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There are always exciting sports events on the calendar in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Between ACC football at Virginia Tech, ODAC lacrosse at Roanoke College, NCAA Championships in the City of Salem, softball at the Botetourt Sports Complex, Salem Red Sox baseball, cyclocross racing at Fallon Park, intense high school sports, ice hockey at the Berglund Center, or any of the other fantastic events that take place, it's clear Virginia's Blue Ridge is a destination for sports fans.
The region is also home to the iconic Blue Ridge Marathon - America's Toughest Road Marathon.
You can even be a spectator at a championship fishing event as Smith Mountain Lake is often an annual stop on the BASSMASTER Elite Series.
We cheer for athletes from around the world who compete in the region and celebrate our own who go on to greater success.
Notable professional athletes from the Roanoke Valley include Tiki & Ronde Barber (football), Troy Daniels (basketball), Luke Hancock (basketball), George Lynch (basketball), Shelley Olds (cycling), J.J. Redick (basketball), Lee Suggs (football), and Billy Wagner (baseball).
The region is passionate about athletics, which means you're never too far from watching a great game - whether it's high school, collegiate, professional, or amateur.
Regardless of the time of year, it's always sports season in the Roanoke Valley.
Check out the calendar below to see which events you can enjoy during your next visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge. You can also view our main Calendar of Events to keep up with all the exciting things happening in the region.
Interested in submitting your own sports event? Fill out our Submit an Event form.