Registration Opens for Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon
- Inaugural 13.1-mile race features live bands, entertainment
- Registration available at Competitor.com; Special pricing for first 500 registrants
Pittsburgh, PA – May 5, 2012 – The newest destination on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series calendar is off and running, with registration now available for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half Marathon. The race will debut on Sunday, August 4, 2013, taking runners from across the country on a musical 13.1 mile tour of one of America’s iconic cities.
In a unique mix of fitness and entertainment, Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh will feature live, local bands every mile of the course, enthusiastic cheerleaders and thousands of motivating spectators. Along the way, participants will journey past Pittsburgh’s most notable landmarks, unique neighborhoods and scenic riverfront.
Registration is now open at Competitor.com, with the first 500 people to sign up receiving a discounted price of $55. After that, registration will be priced at $75 through August 4, 2012.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Pittsburgh is a unique opportunity to showcase the city for visitors from across the country as not only as a great place for them to stay, but also as a true running destination,” said Dana Allen, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Competitor Group Inc. “We’re looking forward to creating an unforgettable race experience for thousands of runners next summer.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series now runs in 29 cities across the world, with events held in the U.S. and four international destinations. The events create a community wide celebration by combining on course entertainment with a finish line festival and post race concert. Past Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon concert headliners have included Cheap Trick, Blues Traveler, Pitbull, B-52s, Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, which will showcase the latest in running products and services with interactive clinics from fitness experts. Registration and route information will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit Competitor.com.