Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:21:45 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 Earth Day Fun Runs | Run Rock Recycle with ATRS http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/earth-day-fun-runs-run-rock-recycle_70003 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/earth-day-fun-runs-run-rock-recycle_70003#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:25:18 +0000 Shayne McCoy http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=70003 Join our Ambassadors of ROCK on Tuesday, April 22nd for Earth Day Fun Runs available in select markets presented by *American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS). Wear extra layers or bring and bag of clothes to recycle to do your part for your community and ATRS will pick them up for donation.  Be sure to SAVE $10 when you...

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Join our Ambassadors of ROCK on Tuesday, April 22nd for Earth Day Fun Runs available in select markets presented by *American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS).

Wear extra layers or bring and bag of clothes to recycle to do your part for your community and ATRS will pick them up for donation.  Be sure to SAVE $10 when you register for the full or 1/2 marathon event of your choice! 

Photo Contest:
Share a Before & After photo to show us how much clothing you recycled to hashtag #RockRunRecycle, and you could be featured on our Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Facebook page!

See you there! 

Fun Run Locations:

Los Angeles, CA:
Dog Haus Biergarten @ 5:30pm
93 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105

San Diego, CA:
Run at Balboa Stadium @ 6:00pm
1405 Park Blvd

San Antonio, TX:
Lululemon Athletica @6:30pm
255 E. Basse Rd #410

Tempe, AZ:
Gordon Biersch @7:00pm
Running for Brews Group
420 South Mill Ave

Denver, CO
Boulder Running Company, Cherry Creek @6:00pm
2500 E. 1st Ave, Unit C West

Dallas, TX
Luke’s Locker @6:00pm
1139 Beachview St.

American Textile Recycling Services, Inc is the fastest growing textile recycling company in the USA. They provide public recycling solutions for unwanted clothing, shoes, toys and household items.

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Event Security Measures http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/nashville/event-security-measures_69948 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/nashville/event-security-measures_69948#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:04:13 +0000 Allison Humbert http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=69948 Heightened security and public safety protocol will be in place for race weekend to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators and residents of Nashville. We ask that you review and comply with all outlined measures. Runners and spectators will need to prepare for delays surrounding race weekend as event officials ensure a safe event....

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Heightened security and public safety protocol will be in place for race weekend to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators and residents of Nashville. We ask that you review and comply with all outlined measures. Runners and spectators will need to prepare for delays surrounding race weekend as event officials ensure a safe event.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and its federal partners are urging citizens to watch for suspicious behavior, including unattended packages, backpacks, etc., and report what they see to on site law enforcement or the Police hotline at (615) 880 – 1515.

 
Public Safety

    1. Increased public and private security presence at the expo, start and finish lines and along the course.
    2. Additional security will monitor the Gear Check vehicles that will be used for storage and transportation of gear bags at both the start and finish line venues. 
    3. Security and officers will monitor entry and exit into the 40 runner corrals at the start line.

 

Participant

    1. Clear Gear Check bags will be provided to all runners at the Expo. This will be the only bag accepted for use to check gear.
    2. All participants, spectators and volunteers may be subject to random bag checks at the Health & Fitness Expo and on race day.

 

Spectator, Staff and Vendors

    1. All members of the media and others with access to restricted areas will be required to produce a badge, photo ID. All bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.
    2. Any person on the course without proper identification of entry or association with the event will be pulled from the course and subject to citation by law enforcement.

 

Note the following regulations as you prepare for race weekend:

 

 Prohibited from the venues – start, finish and course:

  • Backpacks, handbags, suitcases and similar items
  • Containers with more than 1 liter of liquid
  • Costumes covering the face
  • Bulky clothes such as vests with pockets
  • Large flags or signs bigger than 11 inches x 17 inches 
  • Unregistered runners and cyclists, who jump into the race along various points – citations will be made to these individuals by public safety officials

 

Allowed:

  • Marathoners will be allowed to carry clear, plastic bags provided by the organizers.
  • They can also run with small fanny packs for medication and cell phones, and fuel belts that hold a bottle under one liter.

 

 

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and its federal partners are urging citizens to watch for suspicious behavior, including unattended packages, backpacks, etc., and report what they see to on site law enforcement or the Police hotline at (615) 880 – 1515.

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You conquered the hills of San Francisco, now set your PR in San Jose!

Check out the elevation profile for San Francisco, then do the same for San Jose. YES, a personal best in San Jose is calling your name!

