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2021 RACE UPDATES: People have been asking if we’re still planning to have an in-person event for 2021 and the answer is yes! We’re working with city officials and epidimiologist sto follow all safety guidelines as needed for race day. We will still offer virtual options for those who don’t feel comfortable traveling. For COVID-related updates click here.
RACE DAY: APRIL 17, 2021 – The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Series has earned its title as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change, more than any other road marathon in the U.S. This race runs along the famously scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the parkway and local charities. The full, half and 10k all prove equally challenging yet rewarding on this mountainous course, and all runners are rewarded with a unique finishers’ medals, a tech-tee, live music and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke. This race would not be possible without the support of our title sponsor, Foot Levelers.
This event is owned and operated by the Roanoke Outside Foundation whose mission to make outdoor activity and environmental stewardship a core component of our community’s lifestyle by promoting a “conservation through recreation” philosophy.