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Blue Ridge Marathon

Blue Ridge Marathon

Roanoke, Virginia, USA | Saturday, April 18, 2020

Race Rundown

Ultra | Double Marathon - 2nd LapSaturday, April 18, 20207:35am
MarathonSaturday, April 18, 20207:35am
Half MarathonSaturday, April 18, 20207:35am
10KSaturday, April 18, 20207:35am
KidsSaturday, April 18, 20207:35am


Nicknamed "America's Toughest Road Marathon", experience the unofficial mid-race mimosa station at the top of Mill Mountain, Friday night concert, and discounted tickets to Saturday night concert. #RunBlueRidge


Race Perks
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Why We Love It

Roanoke is a charming city in the middle of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It is home to nearby breweries, vineyards, caverns, outdoor activity, and its famous star atop Mill Mountain.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Taubman Museum of Art

A collection of art exhibits and rotating programs including yoga, tours, and workshops. Free general admission.

Mill Mountain Star

Originally built to kick-off the Christmas season, the star has become part of Roanoke culture. Lit year-round, the colors change occasionally to commemorate a tragic event. Activities: hike, picnic.

Center in the Square

Home to the city's arts and culture, museums, small shops, cafés, restaurants, and city market.

Blue Ridge Parkway

A 469-mile (755 km) scenic road that runs along the rugged Blue Ridge Mountain chain of the Appalachian Mountains. Activities: drive.

Average Temperature

High - 68°F (20°C) Low - 45°F (7°C)



Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)
5 mi (8 km) from downtown




Black Lantern Inn0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish
Cambria Suites Roanoke1.1 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish
DoubleTree Hotel Roanoke0.8 mi (1.3 km) from start/finish
Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke4.2 mi (6.8 km) from start/finish
The Inn on Campbell0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish