Vince Neil to Rock the Runners in San Antonio
30,000 runners expected; Registration still open at Competitor.com
San Antonio, TX – September 9, 2011 – He’s lived it, performed it, and decades later still embodies all that is Rock ‘n’ Roll. On Sunday, November 13, Vince Neil will bring his hard rocking sound to a crowd of 30,000 runners at the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
As frontman for Mötley Crüe, Vince’s unmistakable voice leads some of the band’s most well-known hits, including “Shout At The Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol Situation,” and the recent “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance. In addition to selling 80 million records around the world with Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil began his career as a solo artist in 1993 and released a new album, Tattoos & Tequila this summer.
The album features “Another Bad Day,” which was originally written by Nikki Sixx for Mötley Crüe’s release of New Tattoo in 2000 and just missed the cut. “Mötley Crüe recorded ‘Another Bad Day’ many years ago and I thought it was one of the best ballads we’d ever done,” said Neil. “When it got voted off of New Tattoo by the rest of Mötley, I held onto it waiting for the right time to dust it off,”
Neil will take the stage following a scenic running tour of San Antonio and an exciting finish at the Alamodome. The race will start downtown on the corner of Alamo and Market Street, adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Runners will then head east down Market Street, past the historic Alamo, and then up North St. Mary’s Street to McCullough Avenue through the King William Historic District.
“The community here has really embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio and we’re thrilled to line up such a great post-race celebration for all our participants,” said Kim Messey, Event Director. “There’s no question that Rock ‘n’ Roll will be front and center on race day with Vince Neil performing at the finish line.”
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio returns for its 4th year and benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Forty-five live bands and dozens of cheerleading teams will line the 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses, providing motivation and entertainment all the way to the finish line. Race weekend kicks off with a Health & Fitness Expo presented by Power Balance, featuring the latest in nutrition, running gear and interactive clinics with top running experts and athletes.
For more information, including registration, visit Competitor.com