Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series http://runrocknroll.competitor.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:16:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Suggested Runner Drop-off Location http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/vancouver/suggested-runner-drop-location_83296 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/vancouver/suggested-runner-drop-location_83296#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:25:16 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83296 Driving on Race Morning is NOT advised. If you MUST drop off a runner on race morning for the Cunningham Seawall 10k OR the Half Marathon, the following location is suggested: Melville Street between Bute Street and Jervis Street. Cunningham Seawall 10K Runners must be dropped off prior to 7am to board the last shuttle...

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Driving on Race Morning is NOT advised. If you MUST drop off a runner on race morning for the Cunningham Seawall 10k OR the Half Marathon, the following location is suggested:

Melville Street between Bute Street and Jervis Street.

  • Cunningham Seawall 10K Runners must be dropped off prior to 7am to board the last shuttle to the 10K Start at Pender and Burrard
  • Half Marathon Participants must be dropped off by 7:30 am to walk to the start line on Hastings and Thurlow.

Please be aware of road closures in the area and streets will be congested. For more road closure information click here.

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Medal Hunt http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/savannah/medal-hunt-4_83223 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/savannah/medal-hunt-4_83223#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:26:20 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83223 The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon finisher medal hunt begins on Tuesday, October 28th and ends on Friday, October 31st. Clues will be provided starting Tuesday morning at 8:00 am EST and will follow each subsequent morning. Clues will be provided via event social media and local media outlets. Treasure hunters will...

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon finisher medal hunt begins on Tuesday, October 28th and ends on Friday, October 31st. Clues will be provided starting Tuesday morning at 8:00 am EST and will follow each subsequent morning. Clues will be provided via event social media and local media outlets. Treasure hunters will be searching for one of the event finisher medals each day! If each day’s medal is not found by 1:00 pm that day, an additional clue will be released at 1:30pm EST.

The medal and card will be hidden on private or public property and will be able to be seen without digging, damaging, or disturbing any property.

The contest is open to anyone and no purchase is necessary to enter.

Prizes:

  • Marathon Medal – $262.00
  • Half Marathon Medal – $131
  • Relay Medal – $65
  • 5K Medal – $31

Clues:

Medal #1 – Tuesday, October 28th

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Meet Cali Combo the Bear http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/los-angeles/meet-cali-combo-bear-2_83220 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/los-angeles/meet-cali-combo-bear-2_83220#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:41:00 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83220 Cali Combo the Bear will be making his debut appearance at Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles! Come out and meet Cali Combo the Bear, have your photo taken, and more! Complete Appearance Details: Friday, October 24 Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo LA Convention Center, South Hall K 1:00pm – 1:30pm:...

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Cali Combo the Bear will be making his debut appearance at Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles!

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Come out and meet Cali Combo the Bear, have your photo taken, and more!

Complete Appearance Details:

Friday, October 24

Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo

LA Convention Center, South Hall K

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Early Entry for Tour Pass Holders

1:30pm – 6:00pm: General Public

Saturday, October 25

Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo

LA Convention Center, South Hall K

9:00am – 9:30am: Early Entry for Tour Pass Holders

9:30am – 5:00pm: General Public

Sunday, October 26

Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth near the Finish Line at L.A. LIVE

8:30am – 11:00am

*All appearances subject to change.

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TRAINING TIPS TO GET YOU RACE READY http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/nashville/training-tips-get-race-ready_83195 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/nashville/training-tips-get-race-ready_83195#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:23:55 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83195 1. 90 – Minute Blasts Warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of easy jogging and then run for 90 minutes at 95 percent effort. So if the farthest you could run in 90 minutes is 10 miles, run about 9.5 miles in your 90-Minute Blast.  You will burn as much glycogen as you would...

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1. 90 – Minute Blasts

Warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of easy jogging and then run for 90 minutes at 95 percent effort. So if the farthest you could run in 90 minutes is 10 miles, run about 9.5 miles in your 90-Minute Blast.  You will burn as much glycogen as you would in a two-plus-hour run at a moderate pace.

2. Divided Long Run

Instead of doing a long run on Saturday and taking Sunday off (or vice versa), do moderately long runs on both days.  For example, instead of running 20 miles on Saturday and zero on Sunday, run 12 miles on Saturday and 12 again the next morning.  The combined benefit of your Divided Long Run will be at least as great as that of the single longer run.

3. Run Different Surfaces

Don’t get caught in a running rut. It can be easy to head out the door and run the same route from your house every day or cave to the convenience of the treadmill at the gym—yet again. As much as possible, try to switch up the surfaces you run on. Softer surfaces, such as grass or trails, can be great for recovery runs since the impact is less on your body, and the uneven nature of the surface can help strengthen your feet or lower legs. Running on roads can help harden your legs and work on your race rhythm, while the treadmill can help you dial in pace with laser-like precision. Much like switching up your running shoes, varying where you run can decrease running-related overuse injuries.

