Blog - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

April 17, 2021

2021 Blue Ridge Ambassador Application

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for ambassadors and social media influencers to spread the word about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Ambassadors can participate in any of our race distances (for free) including the full marathon, half marathon, double marathon, 10k or four person relay! While we love to hear from […]

2020 Virtual Race Option Details

If you are opting to run virtually this year, details will be posted here. We are still working out some of the finer points, and thank you for your patience while we work to create the best alternative race experience possible for 2020. Here’s how it works: Anyone who signed up for a Foot Levelers […]

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is Better with Friends

America’s Toughest Road Marathon™ isn’t a challenge for the weak-willed. It takes grit, determination and plenty of training hours to check this race off your bucket list. And a little help from your friends can go a long way. There are a couple of ways to tackle this race with friends. Create a Relay Team […]

Free Pacers at Blue Ridge

For the third year in a row the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon will be providing pacers to all half marathon and full marathon runners at no charge. We have hired the company Beast Pacing whose pacers have TONS of experience providing top quality pacing to races all over the country.  They are aware that our […]

Blue Ridge Marathon Contributes $5 Million to Economy Over 10 Years

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Anthem Star 10K generated a record $835,618 in economic impact in 2019 and contributed $15,750 to nonprofits. Ten years. Five million dollars. That’s the contribution of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon as more racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy. More than 3,050 runners […]

10th Anniversary Edition of the Blue Ridge Artist Print

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has released it’s third unique art print that captures the essence of America’s Toughest Road Race™ experience. Natalia Zaratiegui from Barcelona, Spain was the artist selected to tackle this year’s commemorative print.  Natalia was thrilled about the opportunity to apply her talents to the special 2019 edition in honor […]

Jeff Galloway Takes On America’s Toughest Road Marathon at 75

Runners might see a familiar face along the course this year. Olympian and author Jeff Galloway is founder of the “run-walk-run” training method that has helped open running to millions of people. A U.S. Olympian (1972) and a U.S. 10-mile record holder (47:49) in 1973, he authored North America’s best-selling running book, and a monthly […]

Blue Ridge Goes Greener with Recover Brands

Blue Ridge Marathon and Recover Brands Partner to Bring You 100% Recycled Shirts Just another reason to celebrate the race’s 10th anniversary of being a green event. If you’ve attended the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon over the past decade you may have noticed we do things a little different. We don’t offer racer bags filled […]

Throwback T-Shirt Contest

In honor of the Blue Ridge Marathon’s 10th anniversary we are asking you to vote on your favorite t-shirt design from previous years. The design that wins will be revamped for this years race. Here you will find the top three t-shirt designs from the last decade. Voting ends on February 17th, so be sure to […]

Represent Your State at America’s Toughest Road Marathon

REGISTER FROM AN UNCLAIMED STATE AND RECEIVE A HANDMADE POTTERY MUG + BE ENTERED TO WIN A WEEKEND STAY AT HOTEL ROANOKE. The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon started with a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to showcase the beauty and challenging terrain of the lush, green Blue Ridge mountains. It wasn’t until later […]