Get2KnowNoke is on a mission to brand the Roanoke Region as a destination for college students to intern and work after graduation.
This spring, we will be in front of students from almost all 25 schools; including 13 four-year colleges and universities, two medical colleges, five community colleges, three career building colleges, and multiple graduate programs at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. From engineers and software developers to architects and liberal arts students, Get2KnowNoke is showing that there is a place for all majors in the Roanoke Region.
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The wildest adventure film festival of the year is coming to the region in September.
The Roanoke Outside Foundation is hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Jefferson Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
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Mark your calendars now: The Anthem GO Outside Festival, which connects outdoor enthusiasts to the things they love, is back Oct. 13-15 at River’s Edge.
The festival includes more activities than you can do in three days – camping, biking, boating, races, geocaching, and more.
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Grab your cow bells and get ready to cheer on runners in the seventh running of the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon on Saturday.
Even if you aren’t participating in one of the four races – marathon, half marathon, Anthem Star 10K, or Carilion Children’s Family One-Miler – you can be a vital part of the experience. From volunteers to friendly faces along the route, it takes the support of the community to make runners from all over the country feel at home and give them that final push to cross the finish line.
So come out this weekend. Ring a bell. Make a sign. Shout words of encouragement. Support runners as they power through America’s Toughest Road Marathon. (You can find the perfect spot using one of the course maps.)
And then come out to Elmwood Park and celebrate after the race. There will be plenty of food, beer, and live music. If you can’t make it during the Finish Festival, come back to the Galactic show at 6 p.m. The New Orleans-based funk band features an eclectic mix of vocals and instrumentals and is sure to be a blast. (Tickets are still available.)
5 Ways to Participate in the Blue Ridge Marathon (That Don’t Include Running)
- Cheer on the runners from a spot along the course (bonus points for having a creative sign)
- Volunteer on race day (it’s not too late)
- Watch the races live on WDBJ7 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Come to the Finish Festival and congratulate a runner (track your pals along the way on the race app)
- Get your groove on with live music at Down by Downtown (three days of live music, starting Thursday)
Blue Ridge Marathon
- When: April 16, races start at 7:30 a.m.
- Where: Start and finish at Elmwood Park
- Finish festival: Expect to find food trucks, craft beer, artists and vendors and plenty of live music. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Down by Downtown: Get Galactic tickets online; Friday pre-race concert featuring Rumpke Mountain Boys and Annabelle’s Curse is free