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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Marathon became a unifying event
America's Toughest Road Race, the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, took on a new role last weekend.
Sure, it attracted an ever-larger number of runners from around the nation and four countries to celebrate our region's great outdoors. But in light of the events in Boston, the race symbolized the freedoms we enjoy and the unity of our nation in a time of tragedy.
As the marathon's creator, the Roanoke Regional Partnership is grateful for the boundless support of 400 volunteers. We thank the Roanoke Valley community for welcoming runners and showing off all that our region offers. And we thank all the runners for showing that marathons will not fall prey to misguided terrorists.
A special thanks as well to the Roanoke Police Department and Roanoke EMS, which ensured the safety and security of runners, volunteers and spectators.
Thank you, Roanoke Valley, for putting your best feet forward for another successful event. We look forward to the fifth annual race on April 26, 2014.
Director of Outdoor Branding
Roanoke Regional Partnership
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