San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon 2010
June 6th starting at 6:30 a.m. athletes from around the world are coming to participate in one of the nations premier marathons where live bands and cheerleading groups entertain athletes along a televised 26.2 mile scenic course that travels throughout San Diego.
If you have never been, it is just an awesome event. Three years ago was my first time attending, and honestly I was dragged there by friends against my will. I figured that it would be terribly boring to just watch people run.
What I didn't know was how big a party this thing is. There was so much energy in the air, people having a great time, eating, drinking, laughing, and playing.
Plus it never before had occurred to me that it is called the San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon for a reason. There are a ton of bands, people dancing, people wearing wigs, costumes, and nearly any other element of a good party.
This is all not to mention that there are 30,000 runners and walkers making their way through the city in what is really a great athletic, social, and cultural event.
Another great bonus to the festivities is that a significant amount of money is raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In fact, there has been over $142 million raised in total over the years at this event. That is nothing to sneeze at.
Now I wouldn't miss the event for the world.
The race begins at 6th and Palm. Course guide below.