Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:02:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Course Time Limits http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/rock-n-roll-dallas-course-time-limits_91345 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/rock-n-roll-dallas-course-time-limits_91345#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:36:59 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91345 The half marathon course has strict course time limits per the rules and regulations of the city of Dallas. The race will utilize a wave start. The half marathon time limit will begin at 8:00am when the last runner crosses the start line. Time limits: Half Marathon: 4 hours Strict time limits will be enforced...

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The half marathon course has strict course time limits per the rules and regulations of the city of Dallas. The race will utilize a wave start. The half marathon time limit will begin at 8:00am when the last runner crosses the start line. Time limits:

Half Marathon: 4 hours

Strict time limits will be enforced as roads need to be reopened to regular traffic. A tail vehicle will follow the last runners at a 4 hour pace. If at any time a participant drops behind the tail vehicle, the participant will be picked up and transported to the back of the pack to stay on pace.

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One Perfect Day to Enjoy Seattle http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/seattle/one-perfect-day-enjoy-seattle_91315 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/seattle/one-perfect-day-enjoy-seattle_91315#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:21:13 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91315 Morning The bounty of fresh produce and local goods at the friendly Pike Place Market has caused countless people to fall head over heels in love with Seattle. It’s located right downtown and is a great place to start the day, watching vendors lay out farm-fresh goods and artisan products. Bakeries and coffee shops (including...

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Morning

The bounty of fresh produce and local goods at the friendly Pike Place Market has caused countless people to fall head over heels in love with Seattle. It’s located right downtown and is a great place to start the day, watching vendors lay out farm-fresh goods and artisan products. Bakeries and coffee shops (including the original Starbucks) abound in the market area and make perfect spots for breakfast and a delicious jolt of java. Be sure to see Rachel, the bronze piggy bank, located near the entrance; the famous fish-throwers at Pike Place Fish Company; the colorful flower, produce and seafood stands on the main level; the kitschy and out-of-the ordinary shops on the lower level; and the row of heavenly scented food stands along Pike Place. A variety of market tours are also available for getting an insider’s view of the market. Go on a tasting tour, a local chef’s tour or even a ghost tour.

Afternoon

Nearby on the Seattle waterfront, just minutes from the market, is a relaxing way to take in views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The Olympic Sculpture Park features 20-plus groundbreaking, large-scale sculptures in an awe-inspiring outdoor setting. It’s free, by the way.

Also nearby is the Seattle Center, where visitors can take an elevator ride to the 520-foot-high observation deck in the Space Needle, explore EMP Museum, play in interactive exhibits at the Pacific Science Center or visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, which showcases the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly’s artwork ever assembled.

Evening

Aboard a sunset dinner cruise, diners enjoy skimming along Puget Sound with views of downtown Seattle’s twinkling lights. Argosy Cruises, Waterways Cruises and Events and other operators offer delicious gourmet dinners on board, often accompanied by live music or narration. Or cruise to Tillicum Village for a Native American cultural experience to enjoy a traditional salmon dinner.

For those who prefer to stay on solid ground, the tastes of Seattle’s famous Northwest cuisine, which focus on farm-to-table ingredients and a fusion of international flavors, are a great bet. Paired with one of dozens of award-winning Washington State wines, it makes for an unforgettable experience.

Pre- or post-dinner musical entertainment in the heart of downtown can include a jazz show at The Triple Door or a symphony performance at Benaroya Hall.

Make sure you register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday June 13th.

Then, begin planning your weekend getaway and explore everything this rockin’ city has to offer by clicking here!

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A Mother-of-Five’s Couch to Half Marathon Story http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/chicago/mother-fives-couch-half-marathon-story_91312 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/chicago/mother-fives-couch-half-marathon-story_91312#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:11:46 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91312 Run a half marathon? Kelli Stanley’s doubts and insecurities wracked her mind with countless reasons why covering 13.1 miles on foot was an impossible feat. A single mother of five with a full-time job – the children ranging in ages from 7 to 14 – where was she going to squeeze in the time? At...

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Run a half marathon?

Kelli Stanley’s doubts and insecurities wracked her mind with countless reasons why covering 13.1 miles on foot was an impossible feat.

