Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon
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The ratings for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon are based on six metrics that provide an overview of the nature of this event. The ratings marked “Meteor.Run” summarize the statistics calculated from the results of past editions of this Marathon. The ones marked “Users” show the average of user impressions of the event. If you have participated in this race please share your opinion by checking the boxes marked “You”.

 
 
 
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Event Description

The Blue Ridge Marathon course is not for the faint of heart. The course begins and ends in downtown Roanoke. In between, runners will enter the Blue Ridge Parkway, where they will make three significant climbs and descents with a total elevation gain/loss = 7,430 ft. The full marathon is limited to 750 runners, with a 7.5 hour cut-off time. SKRATCH Labs Hydration Drink and water is provided at all fluid stations along the course. GU Energy Gels will be available at mile 7, 16.8, and 22.8 for the full marathon. All Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal. Age group awards will be presented for both events to the top 3 male & female finishers in the age groups. In addition, top 3 overall receive these awards and prizes.

  • Event Website:
  • Location:
    S Jefferson St & Bullitt Ave SE Roanoke VA 24011 United States
  • Next Edition:
    2020-04-11
  • Number of Participants:
    475
  • Event Cost:
    $105
  • Other Events:
    Half Marathon
The above values are estimated from information available at the time it was collected.
Please check the event's official website for details.

Statistics and Charts

Below are the statistics calculated for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. These statistics are based on results from the past three editions of this Marathon. Each card below includes an interactive chart, a brief summary explaining the statistic, and a table showing the data. The cards provide a more detailed look into specific aspects of this event.

Top Times per Age Group

This graph shows the time needed to place at the top of each age-group.

What age-groups perform the best? For this event women in the 40-49 age-group and men in the 20-29 age-group were the fastest runners. One can also compare the performance of each age-group in this event (blue bars) to the age-group's average performance (orange bars).

Top Times by Age Group - Female

Female
Age-Group
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
1-14 NA 04:46:03
15-19 04:05:10 03:56:02
20-29 03:44:22 02:59:47
30-39 03:48:03 02:56:02
40-49 03:43:34 03:09:39
50-59 04:17:21 03:29:43
60-69 05:01:47 04:03:16
70-100 06:41:28 05:18:28

Top Times by Age Group - Male

Male
Age-Group
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
1-14 06:22:41 05:13:08
15-19 04:08:55 03:18:40
20-29 02:58:13 02:31:02
30-39 03:11:25 02:30:42
40-49 03:22:35 02:44:03
50-59 03:31:46 02:57:43
60-69 04:17:31 03:24:46
70-100 05:14:44 04:18:39

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.

Participants by Age Group

This pie-chart shows the percentage of particpants by age group.

There are two charts, one for women runners and the other for men. Hover or tap on the age groups buttons displayed below the pie-chart to see percentage of participant for that age-group, as well as an average, shown in orange. This average is based on the participation rate for that age-group across all races. When the colored pie segment perturdes past the orange segment it indicates that this race has more partipants in that age-group than average race.

Percent of Female Participants by Age-Group

Age-Group % Female Average %
1-14 0.0% 0.0%
15-19 0.4% 0.8%
20-29 14.7% 24.9%
30-39 36.1% 31.8%
40-49 30.7% 27.4%
50-59 14.3% 12.3%
60-69 3.6% 2.6%
70-100 0.2% 0.2%

Percent of Male Participants by Age-Group

Age-Group % Male Average %
1-14 0.1% 0.0%
15-19 0.9% 0.8%
20-29 15.5% 16.6%
30-39 24.9% 28.2%
40-49 32.7% 29.0%
50-59 17.9% 18.3%
60-69 7.1% 6.3%
70-100 1.0% 0.8%

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.

Time Needed To Reach the Podium

Here are the times required to place in the top 3 overall.

If you are a woman and you can run this Marathon faster than 03:31:29, there is a pretty good chance that you will win the race. If you are a man you will need to run it in 33:16 faster.

Time Needed To Reach the Podium - Female

Female
Rank
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
1st 03:31:29 02:51:23
2nd 03:44:43 02:56:34
3rd 03:45:24 03:00:37

Time Needed To Reach the Podium - Male

Male
Rank
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
1st 02:58:13 02:27:12
2nd 03:04:51 02:30:37
3rd 03:12:00 02:33:53

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.

Top Time Per Decile

Few runners are fast enough to win races. This chart shows which position one could expect to finish given ones ability.

Take the time you would expect to run this event in, say 4 hours and 10 minutes. Then find the time on the chart that would be closest to yours. For a woman, for this event it would be 04:21:10. So one would expect to finish near the 10th percentile or close to the 10th position.For a man we would expect to finish near the 20th percentile or the 60th place.

Top Times per Decile - Female

Female
Decile
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
10% 04:21:10 03:43:52
20% 04:39:59 03:58:39
30% 04:53:25 04:10:39
40% 05:04:34 04:22:05
50% 05:19:40 04:33:47
60% 05:30:28 04:45:48
70% 05:45:29 04:58:49
80% 06:00:53 05:15:50

Top Times per Decile - Male

Male
Decile
Time in
hh:mm:ss
Avg. Time in
hh:mm:ss
10% 03:52:29 03:18:28
20% 04:12:13 03:34:18
30% 04:26:07 03:46:33
40% 04:38:50 03:57:37
50% 04:54:33 04:09:17
60% 05:10:18 04:22:06
70% 05:25:08 04:36:42
80% 05:41:46 04:53:59

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon - Chart Female participants by age group

Ratio of Female to Male Participants

35.2%* of participants in this event are women.

Hover over or tap the female and male buttons below the pie-chart to see the figures. The orange pie slice displayed behind the selected segment shows the average based on the particpation rates of all the races. If the colored segment extends past the orange one then the percentage is greater than the average.
* Value is based on the average of the past three editions of this event.

Percent of Female Participants by Age-Group

Gender % of
Participants
Average %
Female 35.2% 39.7%
Male 64.8% 60.3%

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon - Chart Ratio of Returning to New Participants

Ratio of Returning to New Participants

A sign of a great race is one where you want to come back and run it again.

27.1% of the participants of this event came back the next year to run it again. Hover over or tap the "New" and "Returning" buttons below the pie-chart to see the figures. The orange pie slice displayed behind the selected segment shows the average based on participation rates of all the races. If the colored segment extends past the orange one, then the percentage is greater than the average.

Returning to New Participants

  % of
Participants
Average %
Returning 27.1% 16.3%
New 72.9% 83.7%

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon - Chart Number of Participants by Year

Number of Participants by Year

This graph shows the number of participants per year.

531* runners participated in the last edition of this event.
* The value reported may vary by a small margin from the actual number of participants.

Number of Participants per Year

Year Number of
participants
2017 405
2018 490
2019 531

Values are based on the average over the past three editions of this event. The average value is the aggregate of the values of all events in this distance. The values and averages are subject to change as the latest editions and new events are added to the database.


Meteor.run Calculators

The calculators use aggregated results from many races like this one to form a baseline.

You can then compare your individual performance to the baseline and account for factor such as age, gender and distance. Two calculators are available:

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