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Team V Goes the Distance for Cancer Research at Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Each Team V member raised a minimum of $500 for The V Foundation, with many going above and beyond and raising thousands individually. Net proceeds of funds raised by Team V runners will directly benefit cancer research and related programs. The V Foundation has awarded more than $115 million in research grants for all types of cancer to more than 100 institutions nationwide since it was founded by the late Jim Valvano in 1993.

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Himberger, Bretscher Win Rock ‘N’ Roll Raleigh

Tibo Vegh, Michelle Renee Langan won the half marathon races at the inaugural Raleigh event.

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Local Race Weekend Discounts

Show your bib out and about in Raleigh to receive the following special offers! Live and Local on Hillsborough – Check out the list of deals on Hillsborough Street! Live and Local on Hillsborough Street is a buy local initiative of the Hillsborough Street Business Improvement District and Live It Up! Raleigh. The annual spring…

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From Rock to Ragtime, Local Bands to Entertain Runners

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.”

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Help Is Here When You Need It

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Pace Team Information

Whether you want guidance finishing your first full or half, to have fun with a group or to set a personal record, the official Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Pace Team will get you there. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Pace Team will lead groups for the following finish times: Half Marathon: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15,…

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Your Pre-Race Course Tour is Here!

Half Marathon Course Tour Full Marathon Course Tour

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New Politics to Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Post-Race Party

After finding major success in the U.S. with their self-titled debut in 2010, the members of New Politics moved from their native Denmark to New York, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live and impressing fans on the road with their dynamic live shows. Their new album, A Bad Girl in Harlem, reflects their experience moving overseas and combines their original punk rock sound with a pop flavor. Hits like “Harlem” and “Tonight You’re Perfect” are already climbing radio charts and earning New Politics a place in the U.S. mainstream music scene.

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Schedule of Events

April 10 – 11, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Raleigh Convention Center, Halls B & C
Friday, April 10: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 11: 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Start Time: 7:00am
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