Both the Half Marathon and Marathon courses have strict course time limits per the rules and regulations of the City of Raleigh. The Half Marathon has a time limit of 4 hours, and the Marathon has a time limit of 7 hours. The race will utilize a wave start, and the time limits will begin when…Read Full Story
With over 20 domestic Rock ‘n’ Roll events each year, the #CGISTAFF sure work up an appetite on race weekend. As runners, we’ve already done all the homework for your visit to Raleigh. Here are the top recommendations from staff and locals to help you make a swift decision when you’re tired and just plain…Read Full Story
Ever wonder who’s standing next to you in your corral at the start line, or cheering you on when you’re about to give up during a race? As runners we all have a story, a motivation to run whether it’s a personal challenge, to stay fit, bond with friends, raise money for charity, or work…Read Full Story
Final Information Below is everything you need to be prepared for Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon race weekend and make it to the start line with a smile. Make sure to join us on Facebook to connect with other participants and stay up to date with the event. Competitor.com will have coverage…Read Full Story
Bands that will play on course include Johnny Folsom 4, a Johnny Cash tribute band, the folk rock sounds of the String Peddlers, and Pork Chops and Ham Hocks, a popular local cover band. Tom Miller of the band Leeward Fate is familiar with the experience, having played on the course at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon the past 3 years. Leeward Fate will play at mile 13 on race day.
“One of our band members lives in Georgia so we jumped at the chance. Our home base is here in Raleigh and we were excited to hear the race was coming to this great city”, says Tom. “It’s a unique gig for sure and we really enjoy interacting with the runners and performing for such a lively, fun crowd.”Read Full Story
Two Years After Brain Aneurysm, Raleigh Runner Rejoins the Race On July 4, 2012, Hillary Lockemer did what she always did. She went on a run. The young doctor felt a sharp, quick pang in her head before heading out, but it went away. A few minutes into her run, she got dizzy. Suddenly she…Read Full Story