Exciting News!

I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve been selected as an ambassador for the 2021 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon!

The Blue Ridge Marathon is held in Roanoke, Virginia, and is dubbed the world’s toughest road marathon. It is featured by Race Raves as one of the toughest road races in North America. Like most of the races in 2020, it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. So far, this race is on for April 17th. Organizers have promised a socially distanced, in-person, awesome race experience. 

Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Marathon

My friends who have run the marathon and half marathon all say how well organized, friendly, and beautiful the courses are! The half marathon has been a bucket list race for me. They also offer a 10k and a double marathon. Choose your poison! 

The Roanoke Star! Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Marathon!

All of the races are as scenic as they are challenging. For the half marathon, we will climb 2 mountains, including Mill Mountain with the famed Roanoke Star at the top! I can’t wait for that! The full marathon will take you onto portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 10k course will also take you to the top of Mill Mountain to see the star. So none of these courses are fast and flat, but they are beautiful! Not ready to race in person? They have virtual options as well. 

If you are interested in joining in the fun on April 17th, you can use my discount code to earn 20% off registration! Use code ANNE20 for the discount.

Registration link here: 


Are you looking forward to racing in person again, as long as COVID precautions are taken? Have you run any in-person events since the pandemic began? I’d love to hear your thoughts. As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

4 thoughts on “Exciting News!

  1. Awesome! Congrats! A double marathon? Sounds like some kind of crazy I’d do. I haven’t raced in person and probably won’t until next year. Although ultras are pretty distanced, I just don’t feel 100% about it all yet. I’ll keep riding the virtual train.

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    1. I guess I’m feeling a bit more like taking a risk because I’m fully vaccinated! But the races that have been put on by Sports Backers in my area in person have been well run and socially distanced with more, smaller waves and fewer allowed participants. I can’t wait for things to get back to normal!

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