ROANOKE, Va. – The Blue Ridge Marathon introduced a major financial enhance to the Roanoke Valley.
The race, mixed with Freedom First’s Down By Downtown music competition, officers noticed a report $1.6 million.
There have been 2,800 runners, and greater than half have been visiting from out of city, which helped the native hospitality and tourism trade.
“We reached out on to eating places and accommodations, totally different organizations that we work throughout the downtown space. And so they stated they’d a noticeable uptick, not simply folks from outdoors the world, they’d that nevertheless it inspired folks to come back out and assist not simply the race however these companies,” stated Julia Boas, occasion director for Roanoke Exterior Basis.
This 12 months, the occasion additionally introduced in $10,000 for 14 totally different nonprofits.
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