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Posted: July 21, 2016:  

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon Opens Registration for 20th Annual Event

Celebrate 20 years of running at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Kickoff Party on July 21

2017 event will take place the weekend of June 3 - 4

Online registration opens today at with limited special pricing

SAN DIEGO - July 20, 2016: Registration for the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon is now open. The event returns the weekend of June 3-4 and will celebrate 20 years of running. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon debuted in San Diego in 1998 and is the flagship event of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.

Start Line Photo (credit: Ryan Bethke)

To celebrate the occasion race organizers will hold a kickoff party on Thursday, July 21 at The Rabbit Hole in Normal Heights. After participating in a 3 or 5 mile run, attendees will enjoy refreshments and giveaways of Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego swag.

"We are thrilled to be celebrating the 20th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon," said Katie Holmes, event manager. "Our series has accomplished so much since starting in San Diego and now reaches 30 international destinations. We will be celebrating all year long in our hometown and encourage San Diego runners to help us kick it all off at The Rabbit Hole on July 21."

The 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon returns on Sunday, June 4 in addition to a 5K on Saturday, June 3. Both courses on Sunday will start in Balboa Park and take runners through quintessential San Diego neighborhoods such as Hillcrest, North Park and Normal Heights, with the marathon course continuing through Old Town and Mission Bay Park.

Runners will also have the opportunity to take part in the Remix Challenge. Those who participate in the 5K in Balboa Park and then either the marathon or half marathon the next day will receive an exclusive third medal in addition to each race’s finisher medals.

Registration is now open at $69 for the marathon, $59 for the half marathon, $40 for the 5K and $85 for the half marathon relay. These prices are available for a limited time only.

Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. The Expo takes place at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Expo is free and open to the public.

For more information about Rock 'n' Roll San Diego or to register for the event, please visit

About Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon

The 20th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half-Marathon will run through San Diego the weekend of June 3-4, 2017. The race is known for lining the course with live bands and cheerleaders interspersed with themed water stations along the route. The original Rock 'n' Roll Marathon debuted in 1998 and is still recognized as the largest inaugural marathon in U.S. history with 19,979 entrants. A free two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention Center kicks off race weekend, featuring more than 80 fitness retailers, exhibits, free samples and interactive clinics. The event concludes Sunday afternoon with the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Headliner Concert. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

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