The Rock N’ Roll series is back! And the Seattle race has now moved to Bellevue!
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BELLEVUE, Wash. / TAMPA, Fla. (December 6, 2021) – Rock ‘n’ RollÂ® Running Series announcedâ€¯today that Bellevue, Washington has become the new host venue for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ RollÂ® Running Series Washington in 2022. The event is scheduled to take place on September 3 – 4, 2022 and will include a half marathon, 5K distance and KiDSROCK, replacing Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle. Registration for the 2022 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington will open during the Series winter sale for one day only on Wednesday, Dec. 15 featuring the lowest prices of the year by visiting, www.runrocknroll.com/washington.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is a best-in-class running series Bringing the Fun to the RunÂ® through music, entertainment, and community immersion. The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington will treat participants and active lifestyle enthusiasts to a one-of-a-kind race experience that highlights everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
“Following a three-year hiatus, we’re excited to once again bring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series back to the Pacific Northwest,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for The IRONMAN Group, owners of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. “Runners and walkers alike can expect action-packed, music-filled race days with scenic views.”
Bellevue, Washington is conveniently located on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish and at the doorstep of the Cascade Mountains. Bellevue which translates to “Beautiful View”, is also known as the “City in a Park” for its almost 100 beautiful community parks along with its hiking trails, eclectic dining, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife.
“Bellevue’s hospitality industry is excited to create an unforgettable experience for the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington,” said Brad Jones, Executive Director of Visit Bellevue. “Bellevue is rooted in the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; its natural beauty and industry have much to offer the participants. We can’t wait to showcase our elevated visitor experience. We know the attendees will love the event headquarters at the Bellevue Downtown Park and the Bellevue Collection.”
“I am thrilled the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is coming to Bellevue,” said Mayor Lynne Robinson. “The opportunity to host this iconic event is an honor for the city, made even more significant by having St. Jude as a charity partner. We look forward to participating in and supporting this international gathering and celebration of health as we showcase our community.”
With additional course details to be announced at a future date, the event will be headquartered in the Bellevue Downtown Park & Bellevue Collection. Surrounding the event location, participants and support crews will be able to enjoy some of the best shopping, dining & entertainment in the Pacific Northwest plus dozens of acres of green space, shade trees and picturesque views of the skylines and Mount Rainier.
Participants previously registered for Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Seattle will be contacted directly with further details.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ RollÂ® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global 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. Focused on running, music and community, 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 featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMANÂ®â€¯Triathlon Series, the IRONMANÂ®â€¯70.3Â®â€¯Triathlon Series, the IRONMANÂ®â€¯Virtual Racingâ„¢ (VRâ„¢) Series, 5150â„¢ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ RollÂ®â€¯Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Runningâ„¢ Series, IRONKIDSÂ®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathonâ„¢ and The Sun-Herald City2SurfÂ®, Ultra-TrailÂ®â€¯World Tour events includingâ€¯Taraweraâ€¯Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australiaâ„¢, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape EpicÂ®, road cycling events including Haute RouteÂ®, and gravel racing like Gravel EpicÂ®, and otherâ€¯multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMANÂ®â€¯brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEÂ®â€¯by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visitâ€¯www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications,â€¯education,â€¯and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’sâ€¯portfolio includes CondÃ© Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companiesâ€¯employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.