Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:54:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Register to ROCK #RUNCMM in 2016! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/nashville/register-to-rock-runcmm-in-2016_94288 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/nashville/register-to-rock-runcmm-in-2016_94288#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:32:31 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94288 Click below to register for the 2016 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon at the LOWEST PRICE of the year! Presale pricing is available until 5/3/15 at 11:59 pm PST at the following rates: Marathon: $55 Half Marathon: $50 5K: $25 KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee: $25

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Click below to register for the 2016 St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon at the LOWEST PRICE of the year! Presale pricing is available until 5/3/15 at 11:59 pm PST at the following rates:

  • Marathon: $55
  • Half Marathon: $50
  • 5K: $25
  • KiDS ROCK Nashville presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee: $25

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How to Eat Right for Your Run http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/vancouver/how-to-eat-right-for-your-run-2_94271 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/vancouver/how-to-eat-right-for-your-run-2_94271#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:05:26 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94271 Are you gearing up for race day? There’s more to a successful run than shaving a few minutes off your best time – though that sure does feel good! The right foods will give you the fuel you need, keep you in optimal healthy, and maybe even help you beat your record. Certified organic food...

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Are you gearing up for race day? There’s more to a successful run than shaving a few minutes off your best time – though that sure does feel good! The right foods will give you the fuel you need, keep you in optimal healthy, and maybe even help you beat your record. Certified organic food is grown with the health of people and the planet in mind, so you can feel good about how your food was grown and prepared.

With a few tips and some delicious meal ideas, you’ll be eating like an athlete in no time:

Choose Organic: The latest research reveals that some foods contain more phytonutrients when they’re organic. Phytonutrients are natural components of plant foods that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity – good news for keeping your muscles and joints happy.

Go Whole: Many of those phytonutrients can help you reach peak performance. And you might not guess it, but they are very highly concentrated in the peels of fruits and veggies, from apples to potatoes. Choosing organic food means you can eat the whole thing, peel included, without worrying about pesticide residues.

Find Balance: Make sure your plate features an array of vibrantly coloured fruits and veggies, and balance that with grains and protein. Don’t stress over exact measurements, but build your plate so that it’s a little over half carbs, a quarter protein, and the rest healthy fats, like avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds.

To help fuel your run, we’ve got the perfect 7-day Plant-Powered Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for you – here’s a sneak peek:

Breakfast: Avocado slices on sprouted grain toast topped with a crush of good salt and freshly ground pepper

Lunch: Vegan chopped salad (combine 2 cups of your favourite chopped seasonal veggies with 1 cup diced tofu, 1/4 cup raw walnut pieces, and 1/4 cup pitted olives, serve with a simple olive oil and lemon salad dressing, shaken with 2 tbsp Qi’a Superfood Cereal Original)

Snack: A piece of fresh, in season fruit and 1-2 Raw Energy Truffles (in a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates, 1/4 cup of nut butter, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder/Qi’a Superfood Cereal Original combined, spices and a pinch of salt. Adjust with more dry ingredients or more nut butter as necessary. Roll into small balls with your hands and refrigerate until you need a boost

Dinner: White Bean and Mushroom Bake, serve with kale salad dressed with simple mixture of hummus and lemon juice

Sign up for our newsletter for the full meal plan – as well as your chance to win organic breakfast for a year from Nature’s Path!

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Are you gearing up for race day? There’s more to a successful run than shaving a few minutes off your best time – though that sure does feel good! The right foods will give you the fuel you need, keep you in optimal healthy, and maybe even help you beat your record. Certified organic food is grown with the health of people and the planet in mind, so you can feel good about how your food was grown and prepared.

With a few tips and some delicious meal ideas, you’ll be eating like an athlete in no time:

Choose Organic: The latest research reveals that some foods contain more phytonutrients when they’re organic. Phytonutrients are natural components of plant foods that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity – good news for keeping your muscles and joints happy.

Go Whole: Many of those phytonutrients can help you reach peak performance. And you might not guess it, but they are very highly concentrated in the peels of fruits and veggies, from apples to potatoes. Choosing organic food means you can eat the whole thing, peel included, without worrying about pesticide residues.

