Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘N’ Roll Running Series San Antonio Brings the Biggest Running Fiesta Back to Military City, USA With Over 17,000 Registered Participants Taking to The Streets of San Antonio
December 4, 2022
Dominic Korir (Pacific Palisades, Cali,) and Sarah Pagano (Brighton, Mass.) victorious in Certified Piedmontese Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio Half Marathon
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series returned to the Lone Star State for the 14th edition of the biggest running fiesta as the Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio took to the streets this weekend. The Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio event weekend saw over 17,000 registered runners and featured 5K and 10K races on Saturday along with a half marathon and marathon on Sunday. During the Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio Marathon, it was Lamech Mokono Mositi (Grand Prairie, Texas) coming home victorious for the men clocking a time of 2:36:38. Janessa Dunn (San Antonio, Texas)was the women’s winner with a final time of 2:56:08. In the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite™ half marathon series took part at Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio with Dominic Korir (Pacific Palisades, Cali.) and Sarah Pagano (Brighton, Mass.) coming home victorious.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite half marathon series offered a shared $12,000 elite prize purse and Elite Beat Rankings (EBR) points to top three male and female finishers including: Dominic Korir taking top honors in the men’s race with a finishing time of 1:04:34 earning the win and taking home 50 EBR points. Collecting 44 EBR points and second place was Reid Buchanan (San Diego, Cali.) with a finishing time of 1:05:06 and Dennis Kipkosgei (Pacific Palisades, Cali.) followed in third place finishing at 1:06:15 and scoring 39 EBR points. Sarah Pagano (Brighton, Mass.) took the top spot in the women’s race earning 50 points with a finishing time of 1:14:48. Caren Jebet Maiyo ((Pacific Palisades, Cali.) followed Pagano in second for the women’s division with a finishing time of 1:16:59, earning 44 points, while Kirsten Lee (North Vancouver, B.C. Canada) rounded out the podium with a time of 1:17:10, earning 39 points. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite half marathon competition offers world-class runners the opportunity to showcase their talents in eight cities in North America, culminating with a grand finale at the 2023 edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite running competition and complete standings, visit www.runrocknroll.com/elite-athlete-program.
Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio is a truly unique experience and featured a new course this year that took participants through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and showcased everything that earned San Antonio the name of Military City, USA®. The home of one of the largest populations of active duty military and veterans, the course featured over three miles inside the base before concluding in front of the UTSA Downtown campus.
Several local bands, including the Air Force Band, Alex Moon and the Launch, Momo and Pompa Mariachis and many more performed live on band stages along the route before Ozomatli took the stage at the Bill Miller Plaza at UTSA Downtown as the Encore Entertainment.
The Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Antonio returns to San Antonio on December 2-3, 2023. Pre-race registration for the 2023 is now available with the lowest prices of the year by visiting, www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio-register.
Upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Events:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is scheduled to continue when it makes its way to Tempe, Arizona for Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Arizona on January 14 & 15, 2023 to begin the celebrations of 25 Years Running for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series before heading to Las Vegas for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas on February 25 & 26, 2023.To see the full schedule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events, visit www.runrocknroll.com/all-events.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams, and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an Encore Entertainment experience featuring eclectic musical artists from a variety of genres. With a goal of helping participants find the Beat in Their Feet™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has also featured some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R., Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bret Michaels, Kesha, The Revivalists, Hunter Hayes, Capital Cities, and Matt Nathanson. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
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