• November 16, 2017

    How to Rock n Run DC in 48 Hours

    A visit to the nation’s capital is on nearly everyone’s bucket list as DC is full of rich history, monumental attractions, and a thriving arts and culinary scene. The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, right around the time of cherry blossom season. While you’ll want to save your legs for race day, DC neighborhoods are walkable and also easy to access by bike or bus tour. There is plenty to do in DC that extends beyond the race weekend, which could mean a good time for an early spring break or extended weekend to the East Coast. And don’t forget to book through United Airlines to receive your exclusive Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon discount!

  • October 26, 2017

    Pacer Pays It Forward by Guiding Blind Runner at Rock n Roll Los Angeles

    By Mason Kelley

    For David Francis Jr., 2017 has been a year to help others. He started by working with his wife as she trained for her first half marathon. Then he worked with members of the Inland Empire Running Club to achieve their goals. For the past four months, he has been training with Regine Sediva, a lifelong runner who has been legally blind since birth.

  • October 16, 2017

    Remembering Harriette Thompson 1923 2017

    Harriette Thompson, a former Carnegie Hall concert pianist who beat cancer and became the oldest woman ever to run a marathon and half marathon, died Sunday, in Charlotte, N.C. She was 94.

    On Oct. 5, while delivering birthday gifts at her retirement community, Thompson fell backwards on concrete steps, fracturing her pelvis in two places and injuring her head. She passed away 10 days later.

  • October 11, 2017

    The Victory Lap

    Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his final game as a professional basketball player. Every fan who witnessed Kobe’s masterpiece knew they would never get to see the legend run the floor at The Staples Center again and Kobe’s performance did not disappoint.

  • October 02, 2017

    Local Eats | Raleigh Edition

    With over 20 domestic Rock ‘n’ Roll events each year, we sure work up an appetite on race weekend. As runners, we’ve already done all the homework for your visit to Raleigh. Here are the top recommendations from staff and locals to help you make a swift decision when you’re tired and just plain ol’ Rungry!

  • September 27, 2017

    Galen Rupp Dominates Philadelphia

    In his first ever Philadelphia race, starting and finishing near the iconic Philadelphia Art Museum concrete steps made famous by Rocky, Rupp delivered a knockout, winning in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds.

  • September 27, 2017

    Lorraine Cephus is all of 87 Years Young and More

    Lorraine Cephus, all of 87 years young, was being escorted from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Finish Line to the VIP tent. A metal barrier was shoved aside. A woman pointed out cables, telling Cephus to watch her step.

  • September 27, 2017

    The Big 5-0 for Gretchen Schoenstein

    Gretchen Schoenstein busted out a black Sharpie and on her left calf scribbled “50th.” On her right calf she jotted “RnR Half.”

    The woman who grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in California ran her 50th Rock ‘n Roll half at the 40th American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.

  • September 27, 2017

    Toting the American Flag

    Nathanael Dillard was easy to spot at the 40th American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. He was the gentleman proudly carrying a 2½-foot by 4-foot American flag.

  • September 25, 2017

    Running in his Fathers Memory

    Jeffrey Kummeth was 9 years old when his father, Greg, died of cancer. Father and son were close. Greg pitched batting practice to Jeffrey. He was his Boy Scouts troop leader. They shared a fascination with trains, loving to stop and count the cars.

  • September 22, 2017

    The Ultimate Race Weekend Checklist

    Are you someone who leaves packing to the last minute? Or do you prepare days in advance and double check everything in your bags before leaving the house? Whatever your packing style might be, we have the ultimate marathon checklist to help make sure you don’t forget a thing on race day, whether you’re running a marathon or a half marathon.

  • September 16, 2017

    Galen Rupp Takes on the AACR Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

    For all Galen Rupp has accomplished running at a very brisk pace from Point A to Point B – three-time Olympian, two-time Olympic medalist, too many U.S. records to count – there are a couple things Rupp has not pulled off on two feet.

  • September 13, 2017

    What to Do When Visiting Montreal

    Traveling to Montreal for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Montreal Marathon, runners will enjoy all the experiences that Rock ‘n’ Roll events have to offer pre- and post-race with the bonus of seeing some of the sites and heritage of this beautiful city.

