FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Start for Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
Third Annual Event Unveils New Downtown Starting Line,
Two-Person Relay and Official Charity Partner
San Antonio, TX – July 28, 2010 – When runners and walkers take to the
streets for the third annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½
Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Sunday, November 14,
they will do so from a brand new starting line. The 2010 race course was
unveiled today, and will include a new downtown start on the corner of
Alamo and Market Street, adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
"Our goal is always to provide the best running experience possible for all
participants," said Kari Logan, Event Director of the largest combined
marathon and half-marathon in Texas. "We believe changing the start
location to downtown will be a positive one for both runners and the local
From the start line, the new race route will travel east down Market
Street, before circling past the historic Alamo. The course then heads up
North St. Mary's Street to McCullough Avenue then passing through the King
William Historic District. Both the marathon, half-marathon and relay will
finish in the same location as previous years, adjacent to the Alamodome.
"The third running of the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
represents a commitment to helping citizens and visitors focus on the
importance of fitness and a healthy, active lifestyle," said Sheryl
Sculley, City Manager of San Antonio and three-time Rock 'n' Roll
participant. "The addition of a two-member relay provides a good
introduction for those runners and walkers who have been more focused on
5ks and 10ks and makes the race more accessible for those who want to
experience the excitement of the Rock 'n' Roll race."
In the half-marathon relay, the first participant will start the race in
normal fashion, bringing a special drumstick baton to the relay exchange
point located just after 7.5 miles. After the exchange, the second runner
will take the drumstick the final 5 miles to the finish line. Both relay
participants will receive a race technical tee shirt, relay medal and a
commemorative Rock 'n' Roll drumstick race baton. Relay registration is
open online at san-antonio.competitor.com and entry fees are $75 per relay
"We know runners will enjoy starting in San Antonio's beautiful downtown,"
said Dr. Susan Blackwood, executive director of San Antonio Sports, the
city's nonprofit sports commission. "Our volunteers look forward to
welcoming everyone to the heart of the Alamo City and with the new
half-marathon relay it's not too late to start training."
November's event will also include the return of the popular kids race,
Kids Rock! Presented by the YMCA. The event is a non-timed, non-competitive,
one-mile fun run for children in grades K-5. It will take place Saturday
morning, November 13 at Brackenridge Park near the San Antonio Zoo. All
participants will receive a medal, t-shirt and free admission to the zoo
after the race.
Also new for the 2010 will is the event's partnership with Susan G.
Komenfor the Cure® as the official benefiting charity. Through the Marathon
for the Cure® program, runners and walkers can join the fight against
breast cancer by participating in the marathon, half-marathon or relay.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a series of Marathon for the Cure
training and interest meetings throughout the month of August in the San
Antonio area, with dates and times as follows:
Date / Time Location
Training Meetings Run On!
Tuesday, August 8th – 8:30 am 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 3120
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Saturday, August 21st - 6:30 am Run Wild Sports
300 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Wednesday, August 11th – 6:30 pm Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E Basse Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Thursday, August 12th – 8:00 pm Central Market
4821 Broadway St
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Wednesday, August 18th – 7:00 pm Westside YMCA
2900 Ruiz Street
San Antonio, Texas 78228
Thursday, August 19th – 5:00 pm O'Krents Flooring Center
2075 N. Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, Texas 78232
Tuesday, August 17 - 6:30 pm CentroMed
3750 Commercial Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78221
Course Map PDF
About Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
The third annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting
Susan G. Komen for the Cure will take place on November 14, 2010. The
Marathon & ½ Marathon courses give runners a first-class tour of the city,
and travels through many of the city's historic sites and parks. 45 live
bands and 30 spirited cheer squads will be staged along every mile of the,
scenic 13.1 and 26.2 mile courses. The event will conclude with a concert
and finish line festival.
A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Alamodome on
Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13. All participants must visit
the expo to pick up their race numbers and browse over 100 vendors from the
running and fitness industry. To register for the race or for more
information about the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon,
visit www.san-antonio.competitor.com or call 800-311-1255.