Helpful stories to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities.


Charmed by the Capital City: An All New United Airlines #RnRDC Experience

Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Half Marathon for the third time. This was definitely my favorite time running it (third time’s a charm, as they say). This is a great course through DC, and the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series races are always big and lots of fun. Rock ‘n’ Roll has made some great updates to the events this year including new mile markers and aid station signs, as well as some spectator-friendly changes to the Finish Line like big screens showing participants finishing the race.

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My 4 Favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll Races

I am fond of the Rock ‘n’ Roll races because Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas was my first “big” race. I had never seen anything like it.  I didn’t even know that races had expos. I’ve run a lot of the Rock ‘n’ Roll races, which means I have a few favorites. There are many great things about Rock ‘n’ Roll Races like the bands, music, awesome medals, and just meeting new people. I’ve made some great running friends waiting on a race to start in my corral. Now it’s time for me to share my favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll Races.

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Why I ll Be Raising a Pint This Summer at Rock n Roll Dublin

My wife and I decided 2018 was going to be the year we took a race-cation, as we have been talking about it for some time. Dublin, Ireland has always been at the top of our travel wish list–really, a bucket list item for me. We’ve never been to Ireland–or to Europe, for that matter–and when we saw that the Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin was happening this August, we knew this was it. The event would be a magnificent chance to visit, explore, and run where our family’s roots run deep.

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Explore global destinations, one step at a time. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series combines running, travel and entertainment, providing a world-class event atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. The Series, which originated in 1998 in San Diego, CA, now visits more than 30 cities annually, including Las Vegas, Nashville, Washington DC, Montreal, Liverpool, Madrid and Oaxaca.


Live bands, DJ’s, drum lines, and mile markers that rock line the streets to power your race experience from start to finish. The music doesn’t stop there, most events conclude with a headliner concert free for runners and spectators. Since 1998, headliners have included some of music’s biggest names, like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fitz & the Tantrums, Goo Goo Dolls, Pat Benatar, Train, The Wallflowers, and Pitbull.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events offer distances for everyone, from 5Ks to marathons, and no matter the distance we reward you with an exclusive finisher medal. Take on two days of running and earn the Remix Challenge Medal, or join us in multiple cities in a calendar year to earn one of our unique Heavy Medals, and take on unique challenges to earn our Limited Edition Medals. Learn more and start to earn your bling today!


Our history is made up of the collective moments and milestones from runners like you. Every runner at every start and finish line, has a story about how and why you got there. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned runner, running to change your life or make a difference in others, we invite you to share your running moments with us and be a part of our best year yet in 2018.