2010 Event set for Sunday, October 17, Registration special for first 500 runners
January 12, 2010 – The Competitor Group (CGI) today announced that online registration has opened for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon and Half Marathon. The race, scheduled for Sunday, October 17, 2010, is expected to draw over 15,000 runners and will feature entertainment along every mile of the scenic course. The Mile High City will come alive with runners and spectators creating a community-wide celebration that culminates with a rockin’ post race celebration at the Finish Line Festival in Civic Center Park.
The 2010 event will utilize the existing Denver Marathon race course that begins in front of the State Capitol, and travels past many of Denver’s major landmarks including the Denver Public Library, Art Museum, Larimer Square, the Pepsi Center, Union Station and Coors Field, as well as City, Cheesman and Washington Parks. The course has little to no elevation change and is certified by USA Track & Field as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Online registration for the event is open at www.runrocknroll.com. The first 500 runners to register for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon can take advantage of special entry fees, which will offer registration for the half and full marathon events at $55 and $70, respectively.
“The majestic Rocky Mountain backdrop coupled with the area’s lush green parks makes the Denver marathon course a runner’s delight,” said Kari Logan, Event Director. “We look forward to welcoming many of our loyal rock ‘n’ roll alumni and offering a host of new runners the opportunity to challenge themselves in this fantastic destination.”
Event weekend will begin on Friday, October 15 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Colorado Convention Center. The free Expo, where all participants pick up their race number, t-shirt and timing tag, will feature up to 100 exhibitors with samples, the latest in running gear and sports apparel, and a full schedule of interactive clinics.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver is now part of a national series of fourteen musically themed marathons and half-marathons. Launched in 1998, the groundbreaking concept uniquely combines entertainment with a 26.2-mile road course. The series, which originated in San Diego, includes events in Phoenix, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, Virginia Beach, San Jose and San Antonio.
For more information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon, please log onto www.runrocknroll.com or call 800-311-1255. Information regarding the Rock ‘n’ Roll relay and Kids Race will be available soon.