Blue Ridge Marathon still need more than 100 volunteers

America’s Toughest Road Marathon needs dozens of course marshals to keep runners safe

The Blue Ridge Marathon is only 15 days away.

ROANOKE, Va. – The Blue Ridge Marathon is only 15 days away, but more than 100 volunteers are still needed for America’s Toughest Road Marathon.

In the coming weeks, volunteers are needed to help mark the course and set up tents and an expo at Elmwood Park.

The massive race requires about 550-600 volunteers but only 415 have signed up so far.

Fifty-five volunteers are needed the most to serve as course marshals to help keep the course safe for up to 750 runners.

With the coronavirus pandemic limiting opportunities in the past, volunteer coordinator Kat Andrew said this is the best time to get involved as volunteers are the pulse of the community.

“Let’s jump back in,” she said. “Hopefully volunteers feel that way too. We haven’t had that many opportunities to jump in and volunteer at local events. This is your chance. Come on out.”

Volunteers are needed from April 14 through April 17.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can sign up for a time slot at the Blue Ridge Marathon website.

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