Rock n Roll Marathon Series http://www.runrocknroll.com Just another Rock 'n' Roll site Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:35:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 ACTIVE.com Race Registration Transfer http://www.runrocknroll.com/series/2017/08/active-com-race-registration-transfer/ Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:03:01 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=104518 Frequently Asked Questions Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is changing registration platforms from RaceIt.com to ACTIVE.com. This means if you […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is changing registration platforms from RaceIt.com to ACTIVE.com. This means if you have an existing registration(s) for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Event, it will move to ACTIVE.com.

Do I need to do anything additional or different?
No, your registration will automatically be moved to ACTIVE.com and there is nothing you need to do. Before race weekend you will receive an email with final race weekend information and your confirmation sheet from Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series – simply print, sign and bring your confirmation sheet to the Health and Fitness Expo to receive your bib number and packet.

I already have an ACTIVE account. Can I add this race to my existing profile?
Yes, to do so you must ‘claim a registration‘ via the following process:

Claiming a Registration:

  1. Log into MyEvents with the ACTIVE.com account you just created (http://www.myevents.active.com)
  2. Enter your Registration Number (Example: R-XXXXXXXX) into the Claim Registration text box in the top right corner of the page
  3. The system will look to match your ACTIVE.com account information with your Registration Number. If all four information points match, ie, Name, Email, Gender, DOB, you will be prompted to claim the registration. If no registration is found, please contact us.

I’ve received my new ACTIVE confirmation and there’s an error in my registration details – how can I get that fixed?
Please contact us so we can make a correction.

How does this affect my Remix Challenge?
If you have registered for two days of running in any event weekend, you automatically qualify for the Remix Challenge, so long as you used the same first name, last name and date of birth for both registrations. Your Remix Challenge status is not affected by your registration moving across to ACTIVE.com. If you are not yet registered for a second day of running but would like to qualify for the Remix Challenge, simply register for the additional distance using the same personal details as your original registration and you will automatically be matched, and qualify.

How does this affect my Heavy Medals?
If you are already registered for Heavy Medals your 2017 count will continue, unaffected. If you have not yet registered for Heavy Medals, you can do so, here.

What does this mean for processing fees?
There will be no change to processing fees and no additional payment is required of you.

What does this mean for TourPass holders?
All 2017 TourPass registrations remain valid through the end of the calendar year. If you have any redemptions remaining on your TourPass, we recommend that you redeem by August 11, 2017 to ensure the smoothest possible experience. We will provide additional information soon, if you choose to redeem your TourPass Stops after this date.

What about other Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series events I’m scheduled for?
Every Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series event after 2017 Rock ’n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon* (Sept 2-3, 2017) will be transferring to ACTIVE.com, on a rolling basis. For each future event you are registered for, you will receive a notification email once your information is moved to ACTIVE.com.
*Subject to change

Can I now register for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events using ACTIVE.com in future?
Yes you can! Each Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event will move across to ACTIVE.com in the coming weeks, on a rolling basis, after which point you will be able to search and register for all open, upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Races.

I normally register for races through my ACTIVE.com account. How can I confirm my future registrations?
Once you have completed your registration, you may confirm your entry details at any time by logging into MyEvents, which contains all your ACTIVE.com purchases:

  1. Log into the MyEvents web page at http://www.myevents.active.com
    • Your username will be the email address which you used to sign up
    • Use the “Forgot My Password” link if needed
  2. Once logged in, you will see all events which you have signed up for, thus confirming your registration

How do I claim my registration and add it to my ACTIVE profile it was transferred from RaceIt.com, or if I was registered by another person?
Note: In order to claim your registration, you must create an ACTIVE.com user account and have your unique Registration Number from the race you want to claim handy. The Name, Email Address, Gender and DOB of the ACTIVE.com account must match the registration you are claiming.

First, create or login to your ACTIVE.com account.

Creating an ACTIVE.com Account:

  1. Go to www.ACTIVE.com
  2. In the upper right hand corner, click Sign Up
  3. Enter your Email Address (make sure this is the one you used to register for the event)
  4. Click Join Now
  5. Complete all required information. Note, Name, Email Address, Gender and DOB must match your race registration exactly
  6. Click Create My Account

Claiming a Registration:

  1. Log into MyEvents with the ACTIVE.com account you just created (http://www.myevents.active.com)
  2. Enter your Registration Number (Example: R-XXXXXXXX) into the Claim Registration text box in the top right corner of the page
  3. The system will look to match your ACTIVE.com account information with your Registration Number. If all four information points match, ie, Name, Email, Gender, DOB, you will be prompted to claim the registration. If no registration is found, please contact us.

