We all know that 26.2 is challenging, whether on a flat course or a hilly one. But the organizers of the Blue Ridge Mountain Marathon take that challenge up a notch. As in way up.
This course, which starts in Roanoke, Virginia, and winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers some 7,200 ft. of elevation change. That’s three mountains worth of climbing and descending. I don’t know about you, but words come to my mind like insane; intriguing; ridiculous; badass; who in their right mind; so cool. If you’d like to see more on it, check out this video.
It’s this mixture of feelings about this challenge that has me still on the fence about whether or not I’ll try it. That and the fact that it’s a mere five days after Boston (should I just set up an appointment with the sock doc now?). But if this seems like a challenge you’d like to take on, the organizers are offering a free entry to the April 21st event to one of my readers.
- Tell me in a comment why you want to run America’s Toughest Road Marathon
- Be a MZ follower
- Tweet about this contest using @misszippy1 and @BRM26pt2
- Spread the word via your blog or FB page
- I’ll pick a winner via random.org on Dec. 7. Good luck!