• June 26, 2017

    Are You a Jaybird Lucky Finisher?

    You don’t have to be the toughest, or the fastest, you just have to be a lucky finisher in order to win some wireless Freedom’s from Jaybird. Finally an award for the rest of us!

  • June 26, 2017

    First-Time Marathoner Wins on Her Birthday

    When Shelby Mills was in high school, she sort of backed into running.

    “I just kind of figured I wasn’t good at anything else so I started running,” she said.

    Once she got going, she couldn’t stop.

  • June 21, 2017

    wear blue run to remember Honors Fallen Service Members

    As they crossed the finish line, Melissa Jasso, Marybeth Macias and Taylor Pelham ran hand-in-hand, arms held high. In Jasso’s right hand, she carried an American flag.

    All three women lost brothers who were killed in combat. And on Sunday morning in Seattle, all three wore matching shirts representing “wear blue: run to remember,” because they were competing for a cause, honoring the memories of those they’ve lost and others who made the ultimate sacrifice by running in the Alaska Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Marathon.

  • June 21, 2017

    Runner Honors Father-in-Law a Vietnam Veteran

    As Bryce Alber traveled the 13.1 miles across the 2017 Alaska Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon course, he was hoping for one thing.

    “I hope he’s looking down on me and he’s proud,” Alber said.

  • June 19, 2017

    Runner Shares His Journey with Disabled Children

    Peter Kline finished the Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon to round out a 100-mile weekend.

  • June 15, 2017

    Century Club Kamika Smith Ready for His 100th Rock n Roll Race

    Even among long-distance runners, who are known to dance to the beat of a different drummer, Kamika Smith is distinct.

    He’s a member of the 50 states marathon club. He ran seven half marathons on seven continents in 11 days. (It would have been seven halves on seven continents in seven days were it not for foul weather in Antarctica.)

  • June 09, 2017

    23 Legacy Runners to Participate in 40th AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

    They have been dubbed the Philly 23. They’re the 19 men and four women who have finished all 39 editions of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, formerly known as the Philadelphia Distance Run. Come September 17, they plan on making it 40 for 40.

     

  • June 07, 2017

    6 Marathon Tips for Success

    There’s no way to cheat on race day, but here are marathon and half marathon tips for success that will help increase the likelihood of you rocking on race day!

  • June 07, 2017

    5 Race-Week Tips

    Whether you’re a first-time runner or seasoned marathon runner, when it comes to race week, you want to be prepared either way. The following five race-week tips are simple reminders of things to be aware of to ensure you have the best marathon or half marathon experience.

  • June 06, 2017

    Harriette Thompson Sets New Record Oldest Woman to Finish a Half Marathon

    Moments after 94-year-old Harriette Thompson crossed the finish line at at the 2017 Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon, purple confetti blasted into the air.

  • June 05, 2017

    What is the Remix Challenge?

    This weekend I completed my first Rock ’n’ Roll Remix Challenge in San Diego!  

    What is the Remix Challenge?

  • May 31, 2017

    How to Set Realistic Goals

    To be successful (and happy) in running, it is important to set realistic goals, take one day at a time and enjoy the process. Check out these tips to help you get your goals off to the right start.

  • May 31, 2017

    Flat Runner Guide to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas

    Flat runner (noun): a photo taken by an ecstatic runner the night before a race, showing off the outfit and accessories to be worn the following day.

  • May 30, 2017

    How to Rock ‘n’ Run Brooklyn in 48 Hours

    Over the past decade, Brooklyn has been dubbed the “hipster” borough of New York City’s five areas, but it has held a long history of cultural significance to the East Coast well before ironic t-shirts and foodie havens were considered neighborhood staples.

  • May 24, 2017

    84 Legacy Runners to Participate in 20th Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego

    On June 4, 84 legacy runners from all different walks of life will be approaching the start line for their 20th straight Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, having participated every year since 1998.

  • May 19, 2017

    5 Tips to Survive Running in Rain

    Have you ever checked the weather forecast a few days before a race and cringed? Before the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville half marathon, I rarely checked the race-day weather. If it were raining, I would make sure I had a dark color shirt. 

  • May 17, 2017

    Keys to Running with Mental Toughness

    As a runner, how mentally tough are you? Mental toughness is something most of us would not even consider as part of our marathon training. There are seven key traits that define the champion’s mentality. These traits are resilience, focus, strength, preparation, vision, openness and trust.

  • May 17, 2017

    The Cali Combo Edition

    Back by popular demand, earn the ALL NEW Limited Edition Cali Combo Medal when you run 3 out of 4 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon or Half Marathon events in California!

  • May 17, 2017

    The Cali Combo Limited Edition Medal is Back for 2017

    Back by popular demand, earn the ALL NEW Limited Edition Cali Combo Medal when you run 3 out of 4 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon or Half Marathon events in California!

  • May 12, 2017

    Strategies for Success in a Half Marathon

    Running is the worst.

    OK, I realize that’s not really the best way to kick off a post about advice for running a half marathon, aka 13.1 miles.

    But growing up, I dreaded…loathed…and even avoided running as best I could. As the overweight kid in class, I became the master of excuses to get out of running — whether it was escaping “the mile test” in gym class or choosing to be the catcher of the softball team because…well, it required the least amount of running.

  • 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 12, 2017

    How to Rock n Run Chicago in 48 Hours

    Head to the Windy City, Chi-Town, the Best in the Midwest – however you refer to Chicago, it’s one of the greatest cities in the nation thanks to its unique mix of midwestern charm and big city vibes. Between the picturesque cityscapes, cultural attractions, local food, and weekend events, there’s no place quite like Chicago. Every year thousands pound the pavement for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 10K, and Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago 5K.

     

  • May 09, 2017

    How to Rock ‘n’ Run Arizona in 72 Hours

    The trifecta of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona comes together to create the ideal destination for a weekend getaway. Together, the three cities offer everything one could ask for during a fun Arizona trip with the family, a solo retreat, or a vacation with friends. Lush golf courses, luxury spas, diverse zoos, and renowned restaurants pepper the area and attract visitors from all over the country.

  • May 08, 2017

    How to Nail Race Day Nutrition and Hydration Infographic

    Congrats, you’ve signed up for a race! Now that you have something on the calendar, it’s time to push your mind and body to go that extra mile every week. Paired with physical training, nutrition is an important part of building your physical strength and energy. Good nutrition helps runners develop the mental and physical endurance they need for race day. It’s the fuel that keeps runners going strong, from start to finish line.

    It’s crucial for runners to understand what their body needs and how to replenish those needs. Make sure to continually fuel up while running to keep your energy level high. Gels and gummies are an easy and convenient source of energy during races. Find out what type of gels and gummies your body prefers by testing different ones during your training runs.

  • 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.