American Authors to Headline Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

January 14th, 2015

American Authors to Headline Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Chart-topping band to perform "Best Day of My Life" and other hits at Finish Line Festival

SAN FRANCISCO – January 14, 2015 – The Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco today announced that the popular rock band, American Authors, will headline the race’s finish line festival concert on Sunday, March 29.

Celebrating three years running, the race combines fitness and fun as the 13.1-mile course is lined with live entertainment as well as thousands of spectators and high-energy cheerleaders. American Authors will help participants celebrate the day’s accomplishments at the finish line by performing songs like their chart-topping hit, “Best Day of My Life,” among others.

“American Author’s upbeat music will be a great finale to an unforgettable race weekend,” said Lyndsi Weichert, Event Manager. “Our race in March is a great milestone to work towards a healthier lifestyle in 2015, plus it offers one of the most scenic tours of San Francisco.”

American Authors is comprised of Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums). Together they hail from the four corners of the country, each bringing their own influences and experiences to the writing table to create pop-flavored alt rock sprinkled with four-part harmonies, spirited lyrics, and contagious optimism.

The half marathon course runs through the Richmond District, the Sea Cliff neighborhood, the historic Presidio and the Marina district, followed by a back-and-forth jaunt across closed lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge. Participants will then run past Crissy Field, where WWII aviators trained, and Fisherman’s Wharf before finishing in front of City Hall. 

Event weekend kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Moscone Convention Center on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. The free expo is open to the public and features the latest health and nutrition information with a variety of products for sample and sale, as well as a series of interactive fitness clinics.

For more information about the Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco or to register for the event, please visit

About Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

The 3rd annual Transamerica Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco takes place on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The half-marathon starts on the Great Highway, crosses closed lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge and finishes in downtown San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza. Event weekend kicks off on Friday, March 27 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Moscone Center where participants pick up their race number and packet. For more information, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About Transamerica Direct

Transamerica Direct is the direct-to-consumer business unit of Transamerica.  At Transamerica, we help our customers Transform Tomorrow®. Through Transamerica Direct, the Transamerica companies offer a wide array of life and health insurance solutions that create better tomorrows by protecting families and their dreams. Insurance products and services are issued by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA, and affiliated Transamerica companies. With more than a century of experience, Transamerica has built a reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. For more information, visit transamerica.comFacebook or Twitter.

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