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How To Be Crunchy In Colorado http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2017/07/how-to-be-crunchy-in-colorado/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:12:48 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=104274 This post was written by SmartyPants Vitamins.  For more content like this, check out their website! Typically, crunchy is used to describe […]

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This post was written by SmartyPants Vitamins.  For more content like this, check out their website!

Typically, crunchy is used to describe the texture of food. But, in Colorado, crunchy is a way of life.

Crunchy. Typically, this adjective is used to describe a certain texture of food, but, in Colorado, it’s often associated with a certain kind of person. According to Urban Dictionary, “crunchy” persons are those who have altered their lifestyle for environmental reasons. Localvores, eco-tarians, nature enthusiasts, people who wear socks with sandals. Basically, being “crunchy” is prioritizing a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy environment, and we are SO down with that. To help you get a little more granola, here are five crunchy things to do when in Colorado.

GO BAREFOOT (SORT OF) 

Part of being in touch with nature is to actually touch it, and a growing body of research shows that connecting physically with the earth may have definite health benefits. “Earthing,” or “grounding” is the practice of walking barefoot on grass, sand, dirt, or rock, and it’s believed to be a natural way to help reduce stress, chronic aches and pains, and improve sleep quality.

The theory is that our bodies have electrical energy. Positive electrons can build up in our bodies – thanks to things like electromagnetic waves, Wi-Fi, and mobile phone waves – and direct contact with the ground helps to balance this out, as the earth is a negative grounding charge.

Back in the day, we used to come into contact with the earth a lot more – walking, farming, etc. But now, we drive, buy our food sanitized in plastic, and wear shoes with rubber soles, so maybe all those barefoot hippies are actually ahead of the curve!

Of course, we all have to wear shoes at some point. Wump wump. For times such as these, you’ve got Xero shoes – a minimalist shoe that was born in Boulder. According to minimalist footwear enthusiasts (and they are very enthusiastic), having as little as possible between your feet and the earth can also help improve foot alignment and gait, while strengthening muscles, tendons, and ligaments which are not used when wearing traditional footwear.

 

HUG A TEDDY 

Legend has it that the term “teddy bear,” was coined by Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter, Alice, at the Hotel Colorado, after seeing a picture of her father with a bear that he had shot on one of his hunting trips. While this legend isn’t true – the teddy bear was invented by the Ideal Toy Company in Hollis, Queens – the teddy bear is still widely associated with Colorado, and you know what they say: never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

So, why are teddy bears crunchy? Because they’re more fun to hug than a tree, or an actual bear, and science shows that hugging is super good for your health.

A landmark study conducted at the University of North Carolina found that hugging for just 20 seconds increased levels of oxytocin – the “love” hormone – and reduced stress and blood pressure!

Hugs have also been found to boost the immune system, mood, and energy levels. What’s more, is that the giver of the hug receives just as much benefit as the receiver. So, go hug someone.

 

VISIT A MICROBREWERY 

Colorado has more microbreweries per capita than any other state. A “micro” brewery differs from a traditional brewery in that it only produces limited amounts of beer – no more than 15,000 barrels a year – and it’s typically independently owned. Small-scale production enables microbreweries to experiment with different ingredients and brewing styles, making “specialty,” “boutique,” or “craft” beers. While Colorado didn’t invent the concept of craft beer – the microbrewing movement began in the UK back in the 1970s – the state does get some credit for perfecting the art. Colorado is home to more than 230 craft brewing companies, so you can take your pick on which one(s) to visit. As far as beer being unhealthy? When consumed in moderation, beer isn’t so bad. It contains silicon – a nutrient that supports bone health – and the same amount of antioxidants as wine! So, take that, Shiraz snobs.

 

SOAK IN A HOT SPRING 

Imagine a hot tub that’s filled with health-promoting minerals, zero chemicals, and is bubbling right out of the ground! This is a hot spring and people have been soaking in them for thousands of years to help promote circulation and absorption of essential minerals. From luxurious resorts to hike-in natural wonders, Colorado is one of the only places in the United States that you can sit outside while the snow falls and “take the healing waters” in your bathing suit (or birthday suit, depending on where you are.)

 

GET SOME HERBS

We’re talking about herbal tea! The state is home to one of the original herbal tea companies – Celestial Seasonings, which was founded in 1969, after founders Mo Siegel, John Hay, and Peggy Clute started gathering herbs and flowers in the mountains and selling them to local health food stores. Herbal teas have a range of health benefits depending on the herb. Our favorite Celestial Seasonings is their classic Sleepy Time tea, which contains chamomile, spearmint, and valerian root. It may not make you as sleepy as some other Colorado herbs, but it always does the trick for us.

