The Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon
Rival Group, Incorporated. (CGI), the leading media and event resource in the active way of life industry, today confirmed the revealing of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon. Providing runners with a music-filled route thru one of California’s most iconic towns, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, February. Nineteen, 2012. “We are extremely buzzed to be expanding our worldwide marathon series to one of California’s most recognisable destinations,” said Peter Englehart, CHAIRPERSON of CGI. “With the vibrant and active running community here in Southern California, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon is sure to be one of the premier stops on the 2012 tour.” Beginning and finishing at the internationally recognized Rose Bowl, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon will provide runners with a musically-themed, 13.1-mile course weaving thru Pasadena’s most significant landmarks and business districts.
The event will also act as a great training tune-up run for the LA Marathon or the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon in June. Registration for Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon is now open at Competitor and the first 500 people to register can take advantage of a special $55 entry charge. “Pasadena is home to many of the world’s most distinguished establishments and events, including the Competition of Roses Parade, the Rose Bowl Game and the California Institute of Technology,” declared Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard. “For that reason the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon is a nice addition to our portfolio of world class events.
Whether you are local to Southern California or will attend as a part of a destination trip, we will welcome you to Pasadena in February for an amusing long weekend.” Mayor Bogaard joined Englehart at a special press conference at the Pasadena Convention Center to proclaim the new marquee event. Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor also joined the celebrations, and later led a three-mile “Fun Run” to kickoff the countdown. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon is certain to be a great time for runners of all abilities,” related Kastor. “Pasadena is one of the most scenic areas for running in Southern California and the Rival Group does such a good job organising events that this new half marathon is certain to be a win-win for the entire community.” With the addition of Pasadena, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is in twenty-three towns around the world, with events held in the U.S. And Madrid, Spain.
Offering players with a novel running experience, the series provides live local bands, cheerleaders and a venue for thousands of fans to cheer on their buddies and family. Race weekend will begin Fri., February 17 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. The Expo, which may be free and open to the public, will showcase the latest in running products and services with interactive clinics from exercise gurus. Event weekend will conclude with a finish line concert at the Rose Bowl. Past Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon concert headliners have included Seal, Blues Traveler, Journey, B-52s, Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. For more in-depth info, come visit competitor About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Organised by Rival, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is famous for lining race routes with live bands and cheerleaders, massive player numbers and rocking post race concerts. The original Rock ‘n ‘ Roll Marathon in 1998 is still recognised as the biggest opening marathon in history with 19,979 entrants.
Over 14 Years of Half Marathon Series
Over the 14-year history of the series, more than 75,000 charity runners have raised more than $249 million for a range of deserving causes and nonprofit organisations. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to twenty-three cities around the planet. For some more information, come visit Competitor or follow us on Twitter runrocknroll. About Rival Group, Incorporated.
Located in San Diego, Calif, Rival Group, Incorporated. (CGI) is the number 1 media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry devoted to promoting the sports of running, cycling and triathlon. CGI owns and operates forty five countrywide endurance events, including the Rock ‘n ‘ Roll Marathon Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Columbia Muddy Pal Series ; which may deliver more than 400,000 professional and non-professional players in 2011. CGI publishes four magazine titles including VeloNews, Within Triathlon, Triathlete and Rival magazine with a combined monthly circulation of more than 800,000. In addition, the company holds a captive online endurance community at competitor delivering more than 1.5 million monthly unique visitors and 25 million pages.
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