FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio is Back for Year Two
NEW CHANGES AND EARLY ENTRY ALERT FOR TEXAS' PREMIER RUNNING EVENT
San Antonio, TX – (March 23, 2009) - The Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon
& Half Marathon, set for Sunday, November 15, is announcing some exciting
changes for the second showing of the event that will take place in south
Texas this fall.
Responding the participant requests, race organizers are providing all
participants with a technical t-shirt, courtesy of Sugoi. Additionally,
race officials are looking at ways to enhance the post race experience by
expanding the finish line fiesta and creating a more festive environment
inside the Alamodome with live music and vendors on the afternoon of the
"After a successful inaugural event we are looking at ways to further
improve the participant experience," said Lucy Diaz, Event Manager. "We are
changing the participant t-shirt from a cotton t-shirt to a Sugoi technical
t-shirt, and are exploring ways to provide participants with even more live
music throughout race weekend."
Runners are encouraged to register by the end of March to take advantage of
the early entry fee and guarantee their spot at the start line. Current
registration prices are $90 for the marathon and $75 for the half marathon.
On April 1, fees will increase to $105 and $90, respectively.
"We are planting the seed to register early after last year's sell out,"
added Diaz. "With many of the event's training programs beginning in the
next few months, now is the time to make the commitment and lock in your
spot at the best rate."
Many training resources are available for Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
participants, and vary from a free online training program, provided by the
New Balance ActiveTrainer, to a national charity training program like Team
In Training, to a variety of local and regional training groups hosted by
specialty running stores.
For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio or to register,
please visit www.rnrsa.com or call (800) 311-1255.
About The Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
The second annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon is
set to run on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Open to runners and walkers from
novice to professional, live bands will entertain participants along the
scenic course that winds through San Antonio's most historic neighborhoods.
Adding to the excitement, local high school cheerleaders will be on the
sidelines motivating athletes all the way to the finish line. Festivities
begin with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome on Fri., Nov.
13 and Sat., Nov. 14. The Expo is open to the public and will feature the
latest in endurance sports gear and nutrition products.
In addition to the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half Marathon, the
Competitor Group manages a total of eleven marathons and half marathons
including the original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, the Country
Music Marathon and Half Marathon in Nashville, Tenn., the P.F. Chang's Rock
'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & Half Marathon, Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon &
Half Marathon, the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathons in Virginia Beach and San
Jose, Calif., as well as the ING Philadelphia Distance Run and Denver
Marathon. Each event features live music and cheerleaders along every mile
on the course and attracts between 13,000 and 35,000 participants.