Explore global destinations, one step at a time. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series combines running, travel and entertainment, providing a world-class event atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. The Series, which originated in 1998 in San Diego, CA, now visits more than 30 cities annually, including Las Vegas, Nashville, Washington DC, Montreal, Liverpool, Madrid and Oaxaca.
Live bands, DJ’s, drum lines, and mile markers that rock line the streets to power your race experience from start to finish. The music doesn’t stop there, most events conclude with a headliner concert free for runners and spectators. Since 1998, headliners have included some of music’s biggest names, like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fitz & the Tantrums, Goo Goo Dolls, Pat Benatar, Train, The Wallflowers, and Pitbull.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events offer distances for everyone, from 5Ks to marathons, and no matter the distance we reward you with an exclusive finisher medal. Take on two days of running and earn the Remix Challenge Medal, or join us in multiple cities in a calendar year to earn one of our unique Heavy Medals, and take on unique challenges to earn our Limited Edition Medals. Learn more and start to earn your bling today!
Our history is made up of the collective moments and milestones from runners like you. Every runner at every start and finish line, has a story about how and why you got there. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, running to change your life or make a difference in others, we invite you to share your running moments with us and be a part of our best year yet in 2018.
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Join us in 2018 for our best year yet. We’re taking our 20 years of experience and stepping up our game. At our events, we promise to deliver:
- Music that Moves You! We’ve got mile markers that literally rock and mark each mile on your journey to the finish line, to live bands, DJ’s, Drum Lines, and more. We’ll bring the beats to help you celebrate moments along the way.
- Support for Runners, by Runners! Crossing the finish line takes more than your personal training, and in 2018 we’re here to help you have your best race with more aid stations and additional fuel on course.
- Spectator Engagement! Your friends and family have your back—and we’ve got theirs! From maps with the best places to catch runners on course, to inspirational sign ideas, and more, we’re here to help participants and spectators alike get the most out of race day.