Roanoke, VA - The Blue Ridge Marathon is getting some national exposure that could help promote the fledgling event.
The Weather Channel just released its top 15 list of toughest American marathons and the Blue Ridge Marathon came in at #8!
The write up features the race's 7,200 feet of elevation change as the prime attraction.
2013 will be the third year for the race which is scheduled for April 20.
The marathon starts and ends in Roanoke and winds up through the Parkway.