• February 22, 2017

    2016 Rock n Roll Arizona

    2016 marked an exciting race weekend in the state of Arizona. On Saturday evening, the Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime to advance to the NFC Championships, and on Sunday, more than 20,000 runners turned out for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.

  • February 22, 2017

    Indoor Training Tips To Boost Your Fitness

    When it’s cold outside, it’s hard to get outside to complete your long runs! Here are some Indoor Training Tips from Competitor.com, the official Magazine of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, to keep you training throughout those cold, snowy months.

  • February 22, 2017

    Altitude Training Tips

    Denver, aka the Mile High City, is located 5280 feet above sea level. Here are some altitude training tips to get you ready to take on Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon.

  • February 21, 2017

    Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

    Summer is now upon us, which means that many runners around the country are already hitting the roads running in three-digit temperatures. With the Institute of Medicine reporting that 75 percent of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, runners need to take extra measures to make sure to stay safe and healthy during the summer months. 

  • February 21, 2017

    10 Mental Tips to Push to 26.2

    You may have heard that the hardest part of running is the mental game — and I tend to agree. Your body has to be prepared, but as any seasoned runner can attest, if your head is not in the game, you’ll probably back out way before your muscles do.

  • February 21, 2017

    Shalane Flanagan: Philly Rips!

    Shalane Flanagan is an American distance runner who’s run in three Olympics, and has placed in races from Berlin to Boston…and everywhere in between! But what’s the one course she says “rips” because it’s so fast? Philly, of course! Shalane says the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is one of the fastest, flattest and most FUN courses you’ll find in the fall.

  • February 21, 2017

    Running for Research Pediatric Cancer Survivor Krista

    Pediatric cancer survivor Krista Holmes joined the American Association for Cancer Research Runners for Research teamat the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia 5K in 2016 to support lifesaving cancer research.

    When she was initially diagnosed with cancer as a child, the survival rate was 50 percent and over the years, through research, the survival rate for this same cancer is now 80 percent. Krista initially got involved with AACR through her company and was immediately hooked with running for this important organization.

  • February 21, 2017

    5 Podcasts For The Long Run

    We all have our favorite ways to pass the time during a run: music, thinking through our to-do lists, writing our next blog post or internal therapy for life’s day-to-day dilemmas. But have you ever listened to a podcast while running? I know what you’re thinking: monotonous voices reading a book that puts you to sleep – no thanks. That might have described audiotapes of the past, but podcasts have come a long way. Here are five that you should check out to keep you company on your next run.

  • February 21, 2017

    4 Ways To Make Sure You Get In That Yoga Workout

    One of the common misconceptions about yoga is that in order to “do” yoga, you have to go to a class. But that is not the case. Whether it’s five minutes or half an hour, there are ways you can easily fit yoga into your life, and it won’t require you to schlep all to way to the studio.

  • February 21, 2017

    10 Smells You Might Experience on a Run

    When you go out for a run, you never know what to expect. From funny pedestrians to different smells, you have to be ready for anything. Here are some of the good and bad smells that you might experience on a run.

  • February 21, 2017

    Fact or Fiction? All About Compression

    During the past few years, compression socks and leg sleeves have moved out of the medical world and into active sports. Elite athletes were first to pick up on the potential to assist in achieving optimum performance and quick recovery, but the average Joe and Jane runner may actually derive greater benefits from wearing compression gear.

  • February 21, 2017


    This 12-week half marathon training guide will help you cover 13.1 miles fitter and faster than ever.

    Whether you’re a new runner, a savvy veteran or somewhere in between, there is a good chance a half marathon is your favorite racing distance.

  • February 21, 2017

    2015 Rock and Roll Philadelphia

    Whether you were there in person or there in spirit, relive all of the best moments of the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, held Halloween weekend, by watching this awesome highlights video!

  • February 21, 2017

    2016 Rock and Roll San Francisco

    An ideal day for running with fog-shrouded skies and temperatures in the low-50s greeted more than 9,000 participants at the 2016 Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were the top finishers, breaking the tape in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 14 seconds, and 1:22:14, respectively.

  • February 21, 2017

    2016 Rock and Roll San Francisco Highlight Video

    Watch these highlights from the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco! More than 9,000 runners toured the streets and hills of San Francisco for this bucket-list race that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • February 21, 2017

    5 Ways to Train Through Pain

    We’ve all heard “No pain, no gain.” But the runner who plans to stay active throughout his or her lifetime should change the phrase to “No BRAIN, no gain.”

  • February 21, 2017

    Training Tips for Your Best Half Marathon

    Looking to push yourself this year, but need a little help? Check out these training tips from our favorite running coach, Mario Fraioli. His 13.1 steps will help you have a successful and enjoyable experience. You’ll be ready to ROCK your next half marathon in no time.

  • February 20, 2017

    Your Take: Worst Songs to Get Stuck in Your Head on a Run

    Music can make or break your workout. Powerful lyrics can propel you through the miles, while an annoying jingle can exacerbate your efforts.

  • February 20, 2017

    Virginia Runner Sheds 89 Pounds for First Half Marathon

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

    The history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is made of moments and milestones created by runners just like you. In honor of our 20th anniversary celebration, we invite runners to share their most memorable running moments with us.

  • February 20, 2017

    How Road Races Unite Us

    “No other sport is as democratic as running.” ~Florence Griffith Joyner

    Road races have the ability to unite us as runners more than any other event. The reason? Literally almost anyone can sign up for these types of races and share in the same experience.

    Participants in road races share common goals — to put our training and will to the test, to give our best effort, and to finish strong. We all share the same course, begin at the same start line, and head to the same finish. We all get the same shirt and the same medal.

  • February 20, 2017

    10 Best Post-Run Snacks to Refuel

    You’ve finished your long run or crossed the finish line of a long race. What should you grab to eat so you can start refueling?

  • February 19, 2017

    The Ideal Day for a Runner

    It’s 4:45 a.m. Your alarm hasn’t even gone off yet, and you are awake. This never happens. You actually don’t hate the idea of going out for a run

  • February 19, 2017

    The Scariest Animals to Encounter on a Run

    Running on the back roads of southwest Wisconsin (admittedly, sometimes at dusk), I am often afraid that some critter will come out of nowhere and attack me.

  • February 19, 2017

    Follow Through And Grasp Your Goals

    One of my weaknesses is following through with my running goals. Too many times I have planned out my intentions for entering as many races as possible, only to slack off with my training. 

  • February 18, 2017

    The Best Foods To Pack For Runners

    Runners who are training have appetites rivaling teenage boys, pregnant women, and black bears gearing up for hibernation. We can hardly last two hours without eating, never mind the typical hours of 9-5. Planning lunch should be a priority for every runner because a poorly timed or unhealthy lunch can wreck training.