Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:11:59 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 Join in on the Excitement of 2015! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/usa/join-excitement-2015_75502 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/usa/join-excitement-2015_75502#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:21:32 +0000 mmak http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75502 *Online code is valid until August 1, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Discount is valid for Full and Half Marathon only.

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Inaugural #RNRVAN Swag http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/vancouver/inaugural-rnrvan-swag_75494 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/vancouver/inaugural-rnrvan-swag_75494#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:52:18 +0000 cmichel http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75494 All Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Participants will receive this Brooks long sleeve tech tee!  

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All Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Participants will receive this Brooks long sleeve tech tee!

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Competitor Group Names Meb VP of Running http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/competitor-group-names-meb-vp-running_75471 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/competitor-group-names-meb-vp-running_75471#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:37:27 +0000 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75471 With more than 22 U.S. National Championships and a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, Meb is ideally suited to develop CGI’s training content as well as directly contribute to the company’s overall growth in the running industry.

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2014 Boston Marathon Champion has new office in San Diego Headquarters

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 10, 2014 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced that Meb Keflezighi has been named Vice President of Running, effective immediately. With more than 22 U.S. National Championships and a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, Meb is ideally suited to develop CGI’s training content as well as directly contribute to the company’s overall growth in the running industry.

“I am thrilled to join the CGI team at such an exciting time of growth,” said Meb, who was the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in more than 30 years. “Now that I’ve relocated back to San Diego from Mammoth Lakes, I look forward to working with everyone at CGI and sharing my story and my love for our sport with so many runners around the world. I’m excited to work with the talented staff at CGI to develop training plans and social media content to help millions of runners ‘Run to Win’ – which doesn’t always mean first place, it means getting the best out of yourself.”

With his historic win at the Boston Marathon this year, Meb sealed his legacy as one of the world’s greatest distance runners. In 2009 he became the first American man to win the New York City Marathon since 1982, which was the first marathon victory of his career. In his role as VP of Running, Meb will be responsible for developing content for the Competitor brand, supporting CGI’s sponsorship sales team and making appearances at the company’s world-class events.

“Meb’s appointment as VP of Running is another tremendous milestone for CGI. We were looking for someone with energy, experience and a passion for the sport to power CGI to higher levels of success. We are confident that Meb’s proven ability to inspire and motivate runners of all levels will get us there,” said David Abeles, Chief Executive Officer of CGI, whose office is located next to Meb. “We’re pleased to welcome him to our team, where he will play a key role working with our event managers, developing training content, interacting with our runners at Rock ‘n’ Roll events, creating social media promotions and much more. It is critical that we are completely authentic in everything we do in running and who better to ensure that than Meb, one of the most unique people and authentic runners the world has ever seen.”

San Diego-based CGI is the world’s largest media and event company in the active lifestyle industry, with a total monthly magazine circulation of more than 700,000 and world-class events in 30 major markets around the world with more than 500,000 participants annually. CGI’s event brands include the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Women’s Running Series.

Meb is a graduate of UCLA where he won four NCAA championships competing for the UCLA Bruins track and field team. After fleeing war-torn Enitrea, Meb’s family settled in San Diego in 1987, living alongside Balboa Park where he captured two California state track titles while attending San Diego High School.

He and his wife, Yordanos, currently reside in Mission Hills with their three daughters. To reach Meb, email meb@competitorgroup.com.

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Beginner’s Training http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/beginners-training_75423 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/beginners-training_75423#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:00:21 +0000 Ashley Swapp http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75423 If you’re into half marathons, you’re in luck; San Jose is coming in October! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival San Jose  is a great race to complete, whether it’s your first half marathon or one of many! San Jose is one of the new Running Festival weekends; featuring two days of running and more...

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If you’re into half marathons, you’re in luck; San Jose is coming in October! The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival San

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Jose  is a great race to complete, whether it’s your first half marathon or one of many! San Jose is one of the new

Running Festival weekends; featuring two days of running and more bling. The race takes runners through the hear

t of downtown San Jose with bands, cheer squads and plenty of excitement. San Jose is so close to neighboring cities

like Santa Cruz and San Francisco, it makes for the perfect excuse to plan a vacation around the race (that’s what I’m doing!).

I’m back to minimal miles after a brief hiatus from running and am excited to be prepping for San Jose. With about 9-10 weeks to race day, it’s perfect for anyone looking to do their first race come fall. Make sure you have been exercising regularly and are given the okay from your doctor before following any training program.

Join me in prepping! Sign up for the race here. Follow me on Instagram and/or my blog. Here’s my plan or here’s a great one from Competitor.com.

 

Let’s go to San Jose!

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Today’s post was written by Rock ‘n’ Blog member Pia! Follow her on Twitter at @wandersandiego, and check out her other Rock Blog posts:

 

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Beat the Heat! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/beat-heat_75404 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/beat-heat_75404#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:08:16 +0000 Ashley Swapp http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75404 It’s summer and it’s hot. Heat is mighty powerful and all us movers, shakers and runners have to be especially careful to make sure while we’re running to our heart’s desires, we’re also staying well hydrated, healthy and safe. The different possible consequences of heat and sun exposure can be avoided with a little planning...

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It’s summer and it’s hot. Heat is mighty powerful and all us movers, shakers and runners have to be especially careful to make sure while we’re running to our heart’s desires, we’re also staying well hydrated, healthy and safe.