Register with code SFTOSJ to save $10, and best the $5 price increase on May 1!

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RSVP HERE!

WHO: All #EpicSummerRun participants and friends!

WHAT: Kick Off Party & Fun Run!

WHERE: 7th Ave Pub, Whole Foods Hillcrest

WHEN: Monday, April 28th at 6:00pm

All the EPIC details:

  • 3.5 mile fun run along the 2014 #EpicSummerRun course
  • rockin’ aid station
  • post-run Suja cocktails
  • special happy hour deals on food and drinks
  • epic raffle prizes

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Juicing for Runners | by Annie http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/san-diego/juicing-runners-annie_69819 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/san-diego/juicing-runners-annie_69819#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:10:01 +0000 Ashley Swapp http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=69819 Juicing is a valuable tool that every runner can use in their hydration plan! Fruits and vegetables are living foods that are rich in water and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all which help reduce inflammation caused by exercise. Conventional wisdom says runners should load up on carbs like bread, pasta, bagels, and rice...

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Juicing is a valuable tool that every runner can use in their hydration plan! Fruits and vegetables are living foods that are rich in water and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all which help reduce inflammation caused by exercise. Conventional wisdom says runners should load up on carbs like bread, pasta, bagels, and rice before workouts to sustain their energy levels. These things require energy to break down and digest, which is not ideal for training.

Additionally, many people feel heavy after eating such foods and are sensitive to gluten and/or all grains. Juices are a great alternative if heavy carbohydrate foods do not work for you because they contain natural fruit sugars providing easily digestible carbohydrates. Juices remove the fiber, which helps the body access the energy and nutrition they provide quickly and easily with very little digestive labor. This helps prevent bloating, cramping, and indigestion on runs.

Ready to get juicing? Here are my top Suja picks for the best juices to consume for runners:

1)     Purify: This ruby beet based gem can make it to the finish line. Beets are a great source of nitrate. Nitrate is converted to nitric oxide, which can help lower blood pressure and extend endurance. It has also been shown to reduce oxygen consumption. This is great for long distance running.

2)     Fuel: Soothe your joints with this carrot based tropical blend infused with anti-inflammatory turmeric. Running can beat up your body. We know this, but we love it so how can we help prevent some of the inflammation that occurs in our knees, hips, shoulders, and feet? Incorporating anti-inflammatory power foods like turmeric can do a lot to alleviate exercise-induced muscle damage.

3)     Green Supreme: Oh, kale. How we love thee. This strong dark green is a nutrient powerhouse packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, which is an important mineral for runners. It is rich in Vitamins C and folate, which are both great immune boosters, an important element when training because exercise decreases immunity for up to 24 hours after. Sip this bright and tangy emerald blend and you will be a kale lover in no time.

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Written by Annie Lawless; co-founder of Suja.

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Hi! I’m Annie Lawless and I’m the co-founder of Suja.4

Congratulations on your exciting decision to train for and participate in the 2014 Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®! We are beyond excited to be this year’s title sponsor and to be sharing our organic, non-GMO, cold-pressured juices with you on June 1st! As you know, how you take care of your body during the physically demanding weeks of training and the actual event itself are very important to your success and performance on race day.

The way you eat, sleep, drink, move, and think can all have a positive or negative impact on your experience. We’ve teamed up with Rock ‘n’ Roll to provide a weekly blog with valuable nutrition and wellness information to help you feel your best and be in top form. Through years of trial and error with my own health in relation to diet, exercise, and hydration, I have experienced first hand the importance of nourishing your body properly during athletic training. I am so excited to share some the things I’ve learned with you as well as show you how incorporating cold pressed nutrient dense beverages into your hydration plan can benefit you! Please feel free to interact with us, ask questions, and share your training journey with us over the next few weeks!

 

Annie

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2014 Participant Tee Revealed! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/2014-participant-tee-revealed-3_69786 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/2014-participant-tee-revealed-3_69786#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:27:14 +0000 Volunteer Department http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=69786 Check out this year’s Participant Tee inspired by the scenic cityscape on course!  

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Running in our Nation’s Capital – Race Recap! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/rock-n-roll-usa-running-nations-capital_69675 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/04/series/rock-n-roll-usa-running-nations-capital_69675#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:00:44 +0000 Ashley Swapp http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=69675 Good friends, good music and a 30-minute PR. It was certainly quite the weekend in our nation’s capital! I headed to Washington D.C. for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon with my friend Traci. Since her first-ever marathon last fall didn’t quite go as she had hoped, Traci spent months preparing for her...

