Rock n Roll Marathon Series http://www.runrocknroll.com Just another Rock 'n' Roll site Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:07:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Dougin Walker’s Road to 52 Marathons in 52 States http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2017/02/dougin-walkers-road-52-marathons-52-states/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:17:56 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=102787 Team CHOCOLATE MILK member, Dougin Walker, took his competition to the next level by vowing to run 52 marathons in […]

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Team CHOCOLATE MILK member, Dougin Walker, took his competition to the next level by vowing to run 52 marathons in 52 states in one year.

 

Team CHOCOLATE MILK Athlete Takes On Impressive Year-Long Challenge: 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks

As a long-time endurance athlete, Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Dougin Walker has a passion for training hard, but competing even harder. Walker boasts an impressive race portfolio including several Ironman distance races, the famous Paris-Brest-Paris bike event and countless marathons and triathlons across the world. In celebration of turning 51 last year, Walker set out on a new personal challenge – to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks in all 50 states (plus Washington D.C. and St. Croix)…all in one year. He kicked off his journey in April 2016 at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Raleigh, with sights set on finishing in March of 2017.

After swimming in college, Walker took up running at the age of 22 in search of a new sport. Within a few months he competed in his first triathlon in Norfolk, VA.  Within a year, he set out to take on his first marathon. While he didn’t finish, this was the first of many endurance events for Walker. The next year, after a little more training, he finished the Marine Corps Marathon in 3 hours and 33 minutes. Since then, Walker has continued to participate in endurance events, completing at least one triathlon every year.

For Walker, one of the best parts about racing is the training, saying he’s the happiest when he stays active. Known by his fellow Team CHOCOLATE MILK athletes for his unwavering determination, Walker is always there with a smile on his face…as long as there is lowfat chocolate milk waiting for him at the end to help him recover. Walker credits chocolate milk for his success as an endurance athlete, and for keeping him injury-free, especially throughout this past year.

“Recovery is crucial to getting back out for the next race, especially as I prepare for 52 finish lines in one year,” Walker says. “Lowfat chocolate milk has essential nutrients I need to recover strong so I can keep up with my ambitious training and race schedule. Plus, I know I can find it wherever I’m racing.” Through Team CHOCOLATE MILK, Walker says he has found more than just a group of like-minded active people. His teammates have been a vital support system along his journey – his cheerleaders, advocates and mentors. Walker has recovered with chocolate milk since his early twenties, and in 2013, he joined a passionate group of athletes on Team CHOCOLATE MILK.

Walker represents Team CHOCOLATE MILK alongside fellow professional athletes, including World Champion triathlete Mirinda Carfrae, Gold medal swimmers Tyler Clary and Jessica Hardy, NBA All-Star Klay Thompson, World Cup soccer champion Kelley O’Hara and Professional Men’s Hockey Player Zach Parise. This group of athletes understands how the high-quality protein and nutrients in lowfat chocolate milk can help them recover and rebuild their muscles after tough workouts – so they can get back out and give it their all in their next workout or competition.

At the time of publication, Walker is one month out from making his mark in all 52 states with five races to go. He will conclude the year at the Ocean Drive Marathon in Cape May, N.J., on March 26th, 2017.

 

For more behind the science of recovering with lowfat chocolate milk, and more on Dougin Walker’s journey, visit BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com.

 

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Mississippi Blues Marathon Race Transfer – NOW CLOSED http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2017/01/mississippi-blues-marathon-race-transfer/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:18:26 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=102238 While nothing will replace the experience of running the streets of Jackson this January, we hope that you are able […]

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While nothing will replace the experience of running the streets of Jackson this January, we hope that you are able to put your training into practice and join us at a Winter or Spring Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series race, free of charge.

Simply complete the below survey to make your selection. Please use the same registration details as you used for your Mississippi Blues Marathon registration. You must make your selection before this survey closes on 1/24 to receive a transfer.

Please note, the Rock ’n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon will guarantee spots for the first 250 transfers; and all race options are available subject to capacity. Option will be removed from selection when capacity is reached.
READ FAQs here.

THE SURVEY PERIOD WAS FROM 1/13/17 TO 1/24/17 AT 11:59pm PT AND IS NOW CLOSED.

We look forward to rocking with you soon!

 

 

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon to Celebrate 50 Summers of Love in 2017 http://www.runrocknroll.com/press-releases/2016/12/rock-n-roll-liverpool-marathon-celebrate-50-summers-love-2017/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:09:56 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=102229 Annual UK running festival returns 27-28 May; Event to honour 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album Early entry […]

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  • Annual UK running festival returns 27-28 May; Event to honour 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album
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  • Liverpool, UK – 28 December, 2016 – In partnership with Liverpool City Council, Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon is back and promises to be bigger and better than before. The popular running event is set to take part in the 50 Summers of Love celebration, embracing the music and culture of 1967. As the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Liverpool will play host to a season of events and performances inspired by the era including the annual musically themed race which returns 27-28 May.

