The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon returns on Oct. 31. This year, the annual fall race will take place on Halloween weekend, and participants are encouraged to dress in their spookiest costume. Fortunately, there are still spaces available to register so you can join the fun by >>clicking here to sign up.
“This race is known for being a fast one and we are thrilled to ROCK the city of ‘Brotherly Love’ for year six,” said Kevin Buffalino, Event Manager. “Because of the Pope coming to town, we’ve moved to a new date this year, which happens to be Halloween weekend. In celebration of the occasion, we’ll be hosting a costume contest and look forward to seeing participants and supporters in their best Halloween running gear.”
“The great thing is, the race will be done by mid-morning, so there’s plenty of time for families to prepare for evening Halloween festivities,” Buffalino said. “Plus runners will already have burned candy calories for the day.”
AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will start and finish at Eakins Oval. The course will take runners on a tour of Philadelphia’s historical landmarks, street art, culture and parks.
In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, participants will be energized by the sounds of live, local bands, motivating cheerleaders and encouraging spectators that line the course. Every participant receives a medal after crossing the finish line, then they can head to the Oval where the Gin Blossoms will take the stage, the headliner of the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. The concert is free and open to runners, spectators, family and friends.
Also new this year is the addition of a title partner, the American Association for Cancer Research, the first and largest scientific organization in the world focused on cancer research.
“With its groundbreaking research and commitment to prevention and healthy, active living, the American Association for Cancer Research is the perfect partner for the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon,” said Dave Hussa, Vice President of Charity Partnerships. “We are excited to be in a position to assist the organization in furthering its mission to accelerate research and end cancer for future generations.”
Sign up to become an AACR Runner for Research, at runrocknroll.com/Philadelphia.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where exhibitors will offer free samples, showcase the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health & nutritional information and much more. The weekend really has something for everyone, so make sure you’re a part of the fun. Register now at runrocknroll.com/Philadelphia.