Inaugural race debuts November 17, 2018; Registration for the event is now open
TAMPA, Fla./SANTIAGO, Chile (March 29, 2018) – The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced today it added a new event to its international tour that will take place in Santiago, Chile. The inaugural edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Santiago Half Marathon is scheduled for November 17, 2018 with registration for the event now open.
For the first time, a South American venue will be represented in the worldwide Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, bringing together music and thousands of runners who will be excited to discover this new unique and exceptional race community. The new event will include both half marathon and 10K distance races, as well as live music on stages located along a scenic route through beautiful parks, barrios, streets and historical sites. The unique musical race experience will culminate with a headliner concert at the finish line, a great festival for both runners and spectators.
“We are excited for runners to come and experience Santiago,” said Christopher Pons, Race Director for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Santiago Half Marathon. “Bringing a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event to Chile offers runners from around the world a truly amazing opportunity to discover this wonderful country while experiencing everything that Santiago has to offer. It will be a unique and fantastic experience for all that participate.”
Event weekend in Santiago kicks off with a two-day Health and Fitness Expo, where participants will be able to collect their race packets and bib numbers on November 16 and 17. The Expo will include health and running exhibitors offering samples of sports nutrition products and interactive clinics. With a focus on bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Santiago Half Marathon will feature music throughout the race, on-course nutrition, and specialized features for family, friends, and the surrounding community.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Santiago Half Marathon is owned and operated by Asdeporte, an independent licensee of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. General registration for the event is currently available and can be accessed by visiting www.runrocknroll.com/santiago. Athlete inquiries can be directed to email@example.com. For media related inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.runrocknroll.com.
About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series with more than 600,000 runners taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 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 entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, FloRida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
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