FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon To Commemorate A Dozen Years Running
Training Programs Underway, Entry Fee Increases After Jan. 31st
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (January 28, 2009) – On Sunday, May 31, 2009, the
original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will once again hit the streets of San
Diego. The 12th annual event, known as a 26.2-mile block party, features a
live band at every mile along the course, thousands of cheerleaders, themed
water stations and a post-race concert.
January is the time to set training plans and begin preparing for San
Diego's most entertaining fitness experience. For runners and walkers of
all ability levels, race weekend offers a unique opportunity for both
locals and out-of-towners to take an active vacation, accomplish personal
goals or team up with friends and family to raise money for charity.
"Running the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is all about having a good time," said
Kari Logan, Event Manager. "Completing a marathon is a major lifetime
achievement. Across the country, training programs are ramping up for the
2009 running season. An organized training program provides an opportunity
to meet new people and prepare for the race."
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) is the official
charity of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. TNT offers runners and walkers
professional training, support, travel and accommodations for the event in
exchange for fundraising efforts, which help make a difference in the lives
of more than 785,000 Americans living with blood cancers. Over the past 11
years, TNT has raised $134.6 million (net) at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in
the fight against leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
"We are also excited to officially announce that, for the first time, we
will provide Sugoi tech tees to every registered participant," added Logan.
"The New Year is here, and training for any marathon is one way to conquer
new fitness goals. Step one is to register."
Finishing a marathon is a huge accomplishment and the Rock 'n' Roll
Marathon's miles of breathtaking scenery, soulful entertainment and
enthusiastic on-course support have made it a favorite for runners of all
abilities. Race participants are encouraged take advantage of the lowest
entry price by registering online before January 31st.
For more information on the Rock 'n' Roll marathon or to register for the
race please visit www.rnrmarathon.com or call (800) 311-1255.
About the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Produced by Elite Racing, the original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will
celebrate a dozen years as the premiere running event in San Diego
attracting over 20,000 runners and 100,000 spectators to the area. Annually
over $12 million is raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by thousands
of runners and walkers from Team In Training. With 15,771 finishers, the
inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon still holds the record the world's largest
inaugural marathon. Today, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series has spread to
nine cities nationwide, creating the first national series of marathons and
half-marathons, which annually attract more than 200,000 participants. For
more information, please visit www.rnrmarathon.com.