Pasadena Headline Concert Announcement!
Sugar Ray to Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon benefiting Cure Mito
Southern California Sounds of Triple-Platinum Rock Band to Highlight Inaugural Event; Race Registration Available At Competitor.com
Pasadena, CA (January 13, 2012) – The Rose Bowl will host a rocking weekend in February as Sugar Ray takes the stage as the headliner for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon benefiting Cure Mito on Sunday, February 19, 2012. The post-race concert will take place at the finish line festival outside the Rose Bowl, immediately following the race.
“Our inaugural Pasadena event is going to be a true Rock ‘n’ Roll experience,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, VP, Event Management “Sugar Ray is an entertaining, vibrant group, and they’re the perfect fit to keep the party going while celebrating our participants’ achievements. We are thrilled to have them perform at our post-race concert this year.”
Known for their unique combination of sunny pop, combined with funky hip-hop and reggae, Sugar Ray hit the mainstream in a big way with their second album, Floored and the smash hit “Fly,” which went double platinum. The band’s next album, 14:59, was an even bigger success, going triple platinum with songs like “Every Morning” and “Someday.” To date, Sugar Ray has sold more than 8 million records worldwide and is set to release a new album this summer.
Runners will tour the city as the sounds of live, local bands playing along the course motivate and entertain. Enthusiastic cheerleaders and thousands of spectators will also join in, making the 13.1 mile distance unlike any other race experience.
The race will start and finish at the iconic Rose Bowl, passing over the Colorado Bridge, through Old Town Pasadena and around the Brookside Golf Course. Runners will enjoy the sights of numerous scenic landmarks, including the Tournament House, the Norton Simon Museum and more. After crossing the finish line, runners will join family and friends to celebrate their accomplishment at the finish line festival and Sugar Ray concert.
Race weekend will begin Friday, February 17 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. The Expo, which will be free and open to the public, will showcase the latest in running products and services with interactive clinics from fitness experts.
For more information, please visit Competitor.com.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena
A Competitor event, the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon benefiting CureMito will debut on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Live bands and cheerleaders will entertain participants along every mile of the scenic course, which starts at the iconic Rose Bowl and travels past many of city’s historic landmarks. The race concludes with a finish line festival and headliner concert.
A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18. The free expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products. Online registration for the event is open at Competitor.com.
CureMito is a non-profit 501c3 charity composed of a partnership between the families of children with mitochondrial functional disorders and the business community. Although an independent organization, we have strong connections to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Our mission is to establish and support a local center of excellence for the innovative research, treatment and education in mitochondrial disease and functional disorders. The foundation’s vision is to enable families affected by mitochondrial dysautonomia and functional disorders to benefit from the clinical treatment and laboratory research provided by Dr. Boles and his colleagues and to raise money for the research needed to improve these existing treatments. For more information or to sign up for Team Mito, visit http://curemito.org/contact/.
- Sunday, February 16, 2014
- Half Marathon: TBD
- Mini Marathon: TBD
Looped course with start and finish at the Rose Bowl. Scenic route passing through Old Town Pasadena