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Posted: July 3, 2019:  

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Announces Lima, Perú As New Venue For International Tour

Inaugural Claro música Rock ‘n’ Roll Lima Half Marathon will take place on November 10, 2019; Vicentico to headline post-race concert at the finish line festival

LIMA, Perú / TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2019) - The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced today the addition of a new venue in Lima, Perú to its international tour. Taking place on Sunday, November 10, 2019, the Claro música Rock ‘n’ Roll® Lima Half Marathon will be one of the first musically themed running events to take place in Perú, and will feature a distance for everyone, including a 5K, 10K, and half marathon. Closing out the weekend of events will be a performance by Latin GRAMMY Award nominee, Vicentico. Registration for the inaugural event is now open at RunRocknRoll.com.

Located in the heart of Lima, the new event will offer runners from all over the world a unique experience in the vibrant capital city of Perú. Situated on the west coast of South America, Lima is a vibrant city, filled with a rich history and an exciting offering of museums, beaches and cuisine. Perú is also home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Historic Downtown of Lima, located only 20 minutes away from the event venue. A busy hub for international flights, Jorge Chavez Airport connects Lima with direct flights to North and South America, as well as numerous countries in Europe.

The musically themed event offers live music on stages located along the scenic course, which will pass through beautiful parks, historical sites, and vibrant residential areas. The weekend of events will culminate with a concert and finish line festival to celebrate the day’s accomplishments. Vicentico, a well-known Argentinian musician, composer, and lead singer of the band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, will perform at the post-race concert at the finish line festival. A founding member of the group since its creation in 1984 to the year 2001, he began his solo career as a singer in 2002. Known for his unmistakable voice and flair, he is one of the most recognized musicians in Latin America.

Participants will start the race heading towards the Barranco District known for its famous historic tourist attractions. From there athletes will run towards Miraflores District through one of Lima’s largest avenues, Av. Jose Larco. Finally, runners will navigate through San Isidro and the Miraflores District, passing by the incredible trees and beautiful houses that line the streets. The finish line will be situated outside the Multi-Sport Complex, from which athletes can walk inside the complex to enjoy musical headliner Vicentico.

The Health & Fitness Expo will be held at the Multi-Sport Complex located at Av. del Ejército 1300, Miraflores 15074, Perú. Participants will be able to collect their race packets and bib numbers at the Expo. Runners can also enjoy a variety of health and running exhibitions, samples of sports nutrition products, and interactive clinics.

Information on general registration into the Claro música Rock 'n' Roll Lima Half Marathon can be accessed at RunRocknRoll.com. Athlete inquiries may be directed to Lima@RunRocknRoll.com.

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, please visit RunRocknRoll.com..

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About The IRONMAN Group

As part of Wanda Sports Holdings, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia™, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit Ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Group

Wanda Sports Group is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. We have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes.

Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.


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