The new Blue Ridge “Slow K,” will give runners one more opportunity to run with America’s Toughest community in an event that’s designed to help celebrate everyone’s accomplishments and get some well-deserved recovery. We’ve dubbed the Blue Ridge Slow-K, America’s Slowest 5K and after running on the Blue Ridge course you’ll understand why.
This fun run will be un-timed and have a leisurely start of 9am. The idea is to create a format where everyone isn’t looking at their watches, but rather slowing down and connecting with other runners and race organizers. In lieu of the standard race shirt, every runner will receive a SlowK coffee mug, free coffee and well-earned donuts at the finish line. The 5K course along the Roanoke River Greenway will also include a few other surprises to keep participants from overexerting after running mountains the day before.
Participants from any Blue Ridge distance, spectators, family and friends and the general public are all invited to participate. We plan to have mimosas, biscuits and other brunch items available for purchase. More details on vendors and en-route activities coming soon. Register before March 13th for a $15 entry.
Check the website for more details- https://www.blueridgemarathon.com/sunday-slowk/