FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arizona Runners Can Rock At a Relay
·New 2-Person Half Marathon Relay Announced for P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll
·Registration is open on Competitor.com, space is limited to 500 teams
·8.4 mile first leg, 4.7 mile second leg with transition area at the
Chinese Cultural Center
Phoenix, AZ - October 7, 2010 - The P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona has
announced a half-marathon relay, which will be held in conjunction with the
8th Annual event on Sunday, January 16, 2011. For the first time a runner
who may not be ready for 26.2 or 13.1-miles of Rock 'n' Roll, can now enjoy
the excitement and renowned fanfare on race day with a teammate.
The 2-person relay will start at the same time as the half marathon and
features an 8.4 mile first leg and 4.7 mile second leg across the flat,
fast course through the desert scenery of Phoenix and Tempe. The transition
area where relay teams will begin the second leg will be located at the
Chinese Cultural Center in Phoenix, with convenient access to the light
rail station at 44th St. & Washington St.
"In what is typically considered an individual sport, the relay adds a fun
new angle to the Rock 'n' Roll experience," said Elizabeth O'Brien, Event
Director. "This new event provides a great entry point to the sport and
enables runners of all abilities to experience the excitement of a Rock 'n'
Roll half-marathon with a friend or family member."
Relay teams will experience all the excitement and fun of a Rock 'n' Roll
event, with live bands along every mile of the course and enthusiastic
cheerleaders keeping all the participants motivated through whatever
distance they choose. Race day will end with a rockin' celebration at the
finish line festival and headline concert at Arizona State University's Sun
Each team member will receive a T-shirt, medal, swag bag and commemorative
Rock 'n' Roll race baton. The entry fee is $85 for each participant and
registration is open online at arizona.competitor.com/register/. Space is
limited to 500 teams.
For more information, please visit Competitor.com.
About the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon
The 8th annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, ½ Marathon and
relay will take place Sunday, January 16th, 2011. The fast, flat and scenic
courses give runners a first class tour of the desert cities of Phoenix,
Scottsdale and Tempe. Runners can rock to the sounds of live, local bands
playing every mile of the Marathon & ½ Marathon courses, along with
enthusiastic cheerleaders to keep participants moving. The event concludes
with a headline concert and finish line festival.
A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Phoenix
Convention Center on Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th. The
expo will feature over 100 vendors featuring the latest in running gear,
nutrition and training tips. Race weekend events include the Phoenix
Children's Hospital KiDS ROCK Arizona one-mile fun run on Saturday. To
register for the race or for more information, visit Competitor.com or call