    1967 saw some of the biggest cultural shifts of a generation and the moment the avant-garde forced its way into the mainstream. Liverpool played a big part, it being the year Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released by the Beatles, The Mersey Sound poetry anthology was published and the Metropolitan Cathedral opened whilst homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.

    “We are so excited to be a part of this historic and colorful celebration,” said Stacey Campbell, Vice President of Global Events for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Our event fits right into the theme of the summer which will honor an important part of Rock ‘n’ Roll history.”

    Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and sport, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon has become one of the highlights of the city’s sporting calendar and is growing in popularity year on year.

    “We’re delighted that 2017’s event will be part of our Summers of Love programme and the music element of the running activity will help us celebrate what was one of the defining moments in modern culture.”

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon is known for putting local bands and live entertainment along the course to encourage runners as they make their way to the finish line. The musically themed race concludes with a finish festival and headline concert outside of Echo Arena to celebrate the day’s achievements. Last year’s event brought record breaking numbers to Liverpool with 16,000 registrants and a total economic impact of about ₤7.26 million.

    The marathon and half marathon will start and finish by the Albert Dock, one of the most visited attractions in the UK and a World Heritage Site. The races features scenic views of Liverpool’s stunning docks, rich architecture, spectacular museums and historic commercial districts.

    A 5K kicks off the weekend on Saturday at Albert Dock giving runners the opportunity to register for the Remix Challenge. Those who participate in the 5K and either the marathon or half marathon on Sunday will complete the Challenge and earn a bonus third medal. In its first year, the 5K was given the Running Award for the Best Fun Run in the UK.

    For more information, visit www.RunRocknRoll.com/Liverpool or follow @RnRLiverpool on Twitter.

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    United Airlines is ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/11/united-airlines-ready-rock-n-roll/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:30:58 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101627 Airline announced as title sponsor of two Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in Washington D.C. and San Francisco beginning […]

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    Airline announced as title sponsor of two Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in Washington D.C. and San Francisco beginning in 2017

     

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    SAN DIEGO – Nov. 17, 2016 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), operators of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, today announced a new multi-event sponsorship agreement with United Airlines, under which the airline will become title sponsor of two Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in Washington D.C. and San Francisco beginning in 2017.

    The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. Marathon and Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 and the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco will take place on Sunday, March 26. The events annually combine to welcome more than 35,000 runners from around the world.

    “We could not be more excited to welcome United Airlines to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, around two of our flagship events on the east and west coasts,” said Josh Furlow, President of CGI. “United has a tremendous history of supporting athletes and Olympians and we look forward to providing a growing international platform for their brand which offers endless opportunities for collaboration.”

    With today’s announcement, United adds two premier events in hub markets to its portfolio of race sponsorships around the globe. Employees and customers travel from far and wide to participate in these events, and in similar races, employee volunteers from the airline have a robust presence cheering on the runners and assisting with day-of activities. United MileagePlus™ customers will have access to exclusive pre and post-race events, such as an invite only dinner the night before, as well as discounts on entry fees for each race.

    “We were thrilled about the chance to be the title sponsor and work with CGI for these races because we know that running is a sport that anyone can participate in,” said Mark Krolick, United’s vice president of marketing. “Many of our customers and employees are based in San Francisco and Washington D.C., and we want to extend our commitment there, and share these beautiful cities with our customers.”

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is known for an unparalleled participant experience, which fills miles of roads with music and entertainment at 30 destination events around the world every year.

    The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. Marathon features one of the most iconic start lines in running at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue adjacent to the National Mall. The route takes runners on a tour of America’s historical monuments and D.C.’s eclectic neighborhoods including Adams Morgan and Capitol Hill. It is the only marathon run entirely in the District of Columbia, featuring live bands along the course and culminates with a Finish Line Festival at RFK Stadium.

    The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco takes participants from Ocean Beach along the Great Highway with sprawling ocean views, through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Crissy Field shoreline with skyline views before ending in the heart of the city, in front of City Hall.

    Each event is known for placing entertainment along the course, lining the route with fanfare and then topping the experience off with a finish line celebration and concert. For more information, please visit www.RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

    About United

    United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 720 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737NGs, 787s and 777s, as well as six used Airbus A319 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

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    Brooks Running Company and Competitor Group Announce Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Shoe http://www.runrocknroll.com/press-releases/2016/11/brooks-running-company-competitor-group-announce-official-rock-n-roll-marathon-series-shoe/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:37:39 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101544 Celebrating the famed running event series Building on a long-standing partnership, Brooks Running Company has teamed up with Competitor Group, […]

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    Celebrating the famed running event series

    Building on a long-standing partnership, Brooks Running Company has teamed up with Competitor Group, Inc. to create a one-of-a-kind shoe that celebrates the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and its twenty years running. The all-new Rock ‘n’ Roll Adrenaline GTS 17 has been reimagined with a custom print featuring the iconic guitar that is synonymous with the musically-themed races. The shoe will be unveiled at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas expo on November 11th, 2016 and will be available for purchase January 2017.

