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Run the Blue Ridge Marathon in 2019!

This week's #RunChat, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8, features a chance to enter to win a race entry for "America's Toughest Road Marathon" - the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon.

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The race that starts in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, on April 13, 2019, features 7,430 feet of elevation change -- more than any other road marathon in the U.S. -- and includes a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous other climbs. 

To enter to win a race entry, tweet the below by 7:45 p.m. ET Sunday AND answer at least one question during the #RunChat hour: 

I want run @BRM26pt2 in 2019 because ______. bit.ly/RunChatJuly7 #RunChat

One winner will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat. The winner is responsible for your own travel costs to/from race and any other expenses during race weekend. 

You can have a variation of the tweet above, but entries must include a tag to @BRM26pt2, a link to this post and the #RunChat tag. Retweets or liking of your entries do not increase your chances of winning. 

Winners can choose the 10k or half marathon option of the race.

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Blue Ridge Marathon returns to #RunChat

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Kick off the final third of 2017 with #RunChat at 10 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 3 as we welcome back our friends at the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. 

The race, known as "America's Toughest Road Marathon," is coming to Roanoke, Virginia, on April 21. The race features 7,430 feet of elevation change -- more than any other road marathon in the U.S. -- and includes a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous other climbs in the southwest Virginia city. 

As part of this week's #RunChat, we have two entries of the marathon (or 10k or half) up for grabs! To enter, simply fill out the tweet below AND answer at least one question in Sunday's #RunChat. (More rules are at the end of this post.)

I want to run @brm26pt2 because ______. bit.ly/Sept3RunChat #RunChat #runBlueRidge


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If you're not up for the full course, but still want to run a part of this incredible course with friends, join the four-person marathon relay team. There is an extremely limited amount of space for a relay team as there are only 14 teams of 4 people. CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up with your friends. 

You can also use code BRMCHAT20 to get 20% off the relay team (and the 10K, half and full marathon)! 


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Next year's event also features a chance for runners to get DOUBLE that elevation change with the Blue Ridge Double Marathon. This is the second time this race is an "official" event -- for several years a group of dedicated runners completed the course before the marathon started, all for some bragging rights. 

(Please note: the #RunChat code is not valid for the double.)


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For this week's giveaway: Two winners will be selected at random and announced in the final 5 minutes of #RunChat. You can vary the tweet from above, but please make sure @brm26pt2 is tagged, the link to this post is included and the #RunChat tag is included. 

Winners are responsible for their own travel expenses, hotel stays and anything else you purchase on your trip. 

You can sign up for the 10k, half or full marathon and get 20% off with code BRMCHAT20 at blueridgemarathon.com.

Race 13.1 returns to #RunChat

This week's #RunChat -- 10 p.m. ET Sunday, May 7 -- welcomes back the Race 13.1 series!

This week we'll be giving away two entries for a half marathon at the series stops for either Roanoke, Virginia, or Nashville, Tennessee! (Read below for details of each race!)

Two enter, simply retweet and/or like the tweet below by 9:55 p.m. ET Sunday! You can enter twice -- once for a retweet and once for a like. 

Retweets and likes are due by 9:55 p.m. ET on Sunday! Two winners will be selected at random and announced in the final few minutes of #RunChat. Each winner can choose either the Roanoke or Nashville race. 

From the Race 13.1 website: 

ROANOKE ON JUNE 17: Situated in the Roanoke Valley to the west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Roanoke is known as the "Star City of the South" and features the prominent Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain. The Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway and a wine making region are nearby contributing to the city being been named one of the best outdoor towns on the East Coast. The numerous attractions for visitors of all ages and interests will make for a great weekend before and after the race!   

NASHVILLE ON SEPT. 12: The race will start and finish at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, which gives visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history, natural wonders and serves as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration, which was June 1, 1996. The mostly flat course will take runners on a route that will feature the historic Sulphur Dell area of downtown as well as the Nashville Farmer's Market, the new Nashville Sounds ballpark, the picturesque Cumberland River Greenway, and Baptist Sports Park, which serves as the headquarters for the Tennessee Titans.

Each winner will have their race entry covered. Any travel expenses are your responsibility.