Before the Race

Please visit the "Register" page for registration information.

Once you have completed your registration, you may confirm your registration by logging into MyEvents which contains all your ACTIVE.com purchases.

- Log into https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Your username will be the email address which you used to sign up
- Use the “Forgot My Password” link if needed
- Once logged in, you will see events which you have signed up for, thus confirming your registration. This page is country-specific so please do not be alarmed if registrations for races outside of the UK are not visible.

Note: If you were registered by another person, please use the below instructions to claim the registration:
- First create an ACTIVE.com account using the exact same name, email address, gender, and date of birth used when the person registered you. If this information does not match you will not be able to claim the registration.
- Then log into http://myevents.active.com.
- Make sure you have your unique Registration ID from the person who registered you

 

Pacers will be carrying a flag on their back showing the target time. There is no need to register in advance, just look out for your pacer in the corrals on race morning and join the pacer party!

Pace Groups offered include:

Marathon – 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30
Half Marathon – 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30; 2:45
Creating an ACTIVE.com Account:

- Go to www.active.com
- In upper right hand corner, click Sign Up
- Enter your Email Address (make sure this is the one you were registered under)
- Click Join Now
- Complete all required information
- Name, Email Address, Gender, and DOB must match your registration exactly
- Click Create My Account
- Log into MyEvents with the ACTIVE.com account you just created (https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries)
- Enter Registration Number (R-XXXXXXXX)into Claim Registration text box in the top right corner of the page
- The system will look to match your ACTIVE.com account information with your Registration ID, if all four points match (Name, Email, Gender, DOB) you will be prompted to claim the registration
- If no registration is found, please email us at [email protected].
You can submit 12 characters (including spaces) to be printed on your bib number when you register online on or before September 5, 2020. Simply type your message into the "Personalize your Bib" field during registration. Beware of using symbols as not all symbols will print correctly on bib numbers.

- Log into MyEvents at https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Find the race you wish to edit and select the red “Edit Registration” button
- Alter your bib personalization
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit “Continue” to save your changes
The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying speeds. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, along with other participants of similar running pace.

On or before September 5, 2020
If you would like to change your corral/predicted finish time for your race, simply follow these steps:

- Log into MyEvents at https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Find the race you wish to edit and select the red “Edit Registration” button
- Alter your predicted finish time
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit “Continue” to save your changes

After September 5, 2020
If your training has gone better than expected and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then proceed to the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.
Unfortunately entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or to another Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

Switching from a LONGER distance to a SHORTER distance

On or before September 5, 2020:
If you would like to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, please follow these steps:
- Log onto into MyEvents at https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Find the race for which you wish to change distance
- Click on the red “Change category” button
- Select the new distance
- Fill out the applicable registration questions
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit “Continue” to save your changes
- There is no charge to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance.

If you need further assistance please email: [email protected]

After September 5, 2020:
If you decide to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance that will take place on the same day as your current registration, please visit the “Solutions” table at the Expo to make this change.
If you decide to switch from a longer distance to the shorter distance that will take place on a different day of the Remix Challenge Weekend, please pick up your assigned bib number at the Expo and proceed to the “Solutions” table.


Switching from a SHORTER distance to a LONGER distance

On or before September 5, 2020:
To upgrade from a shorter distance to a longer distance, please follow these steps:
- Log onto into MyEvents at https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Find the race for which you wish to change distance
- Click on the red “Change category” button
- Select the new distance
- Fill out the applicable registration questions
- Complete the price difference payment and hit the red “Complete” button at the bottom of the payment page
- You will be charged the price difference when switch from a shorter to a longer distance but you will not be charged a change fee.


After September 5, 2020: 
If you would like to upgrade from a shorter distance to a longer distance, you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your assigned bib number and proceed to the “Solutions” table. You will be charged the appropriate fee based on the distance you are currently registered for and your desired distance.

If you would like to change your predicted finish time
- Log onto into MyEvents at https://myevents.active.com/RocknRollMarathonSeries
- Find the race for which you wish to change distance
- Click edit registration
- Enter your new predicted finish time
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and hit “Continue” to save your changes
- Please note: all changes must be made online before the 5th September

After September 5, 2020:
Pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and proceed to the Corral Change table to re re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, no corral change is needed so simply start in your desired corral on race day.

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or to another Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.
To earn the Remix Challenge medal, you must run the Saturday 5K AND one of the distances on Sunday (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 1 Mile). You will pick up your THIRD medal at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Tent after you exit the secure zone when you finish your Sunday race.
Register for each distance separately using the same name and date of birth and we will match your records.
You will find discounts from time to time on our social media pages, so make sure to give them a follow! 
Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following:

- Race number, official timing device, technical T-shirt  to be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo.
- Water, Sports Drink & Sport Gel along the course
- Refreshments and water at the start and finish lines
- Entertainment stages with live music and cheerleaders from start to finish
- Finisher’s medal when you cross the finish line
- Post Race Concert
- Downloadable finisher’s certificate post race
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon, 17 years old to participate in the Half Marathon, 15 years old for the 10K and 11 years old to participate in the 5K.