4. Train your Mental Muscle

The most important thing you can take to the starting line with you on race day is the confidence that you’re ready to achieve you goal. Just as you practice running race pace in training, or tackling a tough uphill, it’s important to work on your mental fitness as well. Visualize race day in training: See yourself on the course hitting goal pace, taking in nutrition and strategizing how you’ll respond when your legs start screaming at you to stop. Gain confidence from all the work that you’re putting into achieving your goal. Being mentally fit allows your physical fitness to manifest itself on the race course.

5. Up and Down

Run 10 to 14 miles on the hilliest route in your area.  Try to keep your average pace close to your goal marathon pace despite the topography.  This workout will not only use as much glycogen as a longer run on flat terrain, but thanks to the downhill portions it will also subject your legs to as much pounding as a longer run, toughening them up for race day.

For more details click here: A Short Cut to the Long Distance 

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Get to Know Meb Keflezighi http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/series/get-know-meb-keflezighi_83176 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/series/get-know-meb-keflezighi_83176#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:03:15 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83176 Newly minted VP of Running for Competitor Group, Inc. – Meb Keflezighi brings American pride, and a win to the 2014 Boston Marathon. But who is this vibrant and accomplished champion? One thing is for certain – he is more than your average long-distance runner. In mid-1980’s Eritrea, a young man running at a high...

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Newly minted VP of Running for Competitor Group, Inc. – Meb Keflezighi brings American pride, and a win to the 2014 Boston Marathon. But who is this vibrant and accomplished champion? One thing is for certain – he is more than your average long-distance runner.

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In mid-1980’s Eritrea, a young man running at a high rate of speed may have indicated the need to flee from a potential wartime threat. After all, 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi’s first real memory of life as a child in Eritrea involved helping a boy who had become seriously injured after playing with a live bomb. Flash forward 25 years, and the parallels between this event and the April 15th, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing seem quite paradoxical. Whatever the motivation – and beyond the months of training and preparation, the image of Meb crossing the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon as the champion is an iconic image that will stay with the running community, the city of Boston and the world at large, for years to come. Meb carried the names of the victims of the previous year’s bombings with him during the 2014 race – maybe this was the extra motivation that he needed to become the first American citizen to win the race in over 30 years.

Meb Keflezighi has built a career out of long-distance running. He started under a sponsorship with Nike that was eventually replaced by his current partnership with renowned active footwear company Sketchers. High profile endorsement deals, bits on late night TV shows like the Late Show with David Letterman, and an intense Twitter and Facebook following, highlight the incredible impact that Meb has made on the running world – and beyond. Meb Keflezighi has led an interesting life – equally full of trials and championships, brimming with the type of stories that can certainly parlay into an amazing career as a motivational speaker, and quite accessible to the average person, runner or not.

Here are some of interesting facts about Meb Keflezighi, his history and present life:

  • Meb is one of 11 siblings – many of whom had to literally hide in the bushes during their childhood to avoid being drafted as “child soldiers” against the nation of Ethiopia.
  • Meb’s first job here in the US was at a McDonald’s restaurant.
  • Meb is a UCLA graduate. From humble beginnings in war-torn Eritrea, Meb earned a degree in 1998 and was considered a top member of the UCLA running team.
  • “Marathon Meb” is his nickname, which is fitting considering the number of marathons he’s completed (and placed in).
  • Meb trains while running behind a bicycle that is being ridden at 12-13 miles per hour. This is the same pace he needs to maintain to post a 2 hour, 10 minute marathon time – a championship level pace for most races.
  • Meb is the first American to win the Boston Marathon since 1983 – and the oldest individual to win the race since 1931! He was 38 years old when he crossed the finish line during the 2014 race.
  • Meb and his family currently live in San Diego, but used to train in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The 7,000 feet altitude there helped Meb train harder and deliver greater performance potential when racing near sea level.
  • Meb is sponsored by Sketchers and is a member of the New York Athletic Club.
  • His biggest running fear? Animal attacks! Friends call Meb a “dog magnet,” due to the number of run-ins he’s had. He was attacked by a German Shepherd last year – and his heart rate monitor recorded a jump from 110 bpm to 180 bpm during the attack!
  • Favorite post-run snack – chocolate Power Bars. Meb claims he salivates for them during his cool down.
  • Meb’s favorite post-run meal is an omelet with turkey and avocado – anything with a serious dose of protein.
  • Meb trains for a minimum of seven hours per day – and claims that running is the easy part!
  • Meb’s major career wins include: 2014 Boston Marathon champion, 2009 ING NYC Marathon 1st place, 2009 USATF 7 mile, Half Marathon, and Marathon Champion, 2005 ING NYC Marathon 3rd place, 2004 Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist, 2004 ING NYC Marathon Runner-Up

