Mexico City Joins Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

July 29th, 2014

Mexico City Joins Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

Competitor Group announces partnership with Asdeporte for new half-marathon in 2015; Event scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2015; Registration to open Sept. 5th at

MEXICO CITY – July 29, 2014 – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company, today announced a partnership with Asdeporte to bring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to Mexico with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon in 2015.

“With our historically strong participant base in Latin America, we are thrilled to announce Mexico City as the newest international event of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series,” said David Abeles, Chief Executive Officer of CGI. “The opportunity to partner with Asdeporte, a world-class event operator, allows us to continue to reach a growing global audience of runners with a first class Rock ‘n’ Roll experience.”

One of the world’s great capitals, Mexico City is the largest city in North America. It’s cultural mix of ancient Aztec temples, modern-art museums and extraordinary food culture promises an exhilarating event destination. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015, with registration opening on September 5, 2014 with a special one day pre-sale at

“The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is one of the most recognized running event platforms in the world, it’s engaging, inspiring, exciting, entertaining and it’s competitive. We are thrilled that Competitor Group has selected Mexico City for their newest international destination,” said David Alvarez, director of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon. “We are looking forward to fantastic event in 2015.”

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series started as a single race in 1998, and is now the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ featuring a global tour schedule of 28 events. Race weekend in Mexico City will begin with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo where all participants go to pick up their race number. The expo will feature several running and fitness retailers, exhibits with free nutritional samples and a series of interactive clinics.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon is now part of a worldwide series of musically themed marathons and half-marathons, uniquely combining entertainment and running into a 13.1-mile block party. The event will feature live bands positioned on entertainment stages along every mile of the scenic course, which will start and finish at Hipódromo de las Américas showcasing the city’s green parks, historic landmarks, fashionable shopping districts and vibrant neighborhoods. The running festival experience is topped off with a finish line concert featuring a major headline act.

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 about the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon, please visit

About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

Organized by Competitor Group, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 600,000 runners taking part in events around the world every year. Started in 1998, the simple idea of making running fun has transformed the U.S. 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. Today, the series of marathons and half-marathons has spread to more than 28 destinations, drawing visitors from around the world.

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 entertaining finish line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with headliners like Pitbull, FloRida, Cheap Trick and Bret Michaels. For more information, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About Competitor Group

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI’s portfolio of media brands span the full range of the expanding endurance industry including Velo, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Women’s Running and Competitor with a combined monthly circulation of over 700,000.  CGI owns and operates 53 events around the world, including the flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, the TriRock Triathlon Series and Women’s Running Series, collectively delivering more than 600,000 professional and amateur participants in 2014. Additionally,, a leading digital registration platform, is the catalyst for the company’s race services offering that looks to meet the needs not only for the company’s owned and operated events, but also for endurance events of all sizes on behalf of the entire industry. Further information about CGI and its digital, publishing and event entertainment properties can be found at

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