• May 12, 2017

    Milestones Positively Harriette

    HARRIETTE THOMPSON RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO

    World’s oldest female marathoner will celebrate 20 Years Running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

  • May 02, 2017

    What KiDS ROCK Means to This Elementary School Team

    After finishing Sunday’s 1-mile KiDS ROCK race in Nashville, Campbell, a middle school student from Hendersonville, TN, talked about takeaways from an event the young runner has been participating in since kindergarten.

  • April 17, 2017

    Milestones A Run to Remember

    THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL MILE IN RUNNING

    About 4.5 miles into last year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Heather Wooderson knelt down beside an 18-inch by 24-inch color picture of her son, Army private first class Matthew Walker.

  • April 13, 2017

    Meb Keflezighi Dines with President Obama World Leaders at the White House

    Shortly after winning the 2014 Boston MarathonMeb Keflezighi received a call from President Barack Obama congratulating him on a job well done. Never did he imagine that he would receive a formal invitation to have dinner at the White House.

  • April 12, 2017

    wear blue run to remember

    In 2010, wear blue founder Lisa Hallett and 22 other women toed the start line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon for their very first race together. Many of them had recently lost husbands, fathers, and friends to the violence of war, including Lisa’s husband rel="noopener noreferrer" John. Today, wear blue: run to remember has more than 3,000 members worldwide, including active service members currently overseas. More than 200 participate each year at Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle.

  • April 03, 2017

    Runner Celebrates 70th Birthday at Rock n Roll Raleigh

    Paul Bloom sort of stumbled into running. Well, it started with a sprained ankle to be specific.

    Growing up, he played basketball and tennis. He continued with those sports into his 30s. Then he suffered the injury that changed the course of his athletic future.

  • March 28, 2017

    Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes Relishes Fame and Fun in San Francisco

    For many runners, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a special moment, a pivotal point in the annual United Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. But ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, well, he’s been there and done that on more than one occasion.

  • March 27, 2017

    Navy SEAL Veteran Runs Half Marathon on Behalf of Others

    For Navy SEAL veteran, Bill Foley, running the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon was more than conquering 13.1 miles – it was a tribute to honor fallen SEALs and their family. For every mile Bill ran, he took pride in knowing that he was doing this for others, raising over $2,500 for The Navy SEAL Foundation. 

  • March 20, 2017

    Ed Wilkinsons First 5k Following Heart Attack

    For over fifteen years, Ed Wilkinson considered himself a runner. However, a year ago he almost lost his life to a heart attack. Ed was determined to regain his health and pick up running again and complete the 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas 5k. Read how faith in God and perseverance led Ed to the finish line.

  • March 14, 2017

    Milestones The King of Rock n Roll

    HOW RUNNING LIKE “THE KING” BECAME A THING

    Over 20 years running, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made all kinds of history and perhaps no tradition has endured quite like the legacy of the Running Elvi.

  • March 13, 2017

    10-Year NFL Wide Receiver Donte Stallworth Runs His First Half Marathon

    When you are a former NFL wide receiver with 10 seasons in the league, your life has been measured by your hands and short bursts of acceleration. But on a bitterly cold Saturday morning in our nation’s capital, Donté Stallworth let his fast-twitch muscles rest and ran his first half marathon.

  • March 13, 2017

    A Couple That Runs Together, Stays Together

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

  • March 13, 2017

    This Runner Learned She Was Having a Baby Girl

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

    The history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is made of moments and milestones created by runners just like you. In honor of our 20th anniversary celebration, we invite runners to share their most memorable running moments with us.

    This is the story of Stephanie R. from Fort Sill, OK.

  • March 13, 2017

    Jeff Calene Conquers His 100th Rock n Roll Race

    The pain in Jeff Calene’s right ankle was excruciating.

    “It felt like a knife cutting through my ankle,” Calene recalls.

    The podiatrist he visited was not optimistic, telling Calene his ankle bones would have to be fused and that his days of running 5Ks and 10Ks were history.

