Pre-Race (Expo)


The beautiful historic Patrick Henry Hotel will host the 2019 Friday Race Expo from 3-8pm. The new event location is conveniently located at the start line AND across the street from Elmwood Park & Amphitheater. The new space is all indoors so weather won’t affect your experience. It’s a great space that highlights the beauty and history of Roanoke.

Elmwood Park (directly across Jefferson St.) will be hosting the Friday Pasta Dinner and the FREE Friday Concert for all runners and spectators starting at 5pm. So grab your bib and swag, and head over to the show with food-trucks and craft beer.

We strongly encourage all runners to pick up their own race packet at the Packet Pick Up and Expo on Friday at the Patrick Henry Hotel from 3:00 pm to 8:00pm. It is important for runners to verify their data and make any necessary changes. However, if it is not possible for you to pick-up your own packet, you may have someone pick it up for you. That person will be responsible for verifying personal race information (name, age, birthdate, etc.) and MUST bring a copy of your drivers license (or valid photo ID).

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • SHAKE OUT RUN WITH FLEET FEET7:30AM: A free event & open to the public. This slow jog along the Roanoke River Greenway will start at River’s Edge Sports Complex just a couple miles from downtown. The 2019 event will feature special guests Jeff Galloway and Chuck Engle. Race organizers will also be there to answer questions.
  • RACE EXPO & PACKET PICK-UP: 3:00-8:00PM: Packet and timing chip pick up are at the Patrick Henry Hotel. Valid photo ID must be shown. If you are picking up for someone else you must have a copy of their ID.
    • Last-minute runner items and Blue Ridge Marathon merchandise available.
    • Day-before registrations available at packet pick up. $10 day-of processing fee applied to entry fee.
    • Live music, beer and food truck in Elmwood Park on Friday at 5pm!
    • Address:  611 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • PASTA DINNER & VIP PARTY: 5:30PM- 7:30PM on the library mezzanine overlooking Elmwood Park.  Tickets required, click the link above for details.
  • FREE CONCERT IN ELMWOOD PARK:  Doors open at 5pm.  View the full line-up in Elmwood on Friday & Saturday of race weekend.


Saturday, April 13, 2019(RACE DAY)

  • RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP:  5:30AM-7:00AM For those who didn’t make it Friday night to the race expo.  Race day pick-up is located on the amphitheater stage in Elmwood Park.
  • NO SAME DAY REGISTRATIONS!!! (The Friday expo is your last opportunity to register)
  • BAG CHECK:  Complimentary “bag check” located next to the stage in Elmwood Park.
  • RACE START:  7:35am on Jefferson Street, up the hill from the Elmwood Park amphitheater.
  • FINISH FESTIVAL:   This isn’t really pre-race, but check it out because it’s going to be awesome!!!


Volunteer Check-In:

Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke:

  • Monday, April 8th: 11am-2pm
  • Wednesday, April 10th: 4pm-7pm

Patrick Henry Hotel:

  • Friday, April 12th: 12pm-7pm


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