Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue Ridge Marathon Entry Giveaway ...

Do you have your 2012 race calendar planned out? Bored with pancake flat courses? (I'm not, but you might be ...) Are you looking for a challenge? Well, then look no further than the Blue Ridge Marathon in Roanoke, VA on April 21, 2012.

Picture this -- a cool breeze at your back, the scent of blossoming flowers, “purple mountain’s majesty” in front of you…and the SEARING pain in your quads with each and every stride down this freaking mountain!

Don’t come to Roanoke, Virginia to enjoy a relaxing weekend; come to see just how much the National College Blue Ridge Marathon can kick your butt.

Deemed the WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROAD RACE, the marathon course boasts a 7,200+ foot total elevation change (the half course comes in at 2,500 ft of elevation change). That's just insane! But, it's the kind of insane that us runners like to brag about. Here's the race director's take on the race.

Blue Ridge Marathon: America's Toughest Road Marathon from Pete Eshelman on Vimeo.

Intrigued? Here are the details:
  • What: Full & Half Marathon, 5-Person Team Relay, Walking Half, YMCA Kids Marathon
  • Where: Roanoke, VA and Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Date: April 21, 2012
  • Start Time: 7:30 am
  • Total Elevation Change: ~7,234 ft. (full), ~2,500 ft. (half)
  • Most Difficult Section: Roanoke Mountain on Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Beneficiary: Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Magnificent Views: Plenty
I mean, how could you not want to run this?


I'll be there running the HALF. Another marathon is so not on my radar right now. And you can be too. If you register for the Blue Ridge Marathon before December 15th, you can use the code "tough" for 15% off the registration fee.

Or, if your lucky, you could win a FREE entry right now.

Here's how to enter (separate comments, please):
1. Leave a comment to let me know why you want to run this race.
2. Become a follower of this blog. Leave a comment.
3. Follow Blue Ridge Marathon (@BRM26pt2) on Twitter HERE. Leave a comment.
4. Like Blue Ridge Marathon on Facebook HERE. Leave a comment
5. Repost this giveaway on your blog, Twitter (include @tmbrunnerfirst and @BRM26pt2 in your tweet) or Facebook. Leave a comment.

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, December 4th. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, December 5th.

Disclaimer: Blue Ridge Marathon is providing entry to their race for both me and the winner of the giveaway. There was no other compensation for this post.

29 comments:

Audrey J. said...

I really, really, really want to run this race because I feel like a real challenge is necessary for me to believe and FEEL like a "real" runner!!

Audrey J. said...

Um, I already follow you...and it's, like, my favorite distraction. :)

Audrey J. said...

I follow BRM26pt2 on Twitter...

Audrey J. said...

I like Blue Ridge Marathon on Facebook...

The Boohers said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! It's nice to have a race on the schedule that isn't about a PR, but about digging deep. I would love the challenge of this race. Bring it, mountains!

The Boohers said...

I'm a follower!

The Boohers said...

Now hooked up with BRM on twitter.

The Boohers said...

And on Facebook.

The Boohers said...

And I tweeted!

Wym said...

Follower!

Wym said...

I have hiked in the BRM many times and I would adore running the half and exploring spring! I have the perfect training ground in the Hill Country, TX right in my back door.

Wym said...

I want to run with THAT GUY!

Tough Chik said...

I would like to take a crack at it ;)

Tough Chik said...

I follow you!

Tough Chik said...

I followed them on twitter and tweeted!

Tough Chik said...

And I liked them on FB!

Alili said...

I can't help but follow you.

Alili said...

I just received a diagnosis that really kind of irritates me, so I could use a distraction...like training for a ridiculously difficult race!

katharine said...

This would be my first post-baby race...plus a trip to VA would be awesome!

katharine said...

Also...I follow you already :)

Rene' said...

i follow you!

Rene' said...

i follow them on FB.

Rene' said...

i follow them on twitter.

Rene' said...

it seems like a fun challenge although I wonder if I would be better suited for the half. (i like you don't know if a marathon is in the cards for next year), but I am home at my mom's for the spring break and I could come and visit you:)

Rene' said...

just tweeted this:)

Jen said...

I want it... oh what a challenge.

Jen said...

I follow you.

Jen said...

I liked BRM on FB.

Jen said...

Following BRM on twitter