• December 09, 2016

    Meet ‘n’ Greet the Staff | Caitlyn Pilkington

    Before reaching the start line, teams of people never cease to work behind the scenes to deliver you the Rock ‘n’ Roll experience. So who are those people providing essential training tips, creating content that inspires, managing charity partnerships, and rising early to greet you on race day?

  • June 03, 2016

    U.S. Postal Worker Participates in 100th Rock ‘n’ Roll Event

    By weekday, Kevin Gonzalez is your loyal U.S. Postal Service carrier, darting in and out of his truck, delivering catalogues, bills, brochures, letters and junk mail along his Florida route. By weekend, Gonzalez morphs into a globe-trotting, race-walking travel junkie, heel-striking his way anywhere and everywhere the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series travels.

  • February 19, 2016

    Meb Keflezighi Makes 4th Olympic Team

    Coming into the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles, Calif., Meb Keflezighi wasn’t just the oldest runner in the field. Out of the 162 men who started, he also came into the race with the fastest qualifying time. Prior to the Trials, Meb’s most recent race was a seventh-place finish rel="noopener noreferrer" at the 2015 New York City Marathon in November.

  • February 14, 2016

    2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

    This past Saturday was monumental for the sport of running in the United States. Not only was it the first time in history that the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials would air live on national television, but it was also the first event that would conclude with the naming of the 2016 Olympians. Temperatures were nearly double of the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials’ 40-degree-weather, adding another element to the 26.2-mile battle that ensued on the streets of Los Angeles.

  • February 06, 2016

    Chasing Rio: Meb Keflezighi’s Road to the 2016 Olympics

    The road to the Olympics is a long one for all. Stay up to date as we follow our own VP of Running, Meb Keflezighi, on his quest for a fourth Olympics!

     

  • February 06, 2016

    2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: Run Down

    Since 1896, the summer Olympics occur, every four years, in a different host country each time. At the first modern Olympics held in Athens, Greece, 14 countries partook in the games. This summer, when the Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 204 countries will be competing.

     

  • January 29, 2016

    WHAT ROCKED 2015 | We Asked, You Voted

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series had an epic 2015 full of Miles, Music, Medals and Moments that ROCKED! But as the 2015 tour concluded we asked ourselves, “What rocked the most?” So many amazing event cities, even more medals, the music, the moments! It was all too much. We had no idea how to determine, WHAT ROCKED 2015.

     

  • July 25, 2015

    Julie Weiss Marathon Goddess

    Meet Julie Weiss, also known as Marathon Goddess, the woman who ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. She accomplished this feat after her father passed away from stage 4 pancreatic cancer, only 35 days after being diagnosed.

     

  • June 10, 2015

    Full House Star Andrea Barber Talks Running

    The Tanners couldn’t get rid of famously ditzy Kimmy Gibbler. Andrea Barber, the actress and runner who plays Kimmy, will be making her way back into your living room with Netflix’s new Fuller House, a spin-off of the 90s hit Full House, set to air spring 2016

     

  • June 01, 2015

    92-Year-Old Becomes Oldest Female Marathon Finisher

    For even the most elite athletes, crossing the finish line of a marathon is no easy task, but for Harriette Thompson, completing the 26.2-mile endeavor at Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego put her in the record books. Thompson, 92, accomplished the task in 7 hours and 24 minutes, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

     

  • April 02, 2015

    Age is But a Number Running Keeps San Francisco Venture Capitalist Feeling Young

    You get the feeling Neal Dempsey might be a bit of a success story after Googling his name. The first links that pop up are Neal Dempsey/net worth, followed by Neal Dempsey/Forbes.

     

  • December 02, 2014

    John “The Penguin” Bingham

    After 16 years, Rock ‘n’ Roll announcer and running icon, John “The Penguin” Bingham, retired after the 2014 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon race weekend.

     

  • November 07, 2014

    Do You Have a Runner’s Body?

    The area where I typically run is always teeming with walkers, cyclists and runners. Each of those categories is filled with people of all body types.