     

  • September 12, 2017

    My Return to New Orleans – Thanks to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

    As Hurricane Harvey wreaks devastation on many communities throughout Texas, I can’t help but flash back to Katrina and how she left New Orleans in total havoc, almost exactly 12 years ago in 2005. I visited New Orleans in 2007, and much of the city was still in shambles. Home sites that were a heap of rubble, torn down but left to rot. Rats that were larger than my house cats, running rampant through the streets, along the shelves of convenience stores and behind the scenes in many restaurant kitchens. Feral cats had been released at some point in an attempt to control the rat population; however, the rats outgrew those feral cats. Bourbon Street was about the only thing “happening” in town. But the bars and restaurants along that strip were eroded and dingy, and the floors were sticky. It reminded me of college days long gone, where my feet would stick to the floor at fraternity parties. Bourbon Street was one big frat party in 2005. A frat party with strip clubs. About every second or third storefront in those days had women, partially clothed, standing in the doorway, soliciting visitors. I can’t say I was impressed. Our short trip was too long, and I vowed never to return to New Orleans.

     

  • September 07, 2017

    How to Rock ‘n’ Run Los Angeles in 48 Hours

    Los Angeles is a trend-setting metropolis with star power that attracts visitors from across the globe. While L.A. is aptly named the entertainment capital of the world, don’t let the bright lights of Hollywood distract you from all this sprawling city has to offer. This cultural mecca has more theatres and museums than any city in the nation. Catch some rays along the 75 miles of iconic coastline stretching from Malibu to Long Beach. Shop among the rich and famous at the chic boutiques on Rodeo Drive. Stroll through some of its lively and diverse neighborhoods. End the day at the Griffith Observatory with a different kind of star-gazing.

  • September 07, 2017

    Exploring Northern California

    Join us as we celebrate our 20 years running, and satisfy your wanderlust by making San Jose the destination for your next Rock ‘n’ Roll Race Weekend. Race to the finish line as you get inspired knowing you’re surrounded by the minds at eBay, Cisco, PayPal, and Adobe. San Jose’s vibrant downtown district and diverse food scene, as well as its incredible hiking and thrilling theme parks, attract visitors from all walks of life. The heart of Silicon Valley may be what brings you to Northern California, but it doesn’t mean your trip has to come to an end. There are many spectacular NorCal destinations within a few hours’ drive from San Jose, so continue exploring, one mile at a time.

     

  • August 31, 2017

    What to Expect When Visiting Dallas

    They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas is no exception. In addition to a rockin’ course, what else can you expect in the Big D?

  • August 31, 2017

    Reasons to Run with Rock n Roll

    Running was something I never really gave a chance in the beginning. It was my least favorite workout. I’d run for a few seconds, be super exhausted, and call it a day. I had more excuses than reasons to run.

  • August 17, 2017

    Reasons to Run 9 Half Marathons with Rock n Roll

    I went a little crazy last year.

    It happened so gradually I didn’t see the madness seeping in.

  • August 15, 2017

    How to Rock ‘n’ Run San Jose in 48 Hours

    Do you know the way to San Jose? For those from the NorCal area, this city is known best as being home to tech mecca, Silicon Valley. But it’s not only a place where technology and education thrive! San Jose also boasts some of the best cultural attractions in the state, and its proximity to San Francisco, Big Sur, Monterey, and Napa Valley makes it a top tourist destination for many.

  • August 14, 2017

    Twelve Half Marathons in Twelve Months

    In 2012 I set a pretty big running goal for myself. I’d been running road races for about five years – long enough to have tried every distance from the 5K to the marathon more than once – and realized my true distance love was the 13.1. What better way to celebrate my affection for the half marathon – I thought to myself while out on a run one morning in November of 2011 when I came up with this idea – than to run twelve half marathons in twelve months in the year 2012? And so the seed was planted, and the race scheduling began.

  • August 14, 2017

    How to Train for a Remix Challenge

    Race challenges have quickly become an integral part of the running community. Runners can push themselves beyond the constraints of a typical race event, testing their limits over miles, days or even hours.

  • August 14, 2017

    Michelob Ultra Rookies

    A bet, a beer, and a bowtie

  • August 14, 2017

    Runching 101

    It happens to the best of us. Your training plan says you need to run X miles for the day, but you have COMMITMENTS: an early morning meeting at work and dinner plans with friends in the evening. Your only option is to set your alarm for the cringeworthy hour of 4am — or is it? I’m telling y’all — runching is the solution!

  • August 11, 2017

    New Orleans VIP Experience

    The VIP experience at a Rock ‘n’ Roll race is not to be missed. The problem is, now I am spoiled and want VIP at every race! Check out my Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans VIP experience, but please note not all experiences are exactly the same or offer the same amenities.