The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon earned a position among the Top 10 Marathons & Triathlons in Washington, D.C.
The annual United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon has earned first position among the capital city’s Top 10 Organized Races, Marathons & Triathlons in Washington, D.C. Created by Destination DC, the official tourism website, the list speaks to running enthusiasts of all levels and names 10 events as the best race, marathon and triathlon events for visitors and locals alike.
The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon earned its position for its renowned musical roots. It’s one event where runners can leave the headphones at home, a rarity in the racing community, as live bands and cheer teams are positioned throughout the 5K, half marathon and marathon courses. Runners rock out to blues, pop, rock, country and other genres from start to finish, with many of D.C.’s very own homegrown bands lining the route.
Cheer teams add the extra umph by offering high fives, hugs, smiles and encouraging chants. Cheer teams are born out of local supporters there to showcase D.C. hospitality. They also represent their neighborhoods by volunteering sprinklers, water and added cheer as runners zoom in and out of their boroughs.
The race also collaborates with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This partnership allows runners to add more meaning to their miles by running as a St. Jude Hero, wherein their race participation is used to help fundraise and fund the fight against childhood cancer.
It’s official, the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on March 11, 2017 is the place to be!
This will be the sixth annual event in D.C., offering participants one of the best race experiences both in the city and in the nation. This year’s event will feature the swag you’ve come to expect from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Series, the crowd support, on-course entertainment and the Finish Line Concert–the ultimate party! There will be plenty of smiles, miles and good times to be had.REGISTER NOW