     

  • September 30, 2014

    What Does It Mean to Be A “Real” Runner?

    I never considered myself a runner. Growing up, I never participated in high school track. I never ran for fun — in fact, I never even enjoyed running. Sure, I played high school softball and considered myself pretty active, but a runner? A real runner?

     

  • August 21, 2014

    9 Reasons I Became a Runner

    We all started somewhere. From the runner you read about in articles or see on television, to the person you run with on the weekends or stand beside when the gun goes off, each of us has a first chapter.

  • June 06, 2014

    Debbie Jett Only Had a 40% Chance of Living

    What if someone told you that you had only a 40% chance of living? When 45 year old Debbie Jett was diagnosed with advanced stage III Colon Cancer in 2008, things couldn’t get much worse.

  • June 02, 2014

    Congratulations to Harriette Thompson | 91 Year Old World Record Breaker

    We are truly humbled by Harriette Thompson, who finished the Marathon in 7:07:42, a world record for the fastest marathon by a woman 90 years or older and the second oldest marathon finisher in U.S. history at the 2015 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. To date, Harriette has raised over $90,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. Read more about her inspiring finish or donate to her cause.

  • May 31, 2014

    Doctor Dribble Makes His Rebound

    From San Diego to New York, Miami to Seattle and many paved roads in between, Darren Weissman has dribbled his way into running lore. Better known by his stage name “Doctor Dribble,” Weissman, 32, covered five marathons and 11 half marathons in 2013, bouncing two basketballs from start to finish.

  • April 01, 2014

    Two Years After Brain Aneurysm Raleigh, Runner Rejoins the Race

    On July 4, 2012, Hillary Lockemer did what she always did. She went on a run. The young doctor felt a sharp, quick pang in her head before heading out, but it went away. A few minutes into her run, she got dizzy. Suddenly she felt “the walls closing in” and collapsed face first on the sidewalk.

  • March 06, 2014

    Virginia Man Runs in Honor of Girlfriend’s Leukemia Battle

    Andrew Scharf had started running again. He was in good shape and glad to get back to a daily physical challenge.

    “I could never run long distances,” Scharf said, “so when I started running again, I ran to stay healthy, to clear my head, and I gave myself a goal.”

  • February 24, 2014

    The Ultimate Marathon Couple

    Meet Susan and Ron Carino, the ultimate marathon couple.

    It all started as a couple of items on Ron’s bucket list:

    1. Complete a marathon.
    2. Have a meal in all 50 states.

  • February 14, 2014

    Motivation From Black Girls Run

    LaTia Barrett’s health had long taken a backseat, and she was overweight most of her life. In 2007, she was forced to confront her wellbeing after being hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in her leg. Further testing revealed she had lupus, a chronic, potentially fatal illness with no cure.

  • November 05, 2013

    To the Finish Line and Beyond

    Every Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event brings thousands of participants to our start lines from all walks of life, and each individual has a different story

  • August 13, 2013

    Bracing for the Run

    For retired veteran Joseph Baker, running is second nature. During his career in the military, Joseph was deployed overseas in Iraq and stationed at various bases across the United States, including Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Running was not only part of Joseph’s daily training, but also a meaningful activity outside of his required workout schedule.

    After retiring from active duty, Joseph continued to run but was plagued by knee pain from the constant impact he took on over the years. Determined to get back in shape, he enlisted his wife Regina as a running partner. The runs quickly became a workout to which Joseph and Regina looked forward. They began to set mini-milestones, leading to the 2011 Go St. Louis Marathon. “We signed up…trained…and ran. This was by far the best time I have ever had running…not because I like running, but because I loved running with my wife.”


     

  • May 16, 2013

    Runner Feature: Norberto Roman – Clarksville, TN

    Norberto Roman, a disabled war veteran, was diagnosed with severe lung conditions due to exposure from sulfur fires and burn pits after serving two tours in Iraq. He was told that it would be difficult for him to run more than 2 miles, but was determined debunk this theory. He started running and set his sights to run 13.1.