Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 7:30am: Fleet Feet Sports Shake Out (warm up) run.  Due to construction, this event will be changing locations.  Follow the Facebook event for regular updates. Completely FREE to participate.
  • 3:00pm- 8:00pm: Packet Pick Up/Expo at The Patrick Henry on Jefferson St. Directly across the street from the Elmwood Park (start/finish area).
    • Foot Levelers will provide free foot scans. Enter to win a free pair of orthotics.
    • Pick up last minute items from Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke and other vendors.
    • Official Blue Ridge Marathon merchandise available onsite. Come early as sizes are limited.
  • 5:30pm: Pasta Dinner on library mezzanine overlooking Elmwood Park (limited to 100, register in advance).  Meet and greet with the race director and staff of the Blue Ridge Marathon, and get a few quick tips on how to navigate America’s Toughest Road Marathon.
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm: Free Runner Welcome Party with concerts in the Elmwood Park Amphitheater thanks to Down by Downtown Music Festival.
    • Gates open at 5:00pm. Directly across the street from the race expo so drop by just for 30 minutes!
    • 5:00PM:  Dharma Bombs (Outside Race Expo)
    • 6:30PM:  Chupacabras (Outside Race Expo)
    • Food trucks onsite and beer by Ballast Point and Parkway Brewing (cider options available as well).

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • 5:30am-7:00am: Packet and chip pick up on Elmwood Park Stage for those who didn’t make it Friday.
  • 7:35am: RACE START TIME— Full, Half, Star 10K, Family 1 Miler and 2nd Lap of the Double Marathon all start on Jefferson Street (just outside Elmwood Park)
    • A corral system is used to position runners for start based on pace times.
  • 8:30am:  Post-Run Yoga in Elmwood Park (start line)- mats provided, come and go as you please!
  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Live music, beer garden, food vendors, and more at finish line area. Music is part of the Down by Downtown Music Festival.
  • 9:00am: Live Music- Kris & John Acoustic Duo
  • 10:00am: Anthem Star K award ceremony on Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 11:00am: Live Music- Blue Mule
  • 12:00pm: Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 1:00pm: Live Music- GOTE
  • 2:00pm: Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Double & Relay award ceremony at Elmwood Park Stage.
  • 5:00pm: Gates open for ticketed concert with triple headliners in Elmwood Park Amphitheater. The show is really starting at 5pm so don’t be late!
    • 5:00pm:  Rubblebucket- Out of Brooklyn, NY. Transforms crowds from a skeptical wall of people into one big, happy, silly, jiving, open-hearted mass with American art-pop and indie-rock.
    • 6:45pm:  Tank and the Bangas- You might know Tank and the Bangas as the recent winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest. A must-see performance from these New Orleans based artists.
    • 8:30pm:  Spafford- This band has recently been part of a meteoric rise in the jam scene, selling out shows across the country.  Known for captivating live performances featuring rock, funk, electronic, bluegrass, and gospel for a combination know as “electrofunk therapy”.
    • Runners get $10 off their ticket by adding to your registration online or by showing your bib at the gate. $25/regular online price; $32/gate; $22/runner rate

Sunday, April 14, 2019