What is the Circuit Rock 'n' Roll?
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is the "the world's largest Running circuit" with more than 600,000 people who participate each year in 27 cities in North America and Europe 6. The series boasts very attractive destinations for athletes and a huge local support that has established itself as a dynamic platform for athletics.
What began as a simple idea in 1998, the idea of making the running more fun, combining it with live music, soon completely transformed Athletics landscape in the United States. Suddenly, the music located at every mile and the amazing party atmosphere made long distance racing much more accessible. Soon, more and more people began participating in something that had they never dreamed that they could do; running a marathon. The proliferation of participants has resulted in more than 267 million dollars raised by charitable organizations.
Today, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series continues to celebrate the run and not just the finish, featuring live bands along the course, cheering teams and entertainment at water stations. The outdoor festival encapsulates cities in their entirety and culminates with a finish line festival featuring some of the best music acts around. Past performers include the Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Chris Isaak, Bret Michaels and Sugar Ray.
Let´s keep the party going!... because we are very pleased to announce that the number of marathons and half marathons Rock ´n´ Roll will continue to expand not only in size, but also in the number of participating countries in 2013!
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- Start Location: Plaza de Cibeles
- Start Time: 9:00am
- Course Time Limit: 6 hours
- Limit of Participants: 15,000
- Finish Location: Parque del Retiro
The Rock´n´Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ debuts new circuit in 2014. Without losing their identity and keeping the passage through the most emblematic points of Madrid, the race draws a path spectacular, intense and dynamic at the same time. This great feast of running will give his kick off at the Plaza de Cibeles, along a large stretch of the Paseo de la Castellana and thence across streets as emblematic as Bravo Murillo and Francisco Silvela. From the northern part of the city begins the descent towards the river Manzanares, leading to all participants by the legendary Casa de Campo - also known as "the lung of Madrid"-. After crossing the area more green in the capital, begins a slight increase to make top - up by the ride of the Acacias - the beautiful Paseo del Prado, until you reach the Retiro Park, where participants will have his deserved moment of glory after this spectacular race after the last kilometres of effort. Don't think twice... and UNLEASH your passion!
- Pasta Party
- Date: 26 April.
- Time: 1pm– 4:30pm
- Price (Free of charge for participants in Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10K)