A single mother of five with a full-time job – the children ranging in ages from 7 to 14 – where was she going to squeeze in the time? At 5-foot-6, 220 pounds, she wasn’t exactly a lithe Ethiopian. And at 37, she had never been the athletic type.

“I used to laugh with my friends in P.E. during high school,” says Stanley, who lives in the Chicago suburb Oak Park. “We’d be playing soccer and the coach
 would yell at us. ‘Quit killing the grass!’ We’d take one step, move over a bit and say, ‘Is this good?’ He just rolled his eyes.”

Now in adulthood, Stanley faced one other not-so-minor obstacle.

“I didn’t run at all,” she says. “I couldn’t even run around the block before saying, ‘That’s enough. I’m done.’”

But last February, after hearing from friends who had tackled the running challenge with the help of a Christian-based running club, Stanley posed
 a question to herself: Why not me?

The six-month journey leading to last July’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon entailed pain, heartache, doubt and, in the end, the realization to Stanley that
 if you dedicate yourself to a task, surround yourself with a caring support group, sometimes you can accomplish things you thought were beyond your reach.

The program is called The Elijah Running Club. It was founded by Darnell Williams in 2001. The club’s purpose is to take people with little or no running background
 and show them that with faith, education, visualization and action, they can stretch themselves, achieving goals they thought were unattainable. To date, more than 
1,000 people have started the program as non-runners and gone on to complete half marathons and marathons. Some went on to cross Ironman triathlons 
and ultramarathons off their bucket lists.

Stanley joined the club in February, during the heart of Chicago’s bitter winter. For the first seven weeks, the once-a-week indoor meetings were primarily
 educational, emphasizing basics like running form, nutrition and shoe fitting. The participants designed visual boards, cutting out pictures and writing captions,
 visualizing the person and the lifestyle they wanted to create.

By April, Stanley began the physical training in earnest, starting out using a walking-running combination to cover three miles. By late May, her once-a-week 
long run/walk with the group had stretched to 10 miles. It was only supposed to be an 8-miler but Stanley took a wrong turn on the course and inadvertently
 covered 10 miles. She had lost 30 pounds.

“I felt awesome,” she says. “When I got home (from the 10-miler), I wasn’t sore or anything. I didn’t believe it was me.”

But like anyone who accepts the first-timer’s long-distance challenge, there were setbacks. She missed about 10 days of training in late May when her
 high-school daughter, in Stanley’s words, “was making some bad choices, bad friends. I had to get in her back pocket.”

Having missed a couple of the club’s long workouts, she tried to jump right back in on the group’s schedule and tackle a 10-miler along
 Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, fronting Lake Michigan. But her legs cramped and she had to hail a taxi for the last three miles.

Then her grandfather became gravely ill, eventually passing away in June. Helping her mother deal with funeral arrangements and all the details
 that go with a family member’s passing cost Stanley about another month of consistent training. Two weeks before the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon,
 Stanley considered not running the race.

“But as a mom of five kids, you don’t waste money,” she says. “I said, ‘I accepted this challenge. I’m going to do it.’”

So two weeks before the race, having not run farther than seven miles the past seven weeks, she adopted a game plan. Start out training with a 3-miler,
 increasing the distance by about a mile each workout. She got up to about 7 miles. Realistically, Stanley knew it had hardly been the ideal
 four-month training regimen.

Life was throwing roadblocks. Too many workouts missed. But sometimes resolve takes the body places it didn’t know it could go. Stanley recalled her original thinking
 when undertaking the 13.1-mile adventure.

“I thought if I could learn to love something I completely hated, finish something I didn’t think I could finish, I could get that same push for
 other challenges in my life.”

Then came race day.

 
 
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2015 Race Weekend Info Center http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/2015-race-weekend-info-center-2_91309 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/2015-race-weekend-info-center-2_91309#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:06:47 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91309 Below is everything you need to be prepared for the 2015 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half 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 the...

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Below is everything you need to be prepared for the 2015 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half 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 the whole week leading up to the event. Get ready to ROCK Dallas!

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Charity Miles & The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/charity-miles-humana-rock-n-roll-dallas-half-marathon_91298 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/03/dallas/charity-miles-humana-rock-n-roll-dallas-half-marathon_91298#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:55:40 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91298 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 Dallas 1/2 Marathon, you can add another reason to that list by running for others!

