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Posted: October 21, 2019:  

Athletics: Eric Hamer And Alexis Wilbert Top Field Of Participants At The 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

The Mile-High City welcomed more than 7,500 registered participants for the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

DENVER, Colo. (Oct. 20, 2018) - More than 7,500 registered participants from age 12 to 81 took to the beautiful downtown of the Mile-High City this weekend to run in the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon. With a continued focus on great music within the Denver community, participants of all athletic levels enjoyed the sights and sounds of Colorado’s capital city.

Photo Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

In the half marathon, Eric Hamer (Fort Collins, Colo.) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:08:08. Bryn Morales (Boulder, Colo.) was second finishing in 1:08:36. Dan Feeney (Boulder, Colorado) came in third place with a time of 1:08:45. Alexis Wilbert (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:19:09 with Mackenzie Caldwell (Boulder, Colo.) next behind her at 1:19:16. Amanda Scott (Boulder, Colo.) rounded out the podium in 1:19:39.

Photo Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday morning with a 5K presented by Brooks starting and finishing at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. The half marathon and 10K took place on Sunday, with runners from all 50 states and 17 countries, regions and territories receiving a first-class tour of the busy and refreshing downtown Denver. Participants started on Civic Center Park headed north on Bannock St. toward 14th Street where participants circled the LoDo neighborhood, made their way down North Capitol Hill and through City Park before crossing the finish line back at Civic Center Park.

Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party atmosphere. Several local bands, including Colorado’s own The Williams Brothers Band, Silver And Smoke and 78 Bombs performed live on band stages along the route. The musically themed road race celebrated the day’s accomplishments with the sounds of Canadian-based indie-funk band, Bombargo taking to the main stage of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at the finish line festival held at Civic Center Park which was free and open to the public.

For complete results from this weekend’s event or for information on the 2020 event, visit 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 Group, 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 running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, 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 (Nasdaq: WSG) 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. Through our businesses, including Infront and IRONMAN, 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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