    “Since 2010, Brooks and Competitor Group have created memorable runner experiences across the country that inspire people to run and be active,” said Matthew Weiss, Senior Manager of U.S. Marketing, Brooks Running Company. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Adrenaline GTS 17 brings to life the joy of race-day and is the perfect way for runners to celebrate their accomplishment.”

    The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 delivers the perfect balance of support and soft cushion with a DNA midsole that dynamically adapts to every step and a Progressive diagonal Rollbar that guides the body into its natural alignment. The seventeenth edition is plusher than ever due to an updated V-Groove that folds deeper inward to absorb and disperse impact away from the foot. The shoe has also been updated to feature a nearly seamless design that provides a comfortable and secure fit. For the official Rock ‘n’ Roll Adrenaline GTS 17, the exterior of the shoe and sockliner have been wrapped in a bold guitar print that celebrates the origins of rock ‘n’ roll music, featuring a history of guitars including acoustic, hard rock and classic rock. The bold color pattern was inspired by band logos and the vibrant costumes worn by rock ‘n’ roll legends. On the heel of the shoe, Brooks and Competitor Group have printed the Rock ‘n’ Roll logo, making this the perfect shoe for runners to commemorate their race.

    “This new shoe gives our runners the opportunity to embrace the Rock ‘n’ Roll spirit from the ground up,” said John Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “We are excited to take this new step in our partnership with Brooks and look forward to debuting the shoe this weekend in Vegas.”

    The new Rock ‘n’ Roll Adrenaline GTS 17 is the latest in a series of memorable gear and experiences Brooks and Competitor Group have brought to race expos across the country. Other unforgettable experiences include the Brooks’ Run Happy Island, a running-inspired, island tropic experience, and the Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities.

    Following the preview at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas expo, the men’s and women’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Adrenaline GTS 17 will be available to purchase at all Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events and online at www.BrooksRunning.com beginning January 2017 for $130. For updates about the shoe, sign up for free emails at http://www.brooksrunning.com/en_us/bronto-optin.

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    All New Limited Edition 2017 Marathon Finisher Jacket http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/11/earn-marathon-finisher-jacket-2017/ Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:22:53 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101444   Join us for a Marathon in 2017 and receive a BONUS gift when you cross the Finish Line: an exclusive […]

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    Join us for a Marathon in 2017 and receive a BONUS gift when you cross the Finish Line: an exclusive 20 Years Running Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Finisher Jacket!


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    Completing a marathon is more than just running 26.2 miles. It is an amazing accomplishment. And we want to reward you sweetly for your efforts.

    Take the challenge of completing 26.2 miles with us in 2017, and this Limited Edition Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Finisher Jacket will be all yours.

    Find Your Race

    *Must complete a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in the US or Canada in 2017- not available in Mexico or Europe. Jackets will only be awarded for participants that register for the marathon and complete the 26.2 miles. Jackets are available for collection after the race at the Marathon Finisher Jackets tent, within the Finish Line Festival. Proof of marathon completion may be requested- this may include showing a marathon finisher medal and race bib. Presentation of marathon jacket bib ticket is required.

     

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    Transamerica Tomorrow Chaser Program Donates $25,000 to the American Heart Association http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/10/transamerica-tomorrow-chaser-program-donates-25000-american-heart-association/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:21:08 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101207 Your Transamerica Tomorrow Chasers did it! Not only did they complete their first half marathon, they started the race very […]

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    Your Transamerica Tomorrow Chasers did it! Not only did they complete their first half marathon, they started the race very last.  By passing thousands of runners on course, and adding in the personal fundraising efforts of the Tomorrow Chasers, this signature Transamerica program donated $25,000 to the American Heart Association.

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    Build the Most Epic Run Playlist Ever with Transamerica! http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2016/10/build-epic-run-playlist-ever-transamerica/ Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:48:02 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101187 Don’t miss Transamerica exciting expo activities, “Rock Your Race” by building the most epic run playlist ever – and win […]

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    Don’t miss Transamerica exciting expo activities, “Rock Your Race” by building the most epic run playlist ever – and win great prizes!  You can also capture your excitement for race weekend at the Transamerica Photo Zone.  Rock On!

    No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply. For more details and for the Official Rules, visit Transamerica’s booth or click here.

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    Transamerica’s Tomorrow Chasers http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2016/10/transamericas-tomorrow-chasers/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:04:48 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101142 Transamerica’s five Tomorrow Chasers will be lining up with you on race morning.  All are attempting their first half-marathon, and […]

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    Transamerica’s five Tomorrow Chasers will be lining up with you on race morning.  All are attempting their first half-marathon, and will start the race very last!  For every runner they pass, Transamerica will donate $1 to the American Heart Association.

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    Transamerica Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2016/10/transamerica-rock-n-roll-denver/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:58:16 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=101073 To showcase their commitment to healthy, active living, Transamerica is proud to be a national partner of the Rock ‘n’ […]

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    To showcase their commitment to healthy, active living, Transamerica is proud to be a national partner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, and celebrates the thousands of runners who participate as part of their active lifestyle.

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