The different possible consequences of heat and sun exposure can be avoided with a little planning and a lot of listening to your body. Here are some tips to make sure you stay safe this summer and beat the heat.

  • Run early morning or late evening. It’s best to avoid direct prolonged sun exposure between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take advantage of early morning or late evening for cooler temperatures as well.
  • Stay hydrated. Vital! We all need to stay well hydrated to the tunes of at least half our body weight in ounces (aka for someone 150 lbs, at least 75 ounces or a little more than 8 cups of water daily). That’s minimum. With running and hotter temperatures, make sure you up that total!
  • Wear sunscreen, especially if you are out and about during the more dangerous sun exposure hours of the day (10am-4pm).  If you’re running, wear sweat-proof sunscreen and go for the most natural form of UV protection.
  • Run cooler routes. We all have run spots that are cooler than others. I’m in San Diego so cooler runs for me are closer to downtown and the ocean (rather than the 20 minutes east of downtown where I am).
  • Modify your training plans during the summer. They don’t say build your miles in spring for nothing. If you’re trying to push yourself a lot this summer, be ok with taking it easy and modifying plans. Which brings us to the last and most important tip of all:
  • Listen to your body. Every single day is different with our bodies. So many factors affect how we feel: what we eat, temperatures, how much we sleep, if we have a tiff with our spouses, etc. Some days we’ll have extraordinary amounts of energy and others we won’t. Those less than ideal days make us more susceptible to the consequences of extra heat exposure. Be aware of your body and if you don’t feel like doing something, don’t.

Today’s post was written by Rock ‘n’ Blog member Pia! Follow her on Twitter at @wandersandiego, and check out her other Rock Blog post, 4 Recipes Inspired by #RnRSD!

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Partner http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/denver/racekids-official-rock-n-roll-daycare-day-camp-partner_75398 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/denver/racekids-official-rock-n-roll-daycare-day-camp-partner_75398#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:12:21 +0000 jwilson http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75398 RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our Tour Stops including Denver! RaceKids is an action-packed day camp for children 2-12, in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site expo daycare...

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our Tour Stops including Denver! RaceKids is an action-packed day camp for children 2-12, in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site expo daycare is also available. The first 25 registrants who use code RKDENVER25 will receive 25% OFF registration! Register today!

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Available http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/san-antonio/racekids-official-rock-n-roll-daycare-day-camp-available_75388 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/san-antonio/racekids-official-rock-n-roll-daycare-day-camp-available_75388#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:36:58 +0000 James Longhini http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75388 RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our Tour Stops including San Antonio! RaceKids is an action-packed day camp for children 2-12, in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site expo...

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RaceKids, the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Daycare and Day Camp Partner, is now available at a number of our Tour Stops including San Antonio! RaceKids is an action-packed day camp for children 2-12, in a safe environment close to the start/finish. Now your kids can have their own awesome experience while you race. On-site expo daycare is also available.

The first 25 registrants who use code RKSA25 will receive 25% OFF registration!

Register Today!

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Introducting “The Beat” http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/introducting-beat_75340 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/introducting-beat_75340#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:11:15 +0000 Webmaster http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75340 The Beat is your insider resource for updates from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, including in-depth case studies of successful activations by our partners, news and announcements about the Series and industry updates. Our mission is to inspire and enable creativity amongst our partners. We believe that by sharing good ideas, we can enable...

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The Beat is your insider resource for updates from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, including in-depth case studies of successful activations by our partners, news and announcements about the Series and industry updates. Our mission is to inspire and enable creativity amongst our partners. We believe that by sharing good ideas, we can enable deeper engagement between our partners and the Rock ‘n’ Roll audience.

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Building the Team: CGI Welcomes Four New Additions in 2014 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/building-team-cgi-welcomes-four-new-additions-2014_75332 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/building-team-cgi-welcomes-four-new-additions-2014_75332#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:02:22 +0000 Webmaster http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75332 CGI Welcomes Four New Team Members Mark Buntz, SVP of Partnership Sales Susie Miller, VP of National Sales Melissa Zavislak, Director of Partnership Sales, Women’s Running Series Shannon Peterson, Partnership Marketing Manager

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CGI Welcomes Four New Team Members

  • Mark Buntz, SVP of Partnership Sales
  • Susie Miller, VP of National Sales
  • Melissa Zavislak, Director of Partnership Sales, Women’s Running Series
  • Shannon Peterson, Partnership Marketing Manager

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Trivia! Your Garmin Forerunner 10 is Waiting for You…If You Can Answer this Question http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/trivia-garmin-forerunner-10-waiting-youif-can-answer-question_75321 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/07/series/trivia-garmin-forerunner-10-waiting-youif-can-answer-question_75321#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:59:27 +0000 Webmaster http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=75321 In March, CGI announced the addition of David Abeles as the company’s new CEO, and David is hitting the ground running – literally! Can you guess which of CGI’s races was David’s first road race in his new role with the company? Send your response to Erin at eream@competitorgroup.com to be entered into the sweepstakes....

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In March, CGI announced the addition of David Abeles as the company’s new CEO, and David is hitting the ground running – literally! Can you guess which of CGI’s races was David’s first road race in his new role with the company?

Send your response to Erin at eream@competitorgroup.com to be entered into the sweepstakes. A winner will be announced by August 1.

 

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