• 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.


     

  • April 06, 2017

    Tips on Tapering for a Marathon or Half Marathon

    Whether you’re planning to use a Rock ‘n’ Roll race as a PR attempt, a training run, a chance to tackle a new distance or a means to party your way through a travel destination, you might be able to relate to something the majority of us are going through: TAPER TIME! According to Runner’s World, the definition of tapering is as follows:

  • April 06, 2017

    Visitor Guide to Nashville

    Get excited to explore Music City with this Visitor Guide. Check out the insider tips, tricks and recommendations from our friends at Nashville Guru.

  • April 05, 2017

    Tips for a Successful Family Destination Race

    Any parent knows that the amount of preparing and planning for a race is completely different when children are involved. Even your own local races can sometimes be logistically challenging — from getting your kids up early, to perhaps finding a sitter, to maybe even planning on your family spectating the race. There are only so many local races in your hometown to run though, and it’s always a good idea to mix things up by traveling to unique places to run races. With varying terrain, weather and crowds, different cities can benefit runners of all types. Plus, what better way to experience a new location than on foot? However, when planning a destination race with children in tow, it’s good to do a little extra prep work — from picking the right race to planning for the weather (not only for yourself but also for your family as spectators).

    When we caught the running bug a while back, it was inevitable that we’d be traveling to races — something that can become a challenge with children. Here are a few tips for how to make a destination race fun for your loved ones (and for you to not feel so guilty about schlepping them all over a strange city).


     

  • April 03, 2017

    Runner Celebrates 70th Birthday at Rock n Roll Raleigh

    Paul Bloom sort of stumbled into running. Well, it started with a sprained ankle to be specific.

    Growing up, he played basketball and tennis. He continued with those sports into his 30s. Then he suffered the injury that changed the course of his athletic future.

  • March 30, 2017

    8 Tips to Rock your Next Destination

    Little did I know that my past life as a road warrior would help me prepare to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer. While I don’t travel as much for work now, I was able to take the knowledge gained from road warrior status to my 2016 Hall of Fame run, which took me all over North America.

     

  • March 28, 2017

    Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes Relishes Fame and Fun in San Francisco

    For many runners, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a special moment, a pivotal point in the annual United Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. But ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, well, he’s been there and done that on more than one occasion.

     

  • March 28, 2017

    Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes Relishes Fame and Fun in San Francisco

    For many runners, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is a special moment, a pivotal point in the annual United Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. But ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, well, he’s been there and done that on more than one occasion.

  • March 27, 2017

    Navy SEAL Veteran Runs Half Marathon on Behalf of Others

    For Navy SEAL veteran, Bill Foley, running the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon was more than conquering 13.1 miles – it was a tribute to honor fallen SEALs and their family. For every mile Bill ran, he took pride in knowing that he was doing this for others, raising over $2,500 for The Navy SEAL Foundation. 

     

  • March 27, 2017

    Navy SEAL Veteran Runs Half Marathon on Behalf of Others

    For Navy SEAL veteran, Bill Foley, running the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon was more than conquering 13.1 miles – it was a tribute to honor fallen SEALs and their family. For every mile Bill ran, he took pride in knowing that he was doing this for others, raising over $2,500 for The Navy SEAL Foundation. 

  • March 20, 2017

    Ed Wilkinsons First 5k Following Heart Attack

    For over fifteen years, Ed Wilkinson considered himself a runner. However, a year ago he almost lost his life to a heart attack. Ed was determined to regain his health and pick up running again and complete the 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas 5k. Read how faith in God and perseverance led Ed to the finish line. 

     

  • March 20, 2017

    Ed Wilkinsons First 5k Following Heart Attack

    For over fifteen years, Ed Wilkinson considered himself a runner. However, a year ago he almost lost his life to a heart attack. Ed was determined to regain his health and pick up running again and complete the 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas 5k. Read how faith in God and perseverance led Ed to the finish line.

  • March 18, 2017

    2017 Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Race Weekend

    Did you know the 2001 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach was our very half-marathon-only event? It helped to position 13.1 miles as a genuine and now hugely popular race distance. Held each year on Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the American Music Festival, the event features a three-day music festival, miles of music on course and a grand finish along the oceanfront Boardwalk.

  • March 17, 2017

    Two Training Mistakes You Want to Avoid

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 17, 2017

    The Secret of Tempo Training

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 17, 2017

    Hill Workouts Are Your Friends

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon rel="noopener noreferrer" & 1/2 for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!

  • March 16, 2017

    Method Approach to Uphill and Downhill Running

    Coach Paul Greer of the San Diego Track Club has been helping runners train for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 rel="noopener noreferrer" for 20 years running! In this series, we’ll feature tips, workouts and programs, courtesy of Coach, that will help you conquer your first or 100th marathon!