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Posted: March 23, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio is Back for Year Two

New Changes And Early Entry Alert For Texas' Premier Running Event

San Antonio, TX - (March 23, 2009) - The Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half-Marathon, set for Sunday, November 15, is announcing some exciting changes for the second showing of the event that will take place in south Texas this fall.

Responding the participant requests, race organizers are providing all participants with a technical t-shirt, courtesy of Sugoi. Additionally, race officials are looking at ways to enhance the post race experience by expanding the finish line fiesta and creating a more festive environment inside the Alamodome with live music and vendors on the afternoon of the race.

"After a successful inaugural event we are looking at ways to further improve the participant experience," said Lucy Diaz, Event Manager. "We are changing the participant t-shirt from a cotton t-shirt to a Sugoi technical t-shirt, and are exploring ways to provide participants with even more live music throughout race weekend."

Runners are encouraged to register by the end of March to take advantage of the early entry fee and guarantee their spot. Current registration prices are $90 for the marathon and $75 for the half marathon. On April 1, fees will increase to $105 and $90, respectively.

"We are planting the seed to register early after last year's sell out," added Diaz. "With many of the event's training programs beginning in the next few months, now is the time to make the commitment and lock in your spot at the best rate."

Many training resources are available for Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio participants, and vary from a free online training program, provided by the New Balance ActiveTrainer, to a national charity training program like Team In Training, to a variety of local and regional training groups hosted by specialty running stores.

For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio or to register, please visit or call (800)311-1255.

About The Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
The second annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half-Marathon is set to run on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, live bands will entertain participants along the scenic course that winds through San Antonio's most historic neighborhoods. Adding to the excitement, local high school cheerleaders will be on the sidelines motivating athletes all the way to the finish line. Festivities begin with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome on Fri., Nov. 13 and Sat., Nov. 14. The Expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in endurance sports gear and nutrition products.

In addition to the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half-Marathon, the Competitor Group manages a total of eleven marathons and half marathons including the original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, the Country Music Marathon and Half-Marathon in Nashville, Tenn., the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & Half-Marathon, Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & Half-Marathon, the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathons in Virginia Beach and San Jose, Calif., as well as the ING Philadelphia Distance Run and Denver Marathon. Each event features live music and cheerleaders along every mile on the course and attracts between 13,000 and 35,000 participants.

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