2014 Blue Ridge Marathon Giveaway!

BRM_OfficialBack in August, I was lucky enough to be named one of the official bloggers for the 2014 Blue Ridge Marathon, which will be taking place on April 26 in Roanoke, VA.

The race organizers proudly advertise this as “America’s Toughest Road Marathon”, and while I won’t be able to comment on the difficulty of the course until after the race, I know it’s going to be a serious challenge.

z_tough2Why? Because the full marathon course features over 7,400 feet of elevation change! Here in central Florida, our biggest hills are little more than overpasses and fire ant mounds, so mountain running is going to be a challenge.

I’m looking forward to it, but it’s going to be a HUGE test physically and mentally!

Now for the fun stuff. If you think you can hang with me in the mountains next spring, here’s your chance. You can enter by clicking the following link ( a Rafflecopter giveaway ), and the winner will be selected from all eligible entries on Monday morning, Dec 30th. I’ll email the winner instructions on how to claim his or her entry, as well as give the winner a shout out on Twitter.

What are you waiting for! Enter now! Good luck!

*Disclaimer–As an official blogger for the Blue Ridge Marathon, I have been given one entry for myself and one entry to give away via this drawing. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post of the Blue Ridge Marathon are mine, and have not been influenced by anyone associated with the Blue Ridge Marathon in any way.

3 replies
  1. Jeffrey Lammers
    Jeffrey Lammers says:

    I’d love to win entry into The Blue Ridge Marathon. I am always looking for new races that challenge the body and mind. The “hills” where I live are probably similar to the ones in Central Florida, making it even tougher to train for an event like this. I’ve done numerous repeats on the overpasses near my house and its typically boring and sometimes mind numbing.

  2. Jeffrey Lammers
    Jeffrey Lammers says:

    I run for many reasons, one of them being my health. Also there is the challenge to run faster, farther and to get stronger. The positive example set for my two young boys is an added bonus. The driving force would have to be that euphoric high that one feels every so often whether its after crossing the finish line of a race or the middle of a training run where everything is “clicking” and you feel one with the road.


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