Find Balance: Make sure your plate features an array of vibrantly coloured fruits and veggies, and balance that with grains and protein. Don’t stress over exact measurements, but build your plate so that it’s a little over half carbs, a quarter protein, and the rest healthy fats, like avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds.

To help fuel your run, we’ve got the perfect 7-day Plant-Powered Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for you – here’s a sneak peek:

Breakfast: Avocado slices on sprouted grain toast topped with a crush of good salt and freshly ground pepper

Lunch: Vegan chopped salad (combine 2 cups of your favourite chopped seasonal veggies with 1 cup diced tofu, 1/4 cup raw walnut pieces, and 1/4 cup pitted olives, serve with a simple olive oil and lemon salad dressing, shaken with 2 tbsp Qi’a Superfood Cereal Original)

Snack: A piece of fresh, in season fruit and 1-2 Raw Energy Truffles (in a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates, 1/4 cup of nut butter, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder/Qi’a Superfood Cereal Original combined, spices and a pinch of salt. Adjust with more dry ingredients or more nut butter as necessary. Roll into small balls with your hands and refrigerate until you need a boost

Dinner: White Bean and Mushroom Bake, serve with kale salad dressed with simple mixture of hummus and lemon juice

Sign up for our newsletter for the full meal plan – as well as your chance to win organic breakfast for a year from Nature’s Path!

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Run, Rock and Roll for a Cause with Humana and Charity Miles http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/chicago/run-rock-and-roll-for-a-cause-with-humana-and-charity-miles_94219 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/chicago/run-rock-and-roll-for-a-cause-with-humana-and-charity-miles_94219#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:32:26 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94219 We run for a lot of great reasons – to feel fit and healthy, to clear our minds and to chase our personal best. And at the upcoming Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, you can add another reason to that list by running for others! Race participants can raise money for charity during...

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We run for a lot of great reasons – to feel fit and healthy, to clear our minds and to chase our personal best.

And at the upcoming Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, you can add another reason to that list by running for others!

Race participants can raise money for charity during the weekend events simply by downloading the FREE Charity Miles app for Android or iPhone – that’s right, it’s completely free and easy to use, too. Once you have downloaded the app, you will be able to select one of more than 25 national charities that are important to you. For every mile you log via the app, Charity Miles will then donate 25 cents to the cause of your choice

Consider this: If all of you, approximately 23,800 runners, competing in Sunday’s half-marathon logged your run with Charity Miles, we would raise nearly $78,000 together for charity – now that’s what we call making Every Mile Matter!

So, don’t delay – follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Download the free Charity Miles app for your Android or iPhone
  • STEP 2: Select a cause that is important to YOU
  • STEP 3: Start walking/running/biking and log your miles
  • STEP 4: Inspire others by sharing your results on Facebook or Twitter!

To learn more about Humana’s partnership with Charity Miles, be sure to stop by the Humana booth at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday (July 17 – 18) at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

Here’s to making a difference together and running for even more great reasons!

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Good Luck in Boston, Meb! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/san-antonio/good-luck-in-boston-meb_94176 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/san-antonio/good-luck-in-boston-meb_94176#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:01:21 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94176 Cheer for Rock ’n’ Roll VP Running, Meb Keflezighi as he defends his title at the 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. You can show your support for Meb and all Boston runners by sharing photos and sending notes using hashtag #CheerBoston! On December 5 and 6, you can join Meb in San Antonio for...

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Cheer for Rock ’n’ Roll VP Running, Meb Keflezighi as he defends his title at the 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20. You can show your support for Meb and all Boston runners by sharing photos and sending notes using hashtag #CheerBoston!

On December 5 and 6, you can join Meb in San Antonio for two days of running. Run the Saturday 10k and any distance on Sunday to earn both finisher medals, plus the spinning Remix Challenge medal! That’s one weekend, two days of running, three times the bling.

Check out this cool highlight video from 2014!

