Historic, record-setting race will take place on Halloween; Register by July 10 and save $15
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will take place in 2015 on October 31. With the unique date this year participants are encouraged to dress in their spookiest costumes as they run on Halloween. Registration is still available and participants who register by July 10 will save $15.
“This race is known for being a fast one and we are thrilled to be back in the City of Brotherly Love for year six,” said Kevin Buffalino, Event Manager. “We have a new date for this year only, which happens to be during Halloween. In celebration of the occasion, we will be hosting a costume contest and look forward to seeing participants and the community in their best Halloween attire.”
The historic and record-setting race pushed back its date this year to accommodate Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. Also new this year is the addition of a title partner, the American Association for Cancer Research, the first and largest scientific organization in the world focused on cancer research.
AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will start and finish at Eakins Oval, Fairmont Park. The course will take runners on a tour of Philadelphia’s historical landmarks, street art, culture and beautiful parks. In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, participants will be greeted by the sounds of live, local bands, motivating cheerleaders and encouraging spectators. After crossing the finish line, runners are invited to join family and friends to kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the Gin Blossoms, the headliner of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. The Expo takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, October 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, October 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public.