Take a tour of San Diego that’s a bit off the beaten track. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will show you many of the city’s scenic sites as you encircle the San Diego Zoo, University Heights, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park. All along your way, local bands will energize the event with live tunes to keep you moving one foot in front of the other. The mini-concert music will motivate you every mile as you enjoy fantastic entertainment in eclectic genres spanning classic rock, punk, funk, blues and jazz.
You can opt to run the Full Marathon race if you’re ready to run 26 miles. Or, you could split that distance in half with an admirable Half Marathon, another great way to get an early start and later enjoy San Diego’s delicious dining scene guilt-free. Intended to appeal to walkers and runners at all levels, the relay races make the annual event that much more accessible to all paces and participants. Whether you come out to cheer by the sidelines or sneaker up for the blood-pumping action, the event will be full of encouragement. Spirited cheer squads line the course, making each participant feel like a rock star. Supporters will also guide the way, keeping runner confident and on-track all along the route.
Finishers will receive a medal, a certificate, and a t-shirt – souvenirs that will send you home with some extra bragging rights. Best of all, you’ll be benefiting a great cause. This year’s Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To register for this race starting at 6th Avenue and Quincy Street, visit their website. You can also call at (858) 450-6510. After the race, return to your comfortable and spacious accommodations at the Bristol Hotel.