Blog Archives - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

April 18, 2020

Category: Blog

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 […]

Race Impact Continues to Grow, Tops $4.5 Million Over 9 Years

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, and Anthem Star 10K generated $679,182 in economic impact in 2018, and contributed $15,000 to 18 local nonprofits. ROANOKE, Va. (May 22, 2018) ­– More racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy during the ninth Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, double marathon, half marathon, relay, Anthem […]

Altra Duo Giveaway

WIN A PAIR OF DUOS The Altra Duo is the perfect combination of maximum cushion and minimal weight, and you can win your very own pair thanks to Altra Running and Fleet Feet Sports.  The blown rubber outsole, injection molded midsole and super thin mesh upper all work together to create a super fast, cushy, […]

Race Impact Continues to Grow, Tops $3.8 Million Over 8 Years

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon and Anthem Star 10k create $613, 548 in economic impact in 2017 ROANOKE, Va. (May 30, 2016) ­– More racers brought more money to the Roanoke Region’s economy during the eighth annual Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, double marathon, half marathon, relay, Carilion Family 1-Miler, and Anthem Star […]

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The Power to Inspire Award Given to Local Roanoke Runner

This is Marion. As you can see from an ad campaign that was run by the Blue Ridge Marathon this fall, he is pretty tough. On paper Marion Childress fits all the criteria of what makes someone exceptional…war vet, cancer survivor, the fact that he is still running marathons in his 60’s. But once you […]

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Become an Official 2016 Blogger!

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for bloggers of all kinds to spread the word about “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” (we know it’s the best, but it’s better coming from you). Bloggers don’t have to participate in the full marathon; Anthem Star 10k and Blue Ridge Half Marathon participants are welcome […]

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2015/2016 Expo Tour Announced

Foot Levelers and the Blue Ridge Marathon are coming to a city near you! We have selected six races where runners can come and meet the race director or event manager, and pick their brains about “America’s Toughest Road Marathon” face-to-face.  Our bucket list race takes a little courage to register for, and a lot […]

Download the 2015 Race Guide

Click the Guide Cover Image Below to Download: Race Guide Table of Contents: Runner Welcome from Foot Levelers Event Schedule Aid Station Location Map Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Map Downtown Attractions Downtown Event Map (Includes locations for pasta dinner, packet pick up, finish/start line, live music, first aid, etc.) Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half […]

Foot Levelers Down by Downtown and Blue Ridge Marathon Announce 2015 Main Music Acts

Big Head Todd & the Monsters and MarchFourth! Press Release February 21, 2015 – Organizers of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon and Down By Downtown Music Festival are once again expanding the schedule in Downtown Roanoke as a part of the 6th Annual event (April 16-18). The weekend of live music kicks off Thursday […]

Have Your Marathon Story Told By WDBJ Channel 7

As many of you are aware, local CBS Station WDBJ Channel 7 provides live television coverage of the Blue Ridge Marathon. However, you may not know that they also profile interesting human interest stories during the weeks leading up to race day. Do you know a runner with a unique story to tell? Nominate a […]