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April 18, 2020

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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 […]

Five Winter Training Tips from America’s Toughest Road Marathon

Training through the winter for a spring marathon can be tough. Short (AND COLD) days, snowy and icy terrain, and that general winter hibernation feeling that seems to biologically pull you onto the couch with slippers and cookies. Your mind is telling you no…but the spring races you’ve already paid for are telling you YAAAASSSS! […]

1 Miler Engages New Audience with Global Youth Service Day

Youth volunteers from communities throughout Roanoke are helping plan the annual fun run. ROANOKE, VA – Everyone can participate in the excitement of race day during “America’s Toughest Road Marathon.” Carilion Children’s and Family Service of Roanoke Valley who organize the Global Youth Service Day in Roanoke, have once again partnered to host the fourth […]

moe. Headlining Marathon After-Party

Down by Downtown, a three-day celebration of music with live shows at a dozen venues in downtown Roanoke will feature moe. in Elmwood Amphitheater on April 21. This event happens every year in conjunction with the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon in order to give runners a full weekend of festivities. moe. is the preeminent […]

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 […]

Let the 2018 Ambassador Search Begin!

Once again the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon is looking for active bloggers and social media gurus to spread the word about America’s Toughest Road Races™. Bloggers 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 […]

Artists Showcase Beauty of Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon with Custom Prints

Prints will be available at Fleet Feet Sports starting April 12th as well as the Race Expo and Finish Festival on April 21 and 22. ROANOKE, VA – A pair of artists have put their spin on the iconic imagery of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon with original prints that will be available for […]