Saturday April 21st, 2018
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 10K
The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon Series has earned its title as America's Toughest Road Marathon™ by challenging runners with over 7,430 ft. in elevation change, more than any other road marathon in the U.S. This race is one of the few that run along the famously scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the National Park and local charities. The full, half and 10k all prove equally challenging yet rewarding on this mountainous course, and runner swag includes free Farm to Feet socks, unique finishers' medals, tech shirts and local craft beer at the festival-like finish in downtown Roanoke. Newly added in 2017 was the first official Blue Ridge Double Marathon, which allows 75 ultra-athletes to attempt America's Toughest Road Marathon™ twice in one day. The double sold out in 2017 within weeks and many ultra-runners are scrambling to get the road double on their 2018 calendar. The Blue Ridge also has a fun four person relay option who want to tackle the mountains as a team.
Limited to 750 runners.