Posted by: Joe English | June 3, 2009

News — Dallas is next home to Rock N Roll Half-Marathon

DALLAS — Competitor Group, organizers of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, and the Dallas White Rock Marathon have announced a multi-year partnership agreement to host an annual spring half marathon. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon is set for Sunday, March 14, 2010 and is expected to draw between 12,000 and 15,000 runners.

“From 5ks to marathons, Dallas is a city that loves to race and run,” said Mayor Tom Leppert, who joined U.S. 50k record holder Josh Cox in making the announcement on National Running Day. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is clearly a premier, national event. We are certain the thousands of runners who participate next year will discover why Dallas is such a great place to run.”

Dallas joins the existing Rock ‘n’ Roll markets of Arizona, Nashville, San Diego, Seattle, Chicago, Virginia Beach, San Jose, San Antonio and Las Vegas. The half marathon will be the tenth event in the national series of musically themed marathons and half-marathons, which include live bands, cheerleaders and themed water stations at each mile along the course.

“This partnership enables the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to continue rolling out additional events in key markets,” said Peter Englehart, CEO of the Competitor Group. “The Dallas White Rock Marathon shares our commitment to providing runners with an outstanding experience, which was an important consideration when we began forming this multi-year agreement. The March timing for a stand alone half marathon works perfectly with our national event schedule.”

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