Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Expands in Mexico with New Destination Oaxaca

November 17th, 2017

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Expands in Mexico with New Destination Oaxaca

Race series will make its debut April 29, 2018 with half marathon and 10K distances; Registration on sale now at

OAXACA, Mexico – November 17, 2017 – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today announced a new race in Mexico with the addition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca Half Marathon, which will make its debut on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

The race will take place at night with an 8 p.m. start time and will also feature a 10K distance. Registration is now open and can be accessed at

“We are thrilled to continue expanding the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in Mexico,” said Stacy Campbell, Vice President of Global Events. “Oaxaca is a beautiful city that is rich in history and culture and will be a great destination for runners to explore. This launch would not be possible without the help of our partners at Oaxaca State Government and As Deporte who have allowed us to put on another world class event this spring.”

Oaxaca, known for its world heritage and beautiful colonial style is now part of a worldwide series of musically-themed half marathons uniquely combining entertainment and running into a 13.1 block party. The event will feature live bands positioned on entertainment stages along the scenic course and wraps up with a finish line concert featuring a major headline act.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca will start and finish at the Polideportivo Cecude and will pass by the city’s famous and historic sites including, the Cathedral, Macedonio Alcala Teather, Oaxaca center stores, Oaxaca City Street, Oaxaca walk way and Oaxaca Centro.

Race weekend will begin with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. The expo takes place at Ciudad de Las Canteras Convention Center on Friday, April 27 from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca Half Marathon, please visit

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca

The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca Half Marathon will take place Sunday, April 29, 2018. The fast and scenic course will give runners a first-class tour of the beautiful colonial style of Oaxaca. Runners can rock to the sounds of live, local bands to help motivate them to finish line. The event concludes with a post-race concert and finish line festival. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend at the Ciudad de Las Canteras Convention Center on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. The Expo will have numerous vendors featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and training tips. To register for the race or for more information, visit INSERT WEBSITE or follow us on Twitter @RunRocknRoll. 

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

With more than 600,000 runners taking part in 30 destination events around the world every year, more runners choose the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series than any other running series. Established in 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ 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. Over the 20-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity partners have raised more than $349 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. 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 and Toyota Concert Series featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past headliners including Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, FloRida and Andy Grammer. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at   

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Dan Cruz, 619-925-7671,

Teyva Sammet, 831-818-5945,

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Expands in Mexico with New Destination Oaxaca

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