Meb Keflezighi is more than a champion runner. He is an involved father of three, husband to wife Yordanos, brand ambassador, point of pride for the city of Boston, executive, and advocate for children’s health initiatives. When asked if he is too old for running, Meb said A lot of people had written me off two weeks shy of my 39th birthday—some people thought I was too old—but there’s always exceptions. But for me, I had my own purpose, my own motivation.” For many of us, finding the right motivation makes the difference between sticking to a running program and simply giving up. Take a cue from Marathon Meb – find the motivation and purpose, and stick to it.
Sources:
http://marathonmeb.com/about-meb/faq-about-meb/

http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2014/04/21/meb-keflezighi-boston-marathon-winner-story

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meb_Keflezighi

http://www.generationucan.com/hall_meb.html

http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2012/02/girlfriends-guide-to-running/editors-corner/editors-corner-reader-chat-with-meb-keflezighi_1104

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Forward this $10 discount code to a friend for Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon! After your friend registers with the code CHEERSRAL, you BOTH will receive a free Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh beer stein in the mail!

Details are as follows:

1. Send this offer to a friend, family member or running buddy.

2. Have them register using online code CHEERSRAL by 10/28 at 11:59PM PST to save $10* off the Marathon or Half Marathon.

3. Have them enter YOUR email address in the “Referred by” field.

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4. Your friend saves $10 and you BOTH receive a Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh beer stein** in the mail!

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*Offer valid 10/21/14 – 10/28/14. Code expires on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST.

**Please allow 4 weeks for standard shipping.  Promotional beer steins will not be sent for any referred participants who do not input both the discount code and an email address in referred by field.

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Boost Your Training with Savings at Sports Authority! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/new-orleans/boost-training-savings-sports-authority-3_83036 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/new-orleans/boost-training-savings-sports-authority-3_83036#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:00 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83036 Click HERE to print your Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & Half Marathon benefitting Feed the Children in-store coupon and head to Sports Authority for your training essentials today!

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon is going GREEN! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/vancouver/rock-n-roll-oasis-vancouver-half-marathon-going-green_83007 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/vancouver/rock-n-roll-oasis-vancouver-half-marathon-going-green_83007#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:51:11 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83007 We are excited to announce that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon & Cunningham Seawall 10K is striving to become a zero waste event.  We are pleased to say that we have appointed Green Chair Recycling to help us achieve this. Here are some simple things that everyone can do to help us...

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We are excited to announce that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Vancouver Half Marathon & Cunningham Seawall 10K is striving to become a zero waste event.  We are pleased to say that we have appointed Green Chair Recycling to help us achieve this.

Here are some simple things that everyone can do to help us achieve zero waste:

  • Bring a reusable drink bottle or cup to use throughout the event.
  • Only take what you need! A lot of event waste is from uneaten food and unwanted leaflets and giveaways. Ask for a taste, or a half portion or just say no.
  • Refuse disposable blankets and mylar sheets unless you really need one. These can be very hard to recycle effectively and create a lot of waste at sporting events.
  • Don’t litter; take your waste and recycling to a nearby recycling station.
  • Recycle, recycle, recycle! Clearly labelled recycling stations will be located throughout the event and will be supervised by friendly and knowledgeable team. Take all your waste and recycling to these stations.
  • Sign up to be a recycling volunteer with Green Chair Recycling (www.greenchairrecycling.com).

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GET BRIDGE RUN READY! http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/savannah/bridge-run_83004 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/2014/10/savannah/bridge-run_83004#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:36:29 +0000 http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/?p=83004  *Discount offer is valid for $10 off the 5k or 1 Mile distances, and expires at 11:59pm on 11/2. Individual Finisher Medals and participant tee for all 5k and 1 Mile finishers! Complete the SWEET TEE CHALLENGE, by simply running both the 5k and 1 Mile on Sunday, November 9th and you’ll earn this brag...

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 *Discount offer is valid for $10 off the 5k or 1 Mile distances, and expires at 11:59pm on 11/2.

Individual Finisher Medals and participant tee for all 5k and 1 Mile finishers!

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Complete the SWEET TEE CHALLENGE, by simply running both the 5k and 1 Mile on Sunday, November 9th and you’ll earn this brag worthy tee!

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