Register now

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5th Anniversary Participant Tee http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/savannah/5th-anniversary-participant-tee_94129 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/savannah/5th-anniversary-participant-tee_94129#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:17:26 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94129 Did you know that Savannah is known as America’s first planned city? General James Oglethorpe laid the city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and business centers. Coincidence? We think not! Run through the beautiful streets...

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Did you know that Savannah is known as America’s first planned city? General James Oglethorpe laid the city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and business centers.

Coincidence? We think not! Run through the beautiful streets & squares of Savannah with us! Your exclusive 5th anniversary participant tee design celebrates a rockin’ version of General James Oglethorpe, who stands proudly in Chippewa Square. The tee also celebrates Georgia’s state flower, the Cherokee Rose.

Get your tee on November 7 & 8, 2015! Register Now.

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5 Points Restaurant Specials http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/nashville/5-points-restaurant-specials_94109 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/nashville/5-points-restaurant-specials_94109#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:54:32 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94109 Enjoy food specials from these participating restaurants in the 5 Points area, as you are in the area cheering on your runner! Battered & Fried 1008 Woodland St. Special: Woodland Street Slider Trio – Boston cheeseburger, chef Andy’s cod sandwich topped with slaw, and chicken Parmesan sandwich served with our famous fries ($11.99) I Dream...

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Enjoy food specials from these participating restaurants in the 5 Points area, as you are in the area cheering on your runner!

Battered & Fried

1008 Woodland St.

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Special: Woodland Street Slider Trio – Boston cheeseburger, chef Andy’s cod sandwich topped with slaw, and chicken Parmesan sandwich served with our famous fries ($11.99)

I Dream of Weenie

113 S. 11th St.

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Special: 20% off all weenies if you use the code phrase “runners love weenies.” I Dream of Weenie will open at 9am for spectators.

Five Points Pizza

1012 Woodland St.

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Special: 2 Slice Special – 2 slices & a drink ($8), Knot & Salad Special – 1/2 order of knots, salad & a drink ($9), Slice & Salad Special – 1 slice, salad & a drink ($9)

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Finisher Medals!! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/arizona/finisher-medals_94081 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/arizona/finisher-medals_94081#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:22:33 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94081 By completing last year’s race, you began the puzzle and now with the 2016 medal, you are one step closer! Check out the medals below to see how they are pieced together!

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#RNR PHILLY is 200 Days Away- Training Tips to Help Your Prepare http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/philadelphia/five-great-training-tips-when_94057 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/04/philadelphia/five-great-training-tips-when_94057#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:29:51 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94057 1. Eat right 2. Choose your footwear 3. Work in the hills 4. Hydrate, hydrate hydrate! _________________________________________________________ 1. Eat Right Training for a race can build up an appetite. Make sure to eat your proteins to maximize your recovery time after a long training day. 2. Choose your footwear Be aware of the surface you...

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1. Eat Right

Training for a race can build up an appetite. Make sure to eat your proteins to maximize your recovery time after a long training day.

2. Choose your footwear

Be aware of the surface you are running on. and ensure your running shoes are up to performance. Switch to trail running shoes if surfaces are rugged or inconsistent.

As always, fit, feel and ride should never be compromised. Have your shoes fitted properly by a professional, paying attention to toe wiggle-room and overall comfort for your chosen terrain. If possible, have a spare pair of shoes on standby to avoid wet feet.

Read more on how often you should replace your running shoes here.

3. Work in the hills

Training on hills is a great way to build endurance and leg strength. While training in the hills is valuable all year round, it is particularly useful early in your annual preparation to gain strength and muscular endurance.

Read more here.

4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Don’t forget to drink! Rehydrate during and after each run and stay hydrated throughout the rest of your day.

These tips have been adapted from competitor.com article’s by Sherry Ballou Hanson and Mario Fraioli. To read the full article, click here.

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Photos: Raleigh Runners Rock North Carolina http://running.competitor.com/2015/04/news/photos-raleigh-runners-rock-north-carolina_126142 http://running.competitor.com/2015/04/news/photos-raleigh-runners-rock-north-carolina_126142#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 19:53:13 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=94008 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Credit: Mike Robson

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Credit: Mike Robson

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