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Good friends, good music and a 30-minute PR. It was certainly quite the weekend in our nation’s capital!

I headed to Washington D.C. for the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon with my friend Traci. Since her first-ever marathon last fall didn’t quite go as she had hoped, Traci spent months preparing for her redemption run.

And she nailed it.

On race morning, we took the Metro in from Virginia to Central D.C. We arrived bright and early – well ahead of the crowd of nearly 25,000 runners. We were able to drop our bags (to collect after the race) with ease and found an indoor restroom to use multiple times before we headed to the starting corrals along Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Mall.

We headed into our corral, right next to the Museum of National History, about 15 minutes before the 7:30 a.m. race start and chatted race strategy for a bit. Soon enough, we were underway.

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The starting line

Within the first mile, we ran past The White House and the Washington Monument. Our second mile brought the Lincoln Memorial and a run-by of the edge of Arlington National Cemetery. Our next few miles flew by – we hugged the Potomac River, we ran by the National Zoo and up one darn steep hill toward Calvert Street.

I ran the half to pace Traci for the first half of her full marathon. Our goal was to stay as close to 10-minute miles as possible, even building in a bit of a buffer as we ran. Every so often, I’d call out our pace — letting her know if were were going too fast or too slow.

Shortly after we passed the Mile 7 marker, Traci let me know she needed a bathroom. We spotted a gas station and veered off the course. Why not? It couldn’t hurt to ask.

Inside, we met an angel. The clerk waved Traci into the employee-only restroom as soon as it was vacated by another relieved runner. I stretched and thanked him repeatedly as she was otherwise occupied.

Two minutes later, we were again on the road and on a mission to make up at least half of the lost time. We sprinted by a hill on Harvard Street and zipped past Howard University before we pulled in the reigns.

Back on track.

We didn’t chat a whole lot those last few miles together. We were busy admiring the views – particularly those of The Capitol building as we ran south along North Capitol Street.

The half course boasted 12 live bands and the full course had twice as many on-stage performers. I loved the live music as I ran ran past each stage. Also on the course were thousands of DC residents and fans, many holding witty signs and offering beer to runners. No really, it’s beer, a few fine folks chanted as we ran by.

Traci and I split apart shortly after mile 12, and I cheered her along, knowing full well she was on track to meet her time goal of 4:30.

My last mile was my fastest of the race. I zipped past other runners and cheered as I bolted along those last few streets. Several last turns and I reached the finish line just outside RFK Stadium. 2:06:31. I’ll take it!

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FINISHED!

I was raised not far from DC and my family visited many times each year. But as an adult, I hadn’t spent much time in our nation’s capital. Running through DC – past monuments and neighborhoods – yielded a flood of childhood memories.

I bee-bopped my way around the post-race party for the next few hours and cheered a few friends to the finish. I enjoyed a post-race beer at the concert beer garden; included in your race entry!

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One blinged-out brew

I also caught the race awards and watched the men’s marathon winner,  Adam Doherty, 23, of Charlottesville, VA, receive the race’s top prize. Doherty won his debut marathon finishing in 2:33:53. Congrats Adam!

A jammin’ post-race concert is always a large draw for the Rock n’ Roll Marathon races, and RnRUSA was no different. Indie-folk rock band The Head and the Heart headlined the post-race concert to a lively crowd.

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With The Head and the Heart, after the concert

And then – I got the text alert that Traci had finished her race! She surpassed her goal and bested her previous marathon time by 30 minutes! It took me another 30 minutes to locate her – but we connected at our prearranged meeting spot and together headed back into the beer garden for her celebratory drink!

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Time to celebrate!

We had a fabulous day and look forward to running again in 2015! To learn more about Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & 1/2 Marathon visit here.

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You are invited to the first annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon & Cunningham Seawall 10K kickoff party!

Stop by The Media Club on Wednesday, April 23rd for a drink and some live music, check out the course, and ask the event team any Q&A!

When: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014–6:00-8:30pm

Where: The Media Club (695 Cambie St.)

What:

  • LIVE Music
  • First drink on us!
  • First time look at the course
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Goodie Bag & Official Event Poster to all guests!
  • Entire event team on hand for Q&A

Feel free to invite ANY friends, family, or running buddies that may be interested in rockin’ Vancouver with us this October!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK NOW!

Don’t have Facebook? Send us an email to RnRVancouverGrassroots@competitorgroup.com to RSVP. 

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