After reading this press release that the San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon just sent out I think I may run a marathon. Ok, I've run plenty but this one sounds pretty fun.
On Sunday, June 1, 2008, the original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego begins a new decade as one of the world's premiere marathons. Produced by Elite Racing, Inc., the 11th annual event is known as a 26.2-mile block party with a live band at every mile along the course, hundreds of cheerleaders, themed water stations, and a post-race concert, which featured Seal in 2007.
Now is the time to set training plans and begin preparing for the entertaining fitness experience. For 20,000 runners and walkers, race weekend offers a unique opportunity to take an active vacation, accomplish personal goals, team up with friends and family, raise funds for charity or race like the King.
Rookie Marathoners Welcome
Running or walking a marathon is a great lifetime achievement and the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon's miles of scenery, entertainment and extensive on-course support has made it a favorite race for runners of all abilities, including first timers.
- About half of the participants running the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon are running their first marathon. Rookies are bound to meet many people with the same experience.
- Over 90 percent of the first-time marathoners said their experience at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon encouraged them to return to run another race in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series.
- The national number of runners has increased to 40 million. Now has never been a better time to join a race that is charged with group support and energy.
- More than 50 percent of Rock 'n' Roll Marathoners are female, making race weekend an ideal girl's getaway.
Registration and additional information is available at the race website.