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Run, Rock and Roll For A Cause With Humana WalkIt Powered by Charity Miles

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 Dallas 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 participants have downloaded the app, they will be able to select one of more than 25 national charities that’s important to them. For every mile they log via the app, Charity Miles will then donate 25 cents to their chosen cause!

Consider this: If each of the approximately 13,000 runners competing in Sunday’s half-marathon logged their race run with Humana Walkit powered by Charity Miles, they would raise nearly $43,000 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 Walkit Powered by Charity Miles, be sure to stop by the Humana booth at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon Health & Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday (March 20-21) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center.

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

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Secure your spot today and celebrate all that Carlsbad 5000 has to offer:

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Make it a family fitness weekend with Junior Carlsbad on March 28, 2015. Secure your child’s spot at the start line now! There’s a distance for everyone including the Diaper Dash, Toddler Trot, 1/4 mile , 1/2 mile and 1 mile. Every participant earns the Trains, Planes and Automobiles themed finisher medal, t-shirt and goodie bag!

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Celebrate 30 Years Running at the Carlsbad 5000

6. Home of 16 World records
7. New 2 Loop Elite Course and best spectator experience
8. All Day 20K event – Special medal that doubles as a bottle opener
9. Limited Edition First 250 Finisher medal
10.  People’s Walk – stroller friendly
11. Family fun weekend – Junior Carlsbad on March 28th
12. Perfect spring running weather
13. Amazing charity teams
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FUNDRAISING GROUPS http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/02/philadelphia/fundraising-groups_91206 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/02/philadelphia/fundraising-groups_91206#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:19:45 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=91206 Team In Training Raise funds to help people with blood cancers live better, longer lives. Website: www.teamintraining.org Phone: (800) 482-TEAM Cure SMA Cure SMA is the leading organization dedicated to a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy. Website: www.cureSMA.org Email: amber@cureSMA.org Phone: 847-709-6339 Move for Hunger – Team Move for Hunger Join Team Move For Hunger and...

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Team In Training
Raise funds to help people with blood cancers live better, longer lives.
Website: www.teamintraining.org
Phone: (800) 482-TEAM

Cure SMA
Cure SMA is the leading organization dedicated to a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy.
Website: www.cureSMA.org
Email: amber@cureSMA.org
Phone: 847-709-6339

Move for Hunger – Team Move for Hunger
Join Team Move For Hunger and help us provide meals to families in need across the US.
Website: moveforhunger.org
Email: emily@moveforhunger.org
Phone: (732) 832-5025

The Dream Factory of Pennsylvania, Inc.
We grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through eighteen.
Website: dreamfactoryinc.org/pennsylvania/
Email: pennsylvania@dreamfactoryinc.org
Phone: 610-390-6167

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Transform Tomorrow with Transamerica http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/02/dc/transamerica-proud-sponsor-official-life-insurance-partner-2015-rock-n-roll-d-c-marathon-12-marathon-presented-carefirst-congratulate-transform_90986 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2015/02/dc/transamerica-proud-sponsor-official-life-insurance-partner-2015-rock-n-roll-d-c-marathon-12-marathon-presented-carefirst-congratulate-transform_90986#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:11:22 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=90986 Transamerica is a proud sponsor and official life insurance partner of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by CareFirst. We congratulate all who are transforming their tomorrows through their dedication to ─ and joy of ─ a healthy, active lifestyle. Our iconic pyramid building is one of the most recognized...

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Transamerica is a proud sponsor and official life insurance partner of the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by CareFirst. We congratulate all who are transforming their tomorrows through their dedication to ─ and joy of ─ a healthy, active lifestyle.

Our iconic pyramid building is one of the most
recognized buildings in the world.

Transformations aren’t about doing things once or on occasion when time permits. Transformations are about lofty goals and a change in lifestyle. You know that, and it’s why you’ve invested countless hours training and maintaining your health to make sure you have a better, healthier life.

At Transamerica, we understand and support that thinking ─ because we’ve been helping people transform their lives, too. For over 100 years, we’ve been delivering on a promise to Transform Tomorrow for families like yours. The financial products we create, sell and service help millions of customers protect their future and achieve their goals.

Let us help you take the steps today to Transform Tomorrow.
Visit ActiveTransamerica.com for more information.

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