which Parkway Brewing is named. Two couples with a dream: a Master Brewer with a scientist’s brain and an artist’s palate, a visionary instigator with a dogged determination and their two creative and clever wives saw craft beer culture exploding across the nation and wanted to bring it home to the mountains of SW Virginia. Since opening in 2013 on Kessler Mill Road in tiny Salem, Virginia, Parkway Brewing Company has not only created some of the state’s tastiest brews, but they have created a place that has brought together a community of like-minded, free-spirited beer lovers with a penchant for the great outdoors. Their original and distinctive branding has cemented their place on the map amidst a sea of new breweries.
FloydFest is a FIVE-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia! Bridging the gap between genres, generations and cultures, the festival features over 100 performers on 10 stages! Second place overall male and female finisher of the Blue Ridge Marathon will receive a pair of four-day passes to FloydFest.
Martin’s Downtown: a Downtown Roanoke destination for great food and live music! Menu includes: Burgers & Bison Burgers, Tuna Tacos, Award Winning Ribs & BBQ, Gourmet Mac & Cheese, Fish & Chips. and more. Named 2012 Music Venue of the Year by Home Grown Music Network. National, Regional and Local Live Performances Tuesday – Saturday. Visit www.MartinsDowntown.com for full menu and calendar.
Walkabout Outfitter has all the quality merchandise to get you ready to hike the Appalachian Trail or just bop around town. You’ll find great name brands like Patagonia, Vibram Finger Shoes, The North Face,Keen & more. Located in Roanoke, Lexington, and Harrisonburg VA. The overall Half Marathon winners (top 3, male and female) will each receive a gift certficate ($250/$150/$100) valid at any one of our four stores.Walkabout Outfitter has all the quality merchandise to get you ready to hike the Appalachian Trail or just bop around town. You’ll find great name brands like Patagonia, Vibram Finger Shoes, The North Face,Keen & more. Located in Roanoke, Lexington, and Harrisonburg VA.
Cambria Suites is the premier choice for lodging during the Blue Ridge Marathon, with great access to the Roanoke River Greenway, right at the base of Mill Mtn. and just minutes from downtown Roanoke. The Cambria Suites Roanoke hotel has 127 smoke-free suites designed for comfort and functionality. As one of the best extended stay hotels in Roanoke, VA, rooms are 30% larger than a normal hotel room. Relax in our hot tub or let the kids splash around in our indoor pool. As one of the most conveniently located Roanoke, Virginia hotels, the Cambria Suites makes it easy to explore downtown or reach the regional airport. Of course, you can always use our complimentary shuttle, which can take you anywhere within 10 miles (must be arranged in advance of each use).
The overall Half Marathon winners (top 3, male and female) will each receive a gift certficate ($250/$150/$100) valid at any Black Dog Architectural Salvage offers a shopping experience like none other in Southwest Virginia! Over 40,000 square feet of treasures from around the world including architectural antiques, home and garden accessories, custom designs, regional artwork and an interior design marketplace . Located halfway between Downtown Roanoke and Historic Grandin Village. Open Monday – Saturday from 9am-5pm and online at www.blackdogsalvage.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blackdogsalvage.
Grand Home Furnishings, based in Roanoke Virginia, is one of the largest furniture store chains in the South. Our growth has spanned 100 years and generations of customers. Grand Home Furnishings operates 19 mattress and furniture stores throughout Western and Central Virginia, East Tennessee and the eastern part of West Virginia. Customers visiting Grand for the first time are pleasantly surprised to be given a frosty Coca-Cola when they enter the store. This is Grand’s way of saying, “Thanks for visiting our store and make yourself at home.”
Star City Recycling provides a weekly curbside recycling service for the Roanoke Valley, our goal is to make recycling as easy as possible here in our area. One bin, no sorting, and every week we’ll be by to pick it up!
Written by experts who live and breathe the outdoor lifestyle, LifeOutside is produced by LeisureMedia360 in partnership with RoanokeOutside.com, and offers the “inside scoop” to enjoying outdoor recreation. Covering Roanoke, the New River Valley and Lexington, this super-local coverage – a one-hour radius around Roanoke — provides a focused perspective that is new and unique.