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Posted: May 16, 2022::  

Athletics: Thousands of participants took to the streets and boardwalk of Atlantic City for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll running series Atlantic City

Dennis Kipkosgei and Hirut Guangul claim victories in the fourth event of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite Half Marathon Series

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (May 15, 2022) – Thousands of runners and walkers alike took to the streets and the famous Atlantic City boardwalk this weekend for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Atlantic City. Bringing the Fun to the Run® with music and community support throughout the event, participants took on a 5K and half marathon distance that ran along the coast of Atlantic City and down America’s original boardwalk. During the fourth Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite Half Marathon Series event, it was Dennis Kipkosgei a native of Kenya currently living in the United States and Hirut Guangul of New York that claimed victories.

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite half marathon series offered a shared $10,000 elite prize purse and Elite Beat Rankings (EBR) points to the top three male and female finishers. Dennis Kipkosgei took the overall victory of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon also earning the 50 EBR points with a finishing time of 1:04:21. Collecting 44 EBR points with a second-place finish was Trevor Conde (Bethlehem, Pa.) with a finishing time of 1:07:48 and Arturs Bareikis (Crestwood, Ill.) followed in third place finishing at 1:10:40 and scoring 39 points. Hirut Guangul (New York, N.Y.) followed up her win at Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. with a victory in the women’s race at Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City earning 50 points with a finishing time of 1:14:46. Jane Bareikis (Crestwood, Ill.) followed Guangul in second with a finishing time of 1:16:06, earning 44 points. Sofie Schunk (Albuquerque, N.M.) rounded out the podium with a time of 1:19:25, earning 39 points. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite Half Marathon competition offers world-class runners the opportunity to showcase their talents in eight cities in North America, culminating with a grand finale at the 2023 edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite running competition and complete standings, visit RNR Elite Athlete.

Several local bands performed live on band stages along the route interspersed with crowd support to put a Beat in the Feet of the participants. The party wasn’t only on the course – runners were treated to a high-energy, note-perfect, and visually accurate musical experience of Bruce in the USA.

Upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Events:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is scheduled to continue in the United States with the Heineken 0.0 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series San Diego on June 4-5, 2022. To see the full schedule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events, visit

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For more information or to register for an event on Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, please visit

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series

The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running 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 Running Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit

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