  • February 25, 2017

    Why We Race

    You can tell when you’re racing that people have many different thoughts in their heads – maybe they have a goal time in mind or are running for a charity. How can you tell? Well, try doing something to see how they react. I say supportive statements like, “Hey, good job!” or “You’re almost there!” or “Keep pushing!” Judging by their responses, I have formulated that maybe not everyone is on the same page as me.

  • February 24, 2017

    Youll Never Believe What This Runner Pulled off for His Brothers Birthday

    OK. This is awesome. I have the pleasure of knowing Chris Heuisler — you might know him as the RunWestin Concierge (and if you don’t know him, you should follow him on Twitter at @RunWestin). While I know Chris is awesome, I have to say, I didn’t know he was a surprise-planning, life-changing mastermind. Check out what he did for his brother John’s 40th birthday.

  • February 21, 2017

    Running for Research Pediatric Cancer Survivor Krista

    Pediatric cancer survivor Krista Holmes joined the American Association for Cancer Research Runners for Research teamat the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia 5K in 2016 to support lifesaving cancer research.

    When she was initially diagnosed with cancer as a child, the survival rate was 50 percent and over the years, through research, the survival rate for this same cancer is now 80 percent. Krista initially got involved with AACR through her company and was immediately hooked with running for this important organization.

  • February 20, 2017

    Virginia Runner Sheds 89 Pounds for First Half Marathon

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

    The history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is made of moments and milestones created by runners just like you. In honor of our 20th anniversary celebration, we invite runners to share their most memorable running moments with us.

  • February 20, 2017

    How Road Races Unite Us

    “No other sport is as democratic as running.” ~Florence Griffith Joyner

    Road races have the ability to unite us as runners more than any other event. The reason? Literally almost anyone can sign up for these types of races and share in the same experience.

    Participants in road races share common goals — to put our training and will to the test, to give our best effort, and to finish strong. We all share the same course, begin at the same start line, and head to the same finish. We all get the same shirt and the same medal.

  • February 16, 2017

    My Pace is My Business

    I am one of the runners that you don’t typically hear about. I don’t win races or place in age groups. I sometimes finish the race dead last and even after the course time limit. I can barely run a full mile without stopping to walk. Running a full mile is a rarity in my world. I can count on one hand the number of times where I have run that nonstop mile.

  • February 14, 2017

    Near Death Experience Births Passion to Run

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

  • February 14, 2017

    10 Years Ago Today

    Where were you 10 years ago today?

    I can remember where I was like it was yesterday. 10 years ago today, I ran my 4th marathon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Going into the race, I had the 39th fastest marathon personal best in the field of 101 of the top marathoners in the world.  On paper, I had no shot at medaling in the race. However, I along with my coaches and teammates in Mammoth trained and  believed otherwise.  Weeks before the race, I wrote “MEDAL” on the date of August 29 in my 2004 calendar.

  • February 09, 2017

    Milestones The Champion

    Roger Craig ran his first marathon in 2004 at the event that spawned the Rock ‘n’ Roll running brandRock ‘n’ Roll San Diego. He finished in 4 hours, 9 minutes, eventually slicing his PR to 3:46.

    His log book includes 15 half marathons and 13 marathons. He runs five or six times a week and logs more than 2,500 miles by the end of the year.

  • February 07, 2017

    Gallery A Day in the Life of Meb Keflezighi

    What’s a typical day like for elite runner Meb Keflezighi? Leading up to Boston, the San Diego resident and defending Boston Marathon champion trains at altitude in Mammoth Lakes, California. Click through the photo gallery to see how Meb spends his time.

  • February 05, 2017

    Elite Running Mamas

    There are plenty of moms out there running these days, and every one of them understands how much the two can complement each other. It might mean some creative juggling to make the runs happen, but many running mothers wouldn’t have it any other way. No one understands this better than elites who are out there not only raising kids, but setting the tracks, trails and roads on fire.