Organized by Competitor Group, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 550,000 runners taking part in events around the world every year.
Started in 1998, the simple idea of making running fun has transformed the U.S. running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike.
Today, the series of marathons and half marathons has spread to 30 destination cities, drawing visitors from around the world. Over the 19-year history of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, charity participants have raised more than $335 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo with numerous exhibitors offering samples and showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with headliners like Snoop Dogg, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, and FloRida.
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