Posted by: Olivia
November 21, 2013
It’s that time of year when new resolutions mean more people aspiring to get into better shape. There is no better way than the P.F. Chang’s Rock’n’Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to start the New Year off right and celebrate 2014. Many people, including me, are getting ready to line up at the start of this annual race (half for me)!
You might think the marathon at 26.2 miles or even the half marathon at 13.1 to be impossible. But, P.F. Chang’s Rock’n’Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, coming to town this Sunday January 19th, is not just for runners, it’s now for everyone! Literally. If a marathon or half marathon in not your style, check out the mini marathon or the bike tour through the marathon course!
Friday the 17th & Saturday the 18th
Health & Fitness Expo- Grab your goodie bag, bibs, and great deals on sporting wear. Phoenix Convention Center ; Friday -Noon-7:00 p.m & Saturday– 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday the 18th
For the Kids- Kids can Rock too! This is a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 6 that allows kids and families to experience what all the fun is about. The fun starts at Tempe Beach Park at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday the 19th
Marathon- Starting at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix at 7:50 a.m.
Half Marathon -Starting in Downtown Tempe at Mill Avenue and Third Street at 7:50 a.m.
Mini-Marathon – A 5.4-mile run starting in Downtown Tempe and ending on Packard Drive near ASU Sun Devil Stadium; 7:50 a.m.
For the Bikers or “Curious” ones: If you enjoy biking, if you might want to run the course next year, or you just want to check out what all the hype is about and rock out to some great tunes while cruising, check out the Cole Bike Tour starting in Phoenix at 7:15 a.m. Bicyclists will get to ride the entire marathon course before the runners get started.
Post Race Headliner: The Formidable Joy will be headlining this year’s Finish Line Festival! This Welsh alternative rock trio burst onto the scene in 2011 with their debut album, The Big Roar and have been wowing live audiences ever since. In January they released their second album, Wolf’s Law, and are ready to welcome you at the finish line with a spectacular performance on race day!
Find more information and all of the race details at: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/arizona/event-details
Even if you are not up for a marathon, the weekend will provide many different opportunities for fun and most of all a time to witness pure motivation that leads to great self-success. Come check it out for yourself and cheer on the runners at the finish line!