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
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)!
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.)
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.