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Posted: June 1, 2016:  

Athletics: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Celebrates

Race series is offering special registration savings across all events worldwide

Local fun runs and running community celebrations to take place around the world

SAN DIEGO, CA - June 1, 2016 - Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will celebrate Global Running Day (formerly known as National Running Day) with a 24-hour worldwide series sale, offering the best prices of the year on Wednesday, June 1.

Additionally, free running events will be hosted in dozens of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series cities from Dublin to San Antonio where runners can hit the pavement, register for a race, and celebrate the running community.

"We are thrilled to support National Running Day expanding into a Global holiday this year," said Laurie Gestal, Marketing Director. "With more than 30 races around the world, we know running is truly an international sport that knows no borders. We hope athletes take advantage of the special series-wide sale and join us at one of our world-class events in the coming year."

Since 2009, Global Running Day was previously known as National Running Day and this year has expanded encouraging runners from all over the world to commemorate the sport. The festivities annually take place the first Wednesday in June.

All Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events will offer significant savings across the board. Select destinations including Arizona, Raleigh, Nashville, San Diego (2017), Virginia Beach, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles Savannah and Las Vegas are based on first come first serve basis. The sale opens sharply at midnight PST and will run for 24-hours.

More runners choose the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series than any other running series with 600,000 athletes from all over the world participating in one of 30 destination events in 2016. The series of running events are known for scenic routes lined with live music and entertainment, heavy medals and unforgettable headliner concert experiences. The musically-themed races help spearhead an active lifestyle movement that provides unique entertainment and welcoming environment for runners of all abilities.

For more information or to register for an event on Global Running Day, please visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

With more than 600,000 runners taking part in 30 destination events around the world every year, more runners choose the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series than any other running series. Established in 1998, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ simple idea of making running fun has transformed the U.S. 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.

Over the 19-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity partners have raised more than $320 million through the events for a variety of worthy causes. 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 and Toyota Concert Series featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past headliners including Kid Rock, Rascal Flatts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, FloRida and Andy Grammer. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at

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