This upcoming weekend (Sept 19-21) marks the return of the Philadelphia Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon. We didn’t think the 13.1 mile race could get any sweeter as it already boasts a fast course, spirited Philly crowd, killer bands and beautiful scenery. However, it has been announced that Olympians Kara Goucher and Deena Kastor will be running this year making it that much more exciting. These two women have combined to run the 5 fastest times in US 1/2 marathon history. Tracy Sundlun of the Rock & Rock Marathon Series said it best, “Having both Deena and Kara race in Philadelphia this year is truly a thrilling testament to America’s greatest half marathon, showcasing the fastest runners of all time”.
The entire weekend is full of some great events. There will be a health and fitness expo beginning on Friday at noon in the convention center. They will host a 5K on Saturday morning (which still has spots available) and the Rock-N-Roll half is early Sunday am. Afterwards, stick around for the sounds of Rusted Root and enjoy the City of Brotherly Love. After the 13.1 miles of effort, you deserve to kick back and hear an amazing band.
For more information, check out their website at http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/philadelphia/rock-n-roll-running-festival-philadelphia