No dogs, in-line skates, strollers, skateboards, or bikes will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series courses are walker friendly. We just ask that all participants train in an effort to complete the course within the course time limit.
All Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons are certified courses and a “qualifier” for the Boston Marathon.
Please view the "Expo" page for packet pick-up times and location.
If you have not paid for postage, participants must attend the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, or Saturday to pick up their own race number, t-shirt and gear check bag. If you had not initially opted for your race packet to be posted, you can purchase this option by logging onto your Active account. Please note, this must be updated before 5th September. 
Check out the great hotel rates we have negotiated with our partner properties on our Travel page!
You can update your email preferences on Active.com.

Race Day

- Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
- Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
- If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Rock ‘n’ Roll events.
- You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 17 years old to participate in the Half Marathon and 15 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 11 years old to participate in the 5K.
- You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
- You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
- You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
- Race numbers are required to participate.
- No coaches, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
- Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

Please visit the "Transport" page for the most current parking and transportation information.
Please visit the "Road Closures" page for the most current information.
Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.
Gear will be arranged alphabetically near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.
In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.

At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.

By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.
To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

Marathon: 6 hours
Half Marathon: 3.5 hours
10K: 2hours 
5K: 1 hour

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:
- Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
- Board a sweep bus to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
- If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sweep bus. 
Information Booths will be positioned at the start to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth.

To claim a lost item after the event, please contact us at [email protected].
There are 11 hydration stations on the marathon course and 5 on the half marathon course.
All have bottled water, some have sports drink and some have SiS carb gels.
There are 9 First aid stations around the course – some of which are passed twice at different stages in the race.
Race timing is by MYLAPS using chip on the bib technology which will automatically record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. Sportstats will be using disposable tags, glued onto your race bib, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.Please Note: All participants in the race must wear their race bib with the tag intact in order to have their times recorded. No bib = no time! Please make sure the race bib is pinned at torso height at the front and is visible throughout the race.

Tips to guarantee your correct BibTag timing:
- Place the race number on the center of the chest so everyone can see your number. Don’t cover this number with a jacket or with your hands/arms when you run over the timing mats. Please pay attention when you use a (stop)watch on the start and finish mats.
- Never fold or damage this number. Especially on the location of the BibTag.
- Use four (4) safety pins on the corners of the number. Do not damage or perforate the BibTag.
- Do not remove the foam pad on the BibTag.
- If you own a personal MYLAPS ChampionChip, you can leave it on your shoe. It will not influence your BibTag timing.
To find out more about volunteering, please have a look at the "Volunteers" Page.
Download the RnR app which includes real time-runner tracking. Share this with your friends, family and fans so they can track your progress on race day.

Additional highlights of the app include:
- Participant times, paces, estimates and places in real-time
- Live Runner Tracking
- Interactive Course maps
- Push notifications as progress is made on course
- Event information and messaging
- Live Leaderboards
- Social sharing
Toilets are available at every hydration station.
There are 11 hydration stations on the marathon course and 5 on the half marathon course.
All have bottled water, some have sports drink and some have SiS carb gels.

After the Race

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone you can refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you can retrieve your gear bag and join family and friends for the Finish Line Festival.
Participants of all race distances (marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K), along with friends and family members, will be permitted to enter, free of charge. 
Top 3 overall male and females are excluded from the age-group awards, as well as Elite runners and can only receive one prize. Prize money is awarded according to Gun Time. 
All finishers will be able to download their finisher’s certificate on the Results page of the race website within 5-7 days after the event.
All finishers will be able to view and purchase their photos from the event on FinisherPix.
Please submit a results correction request and our timing company will look into your claim. Corrections will be updated on a weekly basis.
On race day, if the distance shown on your Forerunner is slightly more than the official race distance, it just means you weren’t cutting corners - quite literally. According to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) course measurement guidelines (pg. 20), a road race course is defined by the shortest possible route a runner could take without being disqualified. For most races, a certified measurer rides the course on a bike, staying near the curb and taking every available tangent. This ensures that all runners will run at least the declared race distance. After the race, if Forerunner shows that you ran a little farther, this just  accounts for extra steps you took to run around others participants, hit a water stop or stay to the middle or outside lane.
Participants of all race distances (marathon, half marathon and 1-mile), along with friends and family members, will be permitted to enter, free of charge. Stay tuned to the Entertainment page for all 2020 details
Lost items that were found and turned in will be returned to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series office after the event. Please allow 3-4 weeks for transit time and inventory. If you would like to follow up on a lost item, please contact us at [email protected].

Please Note: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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