America’s top marathoner to pace Saturday 10k and serve as Grand Marshal on Sunday; Register with code MEBRUNS2014 for $20 off the marathon and half marathon at RunRocknRoll.com
SAN ANTONIO — November 5, 2014 — Capping off one the greatest year of his professional career, America’s best distance runner Meb Keflezighi will headline the 7th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on December 5-7, 2014.
Participants will not only get a chance to run with the Boston Marathon Champion as he paces the new Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k on Saturday, but runners will also be greeted at the marathon and half marathon start line as Meb kicks off Sunday’s events as the Grand Marshal.
“From Boston to New York, 2014 has been a great year for me and I look forward to capping it off with thousands of my fellow runners in San Antonio,” saidMeb, who recently finished 4th overall and was the first American at the 2014 New York City Marathon. “My motto, ‘Run To Win’ means to get the best out of yourselfand I look forward to helping athletes of all abilities achieve their goals in San Antonio next month.”
In addition to pacing Saturday’s 10k, Meb will make several appearances throughout race weekend including hosting clinics at the Health & Fitness Expo, where all runners pick up their race packets. Runners can register for the marathon or half marathon using the code “MEBRUNS2014” to save $20 off their entry fee through November 7. Race registration is available online at RunRocknRoll.com.
“We are thrilled to have Meb join us in San Antonio to help inspire even more people to run and live a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio City Manager. “Not many people will ever be able to play basketball with Tim Duncan or catch a touchdown from their favorite quarterback, but here runners will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to run shoulder to shoulder with one of the greatest runners in American history.”
Taking place in December for the first time in the event’s seven-year history, the 2014 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio’s Sunday races include a true festival of distances with a marathon, half-marathon, 2-person half-marathon relay, 5k and Bike Tour, which all start downtown at the intersection of Cherry Street and Commerce Street. In addition to Meb serving as the grand marshal, Sunday’s events will also include live bands and enthusiastic cheerleaders lining the race routes to create the ultimate fitness-centric, block party environment. Multi-platinum rock band Everclear will headline the finish line concert at the Alamodome.
Meb will pace the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10k on Saturday, which will start at the Alamodome, run through downtown and finish at Alamo Plaza. Both days of running will feature high-energy music on-course, post-race entertainment, quality finisher’s medals and more. Participants who complete the race on Saturday and any distance race on Sunday will also earn a special spinning “Remix Challenge” medal, offering the chance to get three medals over race weekend.
With more than 22 U.S. National Championships and a silver medal from the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, Meb also serves as the Vice President of Running for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. Meb’s historic win at the Boston Marathon this year, sealed his legacy as one of the world’s greatest distance runners.
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About Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
A Competitor Group event, the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will welcome approximately 30,000 participants at the 7th annual event on Sunday, Dec. 7. Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, live bands and local high school cheerleaders entertain and cheer on participants along the scenic course. Race weekend kicks off with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome, where all participants go to pick up their race bib and explore more than 100 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. Children in grades K-7 can also participate over race weekend at the non-timed, non-competitive SUBWAY KiDS ROCK San Antonio powered by San Antonio Sports on Saturday, Dec. 6. The event concludes with a finish line festival at the Alamodome. Over the 17-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity participants have raised more than $300 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit runrocknroll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.