Race Day- April 13, 2019
Between the beauty of the course, the epic challenge and the unparalleled support at the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon series you should really be asking yourself, “Why haven’t I run America’s Toughest Road Races™?” This race is about more than just the bling (although it doesn’t hurt it).
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These courses have earned their title as America’s Toughest Road Road Races™ by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change on the full marathon course and 3,790 ft. on the half course, more than any other road races in the U.S. This race is the ONLY marathon that 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 free socks, unique finishers’ medals, shirts and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke.
Choose Your Challenge Level
- Anthem Star 10k
- Foot Levelers Blue Ridge HALF Marathon
- Foot Levelers Blue Ridge FULL Marathon
- Blue Ridge DOUBLE Marathon (Only a few spaces left!)
- Blue Ridge Marathon Four Person Relay
- Carilion Children’s Family 1 Miler (If you have little ones that want to join the fun!)
I must say you ran the most well organized race I’ve ever done.” -Rich from NC
After 400 Marathons and over 350 of those under 3 hours, this was easily the most challenging course I have run. But you have a ton of warning. America’s Toughest Road Marathon medal is definitely EARNED by anyone completing the course. My medal is going to stay around my neck for awhile. Well done!” -Chuck Engle (world record holder)
I run a race almost every weekend, and the Blue Ridge Marathon is by far my favorite race… With every other race, I don’t feel satisfied unless I get a good time… With the BRM, it’s truly an accomplishment just to finish… It’s a very tough course, but it’s extremely rewarding when I tell people that I ran “America’s toughest road race”… I would not drive six hours from Dayton, Ohio to Roanoke, Virginia for just any race, but for this one, I will definitely be coming back to run it every single year. Peter from Dayton, OH
The only reason I gave 5 stars is because I couldn’t give 6. This is a wonderfully-well-run event. People are uber-efficient and friendly. Everyone, from volunteers to staff to runners to spectators to security, is encouraging and responsive. They advertise as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” – they can also legitimately claim to be “America’s Best Road Races.” Kudos to all involved. -Rick from Blue Ridge, VA