Want to run with the legends?

Let’s see if we can design the dream relay team for a marathon, shall we? How about Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Bart Yasso, and you? A pretty potent combo for most runners, isn’t it? Thanks to the Blue Ridge Marathon, that dream team can become a reality for two incredibly lucky runners.

One of the many ups and downs on the marathon course

The Blue Ridge Marathon, billed as American’s Toughest Road Marathon, is taking place April 20 in Roanoke, Va. If you’re interested in the full event, you’d better hurry, because there are fewer than 200 slots available as of yesterday. If running up and down three full mountains isn’t quite your thing, however, there’s the relay option–and that’s where the chance to run with the legends comes into play.

The Blue Ridge Marathon is giving away the final two slots on a dream marathon relay team. If this sounds amazing to you (and it should), just head over here to get all the details and get your name in the hat before it’s too late: entries must be received by Jan. 31 and winners will be drawn in mid-February.

So tell me, which option would you choose? The entire, incredibly tough course with close to 7,000 feet elevation change and BIG bragging rights? Or the kinder, gentler relay option with the once in a lifetime chance to run with legends? Either one is a win-win, if you ask me!ย 


Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Blue Ridge Outdoors.

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  1. says

    Although the legends are legendary and would be great to run with, I might have to go with the full option. I have done some pretty intense mountain runs in CO and would love to take it to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe not this year though….
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  2. says

    Well, I was going to enter and then I saw that it’s another one of those popularity contests. Once again, the award goes to the person who can garner enough friends and friends-of-friends to click the vote button every day. I really wish they would pick people on merit. Have them write an essay, poem, haiku on why they should be chosen. Anything but the popularity contest. I went and voted for someone with no votes. Hopefully that will help them feel loved.
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  3. says

    I would probably opt for running the entire thing after years of training. I don’t mind hills, but these are mountains. I did some training last year in the Smoky Mountains. No Joke! But the scenery breath taking.
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