- Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon weekend to take place June 3 – 5, 2016
- Event to feature new courses for both marathon and half-marathon; new downtown finish line near County Administration Center
- Gavin DeGraw to headline finish line concert at Waterfront Park for more than 30,000 runners
San Diego-based Suja Juice Co., the fastest growing cold-pressured, organic, non-GMO beverage company in the U.S., is entering its third year as title partner of the 19th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon, which will take place the weekend of June 3-5, 2016.
“Suja Juice is excited to once again partner with Competitor Group and return as the title sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon,” said Suja Juice CEO and Co-Founder, Jeff Church. “We’re on a mission to help people transform their lives through conscious nutrition, and are privileged to have the opportunity to fuel athletes with our organic, non-GMO and cold-pressured beverages.”
More than 30,000 participants will enjoy various Suja Juice experiences over race weekend including a special Suja cheer group and band performance on the marathon course, and a finish line recovery center featuring yoga and stretching.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Suja as the title partner of our flagship event in San Diego,” said John Smith, SVP of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Having a local brand like Suja, which is based in San Diego, adds to the authentic experience and together we will help runners enjoy the benefits of a healthy juice like Suja.”
The 2016 event will feature a revamped marathon course. The 26.2-mile marathon course will take off from Balboa Park and travel through Hillcrest, North Park and Normal Heights before breaking off from the half marathon at mile 8. The route will also run through Mission Hills, Old Town and Mission Bay Park before finishing downtown at the County of San Diego’s new Waterfront Park.
In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, live bands, enthusiastic cheerleaders and spectators will line the race route, concluding with a celebratory finish line festival and post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series headlined by Gavin DeGraw.
The 2016 race will once again feature a second day of running with the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K on Saturday, part of what’s dubbed the Remix Challenge. Runners who complete the 5K, plus the half marathon, marathon or half marathon relay on Sunday will receive a medal for each race, plus a special Remix Challenge medal.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. The Expo takes place at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Suja will offer a 6-week training and nutrition program available for download at sujajuice.com/rock-n-roll-marathon/.