Friday, February 6, 2015

I'm a Rock 'n' Blogger!

Toward the end of last year, I stumbled upon a tweet about applying for the 2015 Rock 'n' Blog team. This was the first I had heard of the team but it sounded interesting! So after doing a little research, I learned the team is all about promoting and running the Rock 'n' Roll races - and having a ton of fun while doing it!

It sounded good to me! And right up my alley since I've done Rock 'n' Roll Chicago several times and it is one of my favorite races. Love the course, love the atmosphere, love the fantastic expo and race day organization! I was so excited when I found out I was accepted to the 2015 team in December - it was like an early Christmas present! 


So this year, I'll again run the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon. I'm also going to do the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio 10k and 5k. Two races in two days! I'm super excited for this one, especially since I'll earn three medals that weekend - one for each race plus a Remix Challenge Medal

If you love race bling, Rock 'n' Roll races are not to be missed. In addition to Remix Challenge Medals, you can also earn Limited Edition Medals for completing certain combinations of races as well as Heavy Medals for completing two or more Rock 'n' Roll races of the half marathon or marathon distance in 2015.


If you're interested in running a Rock 'n' Roll marathon or half marathon race this year, you can use the code RUNWITHSUN to save $15 off a domestic race or £3 off an international race. And, of course, let me know which race(s) you sign up for - I'd love to meet up :)

Tell me: Have you run a Rock 'n' Roll race? If so, what did you think of the event?

- ST

28 comments:

  1. How fun! I am a Rock n Blogger too. I will be doing Carlsbad 5000, SD and LA.

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    1. Oh, I would love to do Carlsbad 5000 - I hear it's a great race to run plus fun to see all the elites race!

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  2. Congrats, Sun! Your R'n'R races will be exciting, especially the San Antonio double!
    My first marathon was the Rock 'n' Roll Country Music Marathon in Nashville, which was super fun. I loved the music at every mile marker!

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    1. That race is on my bucket list - perhaps we can do a girls weekend one of these years and all do the race :)

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  3. I love RNR Chicago, but it conflicts with another race that same day! Hope to do it another year, or try a race outside the Midwest :)

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    1. There are so many good races to choose from! I love RNR Chicago but am also excited to try a new one in a city I've never before visited :)

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  4. We have one in Dallas but I have not run that one yet. in the past, the medal has been the fairground's ferris wheel.

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    1. Dallas would be a fun place to visit and I like the idea of a ferris wheel medal!

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  5. Woo hoo! That's so exciting! I've heard such great things about these races. The one here was just a couple of weeks ago, but I will definitely be using your code if I decide to travel to one! :)

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    1. Hailey, if you haven't done one yet, I definitely recommend! I bet you could place really well :)

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  6. Woot Woot! *happy dance* awesome! I have done several RnR Marathons, they are great events. For a large race series they do them well! Enjoy your perks of being a rock-n-blogger!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! I agree - one of the things I've been most impressed about is the organization at the expo and on race day. I don't know how they do it with so many participants!

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  7. Congrats! I'm sure it will be fun! I ran the Denver RnR one year.

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    1. I was considering doing Denver RnR this year! Looks like a fun race :)

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  8. I'm so excited to be on the blog team! I'll be running Nashville, Virginia Beach, and Vegas!!

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    1. Nashville and Vegas look like so much fun. I considered both this year. Maybe next year :)

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  9. Rock n Roll races are lots of fun congrats of the blog gig! You will have so much fun!

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to doing the events and also meeting fellow runners!

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  10. Vegas was my first half so it obviously hold a special place for me but the logistics were an absolute nightmare for the race. I'm told that particular event has improved over time but it was such a mess. I've also run DC and Brooklyn. Both were okay events but nothing fantastic, especially where race day logistics were concerned. I've decided their races just aren't worth the money for me.

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    1. I heard the first year of the Vegas race had some issues - hopefully they have fixed them by now!

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  11. Whooo hoo! I'm a Rock N Blogger too! So much fun! I've done a few Rock N Roll races and love them, although they are a bit pricey! Maybe I'll see you at one this year!

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    1. Yay! It would definitely be fun to meet at a race - everyone seems super friendly and nice so far :)

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  12. That is so awesome, congrats!! I haven't run a rock n roll race yet but there is one in Providence, RI that I would be able to travel to and run!

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    1. I definitely recommend trying one out if you haven't yet - tons of fun! :)

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  13. Did I not comment on this before? I totally thought I had. In any case, I did my first RnR event last year - it was the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Vancouver Half Marathon (blogged about it here: http://bit.ly/1IGJ8XM). Fantastic experience. I'd love to do a couple more - but they're either the other side of the country, or in the US (and with the Canadian dollar as low as it is right now, trips to the States will be limited for the time being). So, I've signed up for Vancouver again this year! :-)

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    1. I bet the Vancouver race is awesome! I've never raced in Canada but one of these will hopefully make it north for one :)

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  14. Congratulations! Chicago and San Antonio should both be great races!

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