United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. Announces New Course Updates For The 11th Year Of Running In The Nation’s Capital

November 2, 2022

- Course highlights include finish line on Pennsylvania Avenue with a view of the Capitol Building and participants crossing the Potomac River on the Arlington Memorial Bridge for the first time since 2016 - Finish Line Festival moving to a new location by the National Mall in between the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument

WASHINGTON, D.C. / TAMPA, Fla. (November 2, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Washington D.C. is returning to the District on March 18, 2023 and will be debuting a new course. Celebrating the start of a new decade running in D.C., the course promises to bring more stunning views and monuments than ever before.

The music-filled running block party will provide runners and walkers alike with an unforgettable running tour of the District. The traditional starting line on Constitution Avenue will remain, but enhancements throughout the course will be waiting for all participants.

The new half marathon course will now take participants over the Potomac River on the Arlington Memorial Bridge for the first time since 2016, through scenic Judiciary Square, and finish with amazing views of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument as they cross the finish line on Pennsylvania Avenue. Finishers will be able to celebrate with family and friends right along the National Mall at the all-new Finish Line Festival.

“We are thrilled to announce this new course that will provide participants with an unforgettable experience,” said Adam Zocks, Race Director for the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. “We feel there is no better way to experience our nation’s capital than taking a running tour of the District and then celebrating all of your accomplishments at our Finish Line Festival by the National Mall.”

The revamped 5K course will also allow participants the chance to experience new parts of the District and will finish right in front of the Capitol Building on Pennsylvania Avenue as they traverse the streets of Washington D.C.

Race weekend will kickoff with a free and open to the public Health & Fitness Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17. On Saturday, March 18, thousands of runners and walkers will take to the streets as they participate in the 5K or half marathon.

Runners can register to participate in the 2023 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington D.C. by visiting www.runrocknroll.com/washington-dc-register.

For more information about the 2023 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Washington D.C., visit www.runrocknroll.com/washington-dc. Media-related inquiries may be directed to press@runrocknroll.com.


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.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.