 

For more ways to make staying healthy a little less complicated and a lot more fun, check out our blog at www.smartypantsvitamins.com/blog

 

 

 

 

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2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Media Guide http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2017/07/2017-humana-rock-n-roll-chicago-half-marathon-media-guide/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:27:00 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=104259 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Media Guide

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2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Media Guide

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Q&A with Professional Athlete, Kelley O’Hara http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2017/07/qa-professional-athlete-kelley-ohara/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:16:08 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=104227 How do you incorporate running and cardio workouts into your training routine? Why is it important? “Soccer is an endurance […]

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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 20: Behind The Scenes At Kelley O’Hara’s BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Ad Shoot on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Chocolate Milk)
  1. How do you incorporate running and cardio workouts into your training routine? Why is it important?

“Soccer is an endurance sport so cardio is very important. During season, I don’t have to worry about incorporating it into my routine because it comes naturally during practice and games. During the off-season, I build it in with technical workouts, but also running without the ball. These workouts are used to build an endurance base or to work on speed and sprint repetition.”

  1. What does your recovery routine look like after a tough workout?

“As soon as I’m done playing, I’m drinking chocolate milk as quickly as I possibly can because it’s important to get those nutrients back in your body once you’ve depleted yourself so much. On top of that, my biggest recovery strategy is sleep and relaxation, I think a lot of people forget that and that’s also where your body rebuilds.”

  1. Do you have any tips for those who want to reach a new fitness goal this year?

“Make the little things a priority. If you have this big goal you tend fixate on it, but if you don’t take care of the little pieces along the way, you’re never going to get to that big goal. Set your goal and put it out there but then you have to figure out what steps it’s going to take to get there along the way.”

  1. What advice would you give girls who admire you/are looking to succeed in their athletic sport?

“Love what you do. Figure out what makes you happy and do that, because it makes all the sacrifices worth it. Whatever that thing is that you’re always thinking about, that’s probably what you love and that’s probably something that you should go after.”

  1. What is the best piece of advice someone has given to you?

“My dad said, “Never make a decision when you’re really high or really low.” There are times when you’re really high or really low where you want to make a rash decision. It’s always good to make your decisions when you’re pretty even keel.”

  1. When did you start believing in/feeling confident with your own talent? Was there one person in particular who supported you? Who you looked up to?

“I think that my confidence has gone up and down through my entire career. I think maintaining confidence is one of the most difficult things an athlete has to do. My parents have always supported me, but most importantly, they’ve I always told me to do what I love and I think that has kept me going through my career.”

  1. What is your go-to endurance workout?

“My go-to endurance workout is “half mile repeats”. I try to run a half mile as fast as I can, rest for 2 minutes, then repeat. I do that 6-10 times, so end up running between 3-5 miles. The aim is to have my heart rate be in my zone, which means it’s at 90% of my max heart rate, for 15-20 mins.”

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You Can Beat Yesterday with Your Garmin http://www.runrocknroll.com/uncategorized/2017/07/can-beat-yesterday-garmin/ Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:16:57 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=104213 Race day is set. Your spot is secured. It’s time to get yourself ready to be your best when you […]

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Race day is set. Your spot is secured. It’s time to get yourself ready to be your best when you hit the start line.

Each day, make “beating yesterday” your goal, and let Garmin running watches help. By providing detailed GPS information about where you’ve been (and going next), heart rate data to show how hard you’re working (HARD, we know!), and advanced running dynamics to perfect your form, a Garmin watch is your perfect training companion.

Check out the complete line of Forerunner® running watches now.

Thank you for running with us. We can’t wait to help you cross the finish line!

Check out all the runners Garmin has helped cross finish lines at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events across the country.

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Are You a Jaybird Lucky Finisher? http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2017/06/become-a-jaybird-lucky-finisher/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:43:08 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=98697 You don’t have to be the toughest, or the fastest, you just have to be a lucky finisher in order […]

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You don’t have to be the toughest, or the fastest, you just have to be a lucky finisher in order to win some wireless Freedom’s from Jaybird. Finally an award for the rest of us!

Make sure to check out the Rock ‘n’ Roll Finisher Zone after you complete your race to see if you’ve been randomly selected as a Jaybird LUCKY FINISHER!  As the Jaybird Lucky Finisher, you will receive a FREE pair of Jaybird Freedom Wireless Headphones from www.jaybirdsport.com!

