San Diego: Entertainment
With “Wake Me Up”—the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 22 countries across the globe—Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion.
Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit , the rapper-turned-singer pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Lift Your Spirit is built on songs that pair Blacc’s poetic yet incisive lyrics with huge hooks and relentless feel-good grooves. Kicking off with “The Man” (a sweetly boastful single that gives a sly nod to Elton John’s “Your Song” and climbed to the top 10 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart in early 2014), this album reveals both Blacc’s musical adventurousness and graceful grasp of the subtleties at the heart of his folk/soul hybrid. Learn more about Aloe Blacc’s bio and music here!
Music every mile makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live San Diego bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative to classic rock, punk, funk and blues to jazz it up. Runners and spectators alike will be “Dancin’ in the Streets” to these mini-concerts.
Attention cheer teams and dance squads: we need you! Local high school and middle school cheer and dance teams are invited to compete in the Spirit on the Course competition. Teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, but smiles and enthusiasm are required!