- Top Marathoner Meb Keflezighi to pace Saturday 10k and serve as Grand Marshal on Sunday
- 2014 event to take place in December for the first time, with new Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO — December 2, 2014 — More than 24,000 runners, from professional athletes to casual joggers will rock the streets this weekend for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon. Taking place in December for the first time in the event’s seven-year history, the 2014 event is introducing a new day of running with a 10k on Saturday.
Additionally, America’s best distance runner Meb Keflezighi will headline race weekend by pacing the newRock ‘n’ Roll 10k on Saturday and greeting participants at the marathon and half marathon start line as Sunday’s Grand Marshal.
“From Boston to New York, 2014 has been a great year for me and I look forward to capping it off with thousands of my fellow runners in San Antonio,” saidMeb, who recently finished 4th overall and was the first American at the 2014 New York City Marathon. “My motto, ‘Run To Win’ means to get the best out of yourselfand I look forward to helping athletes of all abilities achieve their goals in San Antonio next month.”
Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio’s Sunday races include a true festival of distances with a marathon, half-marathon, 2-person half-marathon relay, 5k and Bike Tour, which all start downtown at the intersection of Cherry Street and Commerce Street. In addition to Meb serving as the grand marshal, Sunday’s events will also include live bands and enthusiastic cheerleaders lining the race routes to create the ultimate fitness-centric, block party environment. Multi-platinum rock band Everclear will headline the finish line concert at the Alamodome.
Meb will pace the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k on Saturday, which will start at the Alamodome, run through downtown and finish at Alamo Plaza. Both days of running will feature high-energy music on-course, post-race entertainment, quality finisher’s medals and more. Participants who complete the race on Saturday and any distance race on Sunday will also earn a special spinning “Remix Challenge” medal, offering the chance to get three medals over race weekend.
In addition to pacing Saturday’s 10k, Meb will make several appearances throughout race weekend including hosting clinics at the Health & Fitness Expo, where all runners pick up their race packets.
Humana, a leading health and well-being company, as title sponsor of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. In addition to its focus on personal wellness for people at every age and stage, Humana also works to simplify healthcare and to make it easier for people to achieve their best health.
“Humana has been part of the San Antonio community for almost four decades, and we are committed to helping San Antonians make wellness and health a way of life,” said Pattie Dale Tye, Humana Vice President and Project San Antonio Leader. “Our partnership with the race also helps support the work of Humana’s Project San Antonio, where we are working with partners throughout the community on a multi-year effort to improve health and wellness across San Antonio.”
Race weekend begins with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome, where all participants go to pick up their race number and explore more than 100 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. For more information or to register for the event, please visit runrocknroll.comor follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country. More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com.
About Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
A Competitor Group event, the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will welcome approximately 24,000 participants at the 7th annual event on Sunday, Dec. 7. Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, live bands and local high school cheerleaders entertain and cheer on participants along the scenic course. Race weekend kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome, where all participants go to pick up their race bib and explore more than 100 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. Children in grades K-7 can also participate over race weekend at the non-timed, non-competitive SUBWAY KiDS ROCK San Antonio powered by San Antonio Sports on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event concludes with a finish line festival at the Alamodome. Over the 17-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity participants have raised more than $300 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit runrocknroll.comor follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.