San Diego’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Gets an Update
It’s been a long time coming, and after multiple requests, race director of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Kari Logan has finally added a half marathon to the 26.2 mile block party. It is hard to believe, but this will mark the 13th year of the big event that is expected to draw much more attention than any previous year.
The new event will be called the Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half, and they are even adding a new course that will finish at Sea world. James Ross, a local Laser eye surgery San Diego specialist, is very happy with the new half marathon being added and said “Maybe now I can finally get my wife to come out here with me. Its so much fun.”
Since its inception in 2003, the half marathon has been one of the fastest growing distance foot races in the country. Since 2002, we have watched over 20 new half marathons per year sprouting up on all types of racing event’s. Although the Rock ’n’ Roll race directors finally gave in and added a half marathon, it is something they have hesitated on for years.
Keri Logan said, “We liked the fact it was a stand-alone marathon.”
Not to mention the logistical issues. Vice president for the competitor group, Tracy Sundlun, said “we would have been unable to do this without severely impacting the community. Too many people would have been enclosed by the race.”
Last January it was expected that the half marathon would attract 16,500 entrants to 8500 for the full marathon. Rather, both the half and full marathon have topped out at 15,000 entrants. This gives you a great example of how loyal the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon runners are – eye surgery San Diego.
Last year alone, the marathon logged 15,189 participants. Even after factoring in a typical 15% no-show by registered runners, the organizers for this year’s marathon and half marathon are looking at the probability of about 25,000 runners come Sunday. Those numbers alone account for a 65% increase over last year’s numbers. – LASIK surgeon San Diego.