America’s Toughest Road Marathon – April 18, 2020

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Featured in Runner’s World story on “World’s Most Brutal Races 2019”

The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon has more elevation change than any road race in the US, offering tough terrain with breathtaking overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The full marathon tackles three mountains, while the double marathon tackles six.  If you’re not a masochist you can still test your grit on the half marathon, 10k or 4-person relay. Join this three-day running celebration with a free Friday welcome party, live music all weekend, and a coffee & donuts recovery “Slow-K”.

Choose your challenge- Notorious double marathon (sells out each year), the signature Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, the half marathon, Anthem 10k, 4-person relay and Family 1 Miler. Blue Ridge added the Sunday Slow-K in 2019 dubbed “America’s Slowest 5k” as a recovery and camaraderie event to socialize with race friends. The fun run features coffee, donuts, group stretches & a mimosa bar.

Voted “Toughest Race”, “Best Marathon”, “Best Running Event” numerous times by Blue Ridge Outdoor Readers. Hear from a few…

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