• 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.

  • April 21, 2017

    Beat the Heat and Finish Your Race Strong

    So your race day is expected to be warm or humid. No need to fret! There are lots of things you can do to prepare yourself to be race-day ready so you can tackle the miles ahead, no sweat!

  • 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 13, 2017

    The Rock 'n' Roll Bad Run Bible

    I’ve been running Rock ‘n’ Roll races for a long time now. Ahhh the memories. The experiences. The highs. The lows. And one of the many things I’ve noticed, and loved, at Rock ‘n’ Roll races is how many new runners there are participating! Whether it’s someone’s first 5K, half marathon or marathon, I’m always so happy to be around such dedicated people.

    As you’re all aware, so much work goes into to training for a race. And as many of us are aware, there are going to be quite a few bad runs in a training cycle.

  • April 12, 2017

    6 Reasons to Volunteer

    Here are six reasons why you should consider supporting your running community and volunteer at a race near you!

    1. Stay connected to running.

      If you’re recovering from injury, in between races or simply looking for a stepping stone into the running sphere, volunteering helps connect you to the sport.

  • 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 10, 2017

    3 Tips for Adding Strength Training to Your Marathon Training

    The same year that I ran my first marathon, the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, I also did my first unassisted pull-up. In fact, these two fitness milestones took place within months of one another. While many people think that there are two main kinds of recreational athletes: those who pound the pavement and those who pump iron, I’ve found that my body performs and feels best when I combine the two.

  • April 08, 2017

    Sights n Sounds of the Raleigh Marathon

    I ran my 3rd Marathon on Sunday April 2nd in the 4th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon. Like comfort food, a warm quilt or a familiar accent, this race is home to me. I’ve run this race 4 years in a row. It was my first half marathon race. It was my first marathon race. And I think each time I’ve run this race it has been a PR or a first. This PR 4:25.04 and it was a blast.

    It may be the same hills every year, but the sights and sounds are new.


     

  • April 07, 2017

    How to Rock n Run San Diego in 48 Hours

    You can’t beat America’s Finest City in the beginning of June. The weather has hit the ideal sunny and 75 degrees, setting the stage for a perfect marathon event in Southern California. With the start line beginning in the city’s famed Balboa Park and the finish line ending up down by the bay, it’s no wonder this race is one of the year’s most popular.

    For San Diego first timers, there is an endless amount of activity available that keeps this city as one of the nation’s top destinations. But even if the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon tops your race list year after year, you’ll find that the city is also ever-changing, meaning there’s always something new to discover.

    Race weekend can fly by, especially since nearly one full day will be dedicated to the race. However, make the most of your 48 hours in the palm-tree landscape of SoCal by fitting a few of these “must dos” into your schedule.