5 Ways to Participate in Race Weekend (Running Not Required)

blue ridge marathon cheer

The countdown is on for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, Half Marathon, Anthem Star 10K, and Carilion Children’s Family One-Miler. The races are Saturday, April 21, and we hope you’ll be part of all the excitement surrounding race weekend in the Roanoke Region.

5 ways to participate in race weekend

  1. Run or walk the Anthem Star 10K or participate in the Carilion Children’s Family One-Miler with your family. You can register online through Tuesday at midnight or register on site Friday at the Expo (no race-day registration available).
  2. Cheer on the runners from a spot along the course (bonus points for having a creative sign).
  3. Volunteer on race day (it’s not too late).
  4. Come to the Finish Festival and congratulate a runner (track your pals along the way on the race app).
  5. Get your groove on with live music at Down by Downtown (three days of live music, starting Thursday).

Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

  • When: April 21, races start at 7:30 a.m.
  • Where: Start and finish at Elmwood Park
  • Finish festival: Expect to find food trucks, craft beer, artists and vendors and plenty of live music starting at 9 a.m.
  • Down by Downtown: Get moe. tickets online; Friday pre-race concert is free
  • Road closures in effect during the event