ARCHIVED RACE: Blue Ridge Marathon @ Roanoke, VA USA (April 24, 2010)

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Blue Ridge Marathon on Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2 and 13.1
  • Date: 24 April 2010
  • Start Time: 07:00
  • Venue: Roanoke, VA USA
  • Best Time (Men): 00:00.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: local runners
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes /
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the inaugural Blue Ridge Marathon will be run on April 24, 2010. The building of the Blue Ridge Parkway was an amazing feat as anyone who completes this marathon will see.

Local runners have crafted one of the most difficult and beautiful marathons on the east coast. The full marathon course includes 3,076 feet of total elevation gain and 6,140 feet of total elevation change. The uphill portions will test each runner’s strength and endurance while the equally challenging downhill sections are sure to weed out those who are unprepared. The breathtaking views and stunning Blue Ridge Mountain scenery are sure offer some reprieve to runners as they persevere to the finish line!

Not only does the course include beautiful mountain scenery, it also offers an iconic START and FINISH in front of two well-known and historic locations in downtown Roanoke: The Taubman Museum of Art and the historic Hotel Roanoke.

* What: Full & Half Marathon
* Where: Roanoke, VA
* Date: April 24, 2010
* Start Time: 7:30 am
* Begin/Ends: Downtown Roanoke
* Total Climb: 3,076 ft. (full marathon),
1,399 ft. (half marathon)
* Total Elevation Change: 6,140 ft. (full
marathon), 2,779 ft. (half marathon)
* Most Difficult Section: Roanoke Mountain
* Beneficiary: Friends of the Blue Ridge
* Honorary Race Chair: Rep. Bob Goodlatte
* Magnificent Views: Plenty

Net proceeds from this race will go to Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway – the official National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway’s 501(c)(3) membership organization for visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway works tirelessly to protect, preserve, and enhance the Blue Ridge Parkway – a national treasure!

Get Running!

1 comment to ARCHIVED RACE: Blue Ridge Marathon @ Roanoke, VA USA (April 24, 2010)

  • Brooke

    congrats on starting to run in 2008 I have just started last year myself. I have ran in one marathon and two half’s but this race that you have posted seems like a good challenge. all the best to you in the futhure.

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