Photo Gallery: 2018 Humana Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Weekend
Approximately 8,000 registered runners from age 12 to 83 took to the streets this weekend to participate in the 18th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of Virginia Beach. The best-in-class running event kicked off Saturday morning with a 5K and Mile on the Sand. The half marathon took place on Sunday, with runners from 46 states and 17 countries getting a first-class tour of Virginia Beach. Runners started on 14th and Pacific Streets (adjacent to Atlantic Fun Park), headed north on Pacific toward 31st Street (King Neptune statue) where runners turned south toward the Croatan Bridge and General Booth Blvd. before finishing on the boardwalk. The musically-themed road race celebrated the day’s accomplishments with the sounds of Grammy-Award winning reggae group, Steel Pulse as the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series headliner.
In the half marathon, Mike Morgan (Rochester Hills, Michigan) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:08:47. Mary Schneider (Monkton, Maryland) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:24:19.