Click Here to learn more about the Jaybird’s line of Bluetooth wireless headphones!

 

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The Cali Combo Limited Edition Medal is Back for 2017! http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2017/05/cali-combo-back-2017/ Wed, 17 May 2017 18:51:33 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=103683 Back by popular demand, earn the ALL NEW Limited Edition Cali Combo Medal when you run 3 out of 4 Rock ‘n’ Roll […]

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Back by popular demand, earn the ALL NEW Limited Edition Cali Combo Medal when you run 3 out of 4 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon or Half Marathon events in California!

Check out the qualifying events:
United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco March 26, 2017
Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon June 4, 2017
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon October 8, 2017
United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon October 29, 2017
United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco April 8, 2018**

* You must complete a marathon or half marathon distance in 3 of 4 California markets in 2017: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco, Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego, United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles, and Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose, or the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco.
** You can not run San Francisco twice and qualify.
Note: The lineup of Limited Edition Medals is subject to change each year. These medals are not guaranteed to be produced year after year; earn them while you can! You do NOT need to purchase a TourPass to earn this Limited Edition Medal.

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Visitor Guide to Nashville http://www.runrocknroll.com/news/2017/04/visitor-guide-nashville/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:30:06 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=103250 Get excited to explore Music City with this Visitor Guide. Check out the insider tips, tricks and recommendations from our […]

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Get excited to explore Music City with this Visitor Guide. Check out the insider tips, tricks and recommendations from our friends at Nashville Guru.

Plus, if you haven’t registered yet, you can click through for a special discount on the marathon and half marathon races.

Nashville Visitor Guide Rock 'n' Roll MarathonView the Guide

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Top Americans Headline 2017 Carlsbad 5000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/press-releases/2017/03/top-americans-headline-2017-carlsbad-5000/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:00:33 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=103011 Shannon Rowbury, Brenda Martinez and Neely Spence-Gracy lead U.S. runners at one of road racing’s iconic events Three-time U.S. Olympian […]

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Shannon Rowbury, Brenda Martinez and Neely Spence-Gracy lead U.S. runners at one of road racing’s iconic events
Three-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury will headline the 32nd running of the world famous Carlsbad 5000 the weekend of April 1 -2, 2017. The other top entrants in a highly competitive field include Brenda Martinez and Neely Spence-Gracey.

Martinez, a World Championship bronze medalist, has twice finished as the top American in Carlsbad. Spence Gracey is coming off an impressive 2016 season. She made her marathon debut last year at Boston, finishing ninth overall and as the top American in 2:35. She recently finished third at the U.S. 15k National Championships in Jacksonville, Florida.

The American record-holder in both the 1500 meters and 5000 meters, this will be Rowbury’s third appearance at Carlsbad.

“I’m looking forward to opening my 2017 outdoor season at Carlsbad,” said Rowbury, who was the runner-up in 2009. “It will be my third time competing on this beautiful course and I always cherish an opportunity to race in front of a home crowd in Southern California.”

Recognized as the ‘World’s Fastest 5k’ with a storied history of 16 world records, 8 U.S. records, along with numerous national and age-group marks have been set on the event’s scenic oceanfront course.
The Carlsbad 5000 is synonymous with great competition and a rousing good time for participants and spectators alike. The festivities encompass the entire weekend, beginning with the Junior Carlsbad on Saturday of the same weekend. There, kids 12 and under are the stars as they partake in 10 separate races designed for specific age and fitness levels. Every child receives a medal, T-shirt, and goodie bag in the event that is an annual highlight on family calendars.

On Sunday, the streets come alive as thousands of runners compete in the Carlsbad 5000. Runners and walkers alike find their niche in the seven separate People’s races, divided into age and gender categories. Race day begins at 7:05 a.m. with the Masters men’s 40 and over race, the first of seven races that will take place throughout the morning.

The ‘Party by the Sea’ gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line. After enjoying the scenic 3.1-mile course, runners aged 21 and over can step into the beer garden, sip two free beers from Pizza Port and enjoy a live band. For more information or to register for the event, please visit Carlsbad5000.com.

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Where Will They Rock Next? http://www.runrocknroll.com/promotion/2017/03/will-rock-next/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:15:12 +0000 http://www.runrocknroll.com/?p=102898 There’s a new Tour Stop in 2017. Join us on October 29 for the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu […]

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There’s a new Tour Stop in 2017. Join us on October 29 for the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu Marathon & 1/2 Marathon.

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