Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will take place along a new course through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
SAN ANTONIO (September 12, 2022) – The City of San Antonio is excited to welcome back the Certified Piedmontese Beef Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Running Series along a new course through Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-Fort Sam Houston). The marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K will take place December 3-4, 2022.
“Runners from all over the world are invited to experience San Antonio’s vibrance and cultural heritage,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “As Military City, USA®, we are proud to showcase our rich military history as we welcome participants through JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.”
The 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon will take place on Sunday, Dec. 4, and will begin in front of San Antonio City Hall. The race will enter JBSA-Fort Sam Houston at mile five, and will feature over three miles inside the base, before concluding in front of the UTSA Downtown Campus. The running series will also feature a 10K and 5K on Saturday, Dec. 3, as well as entertainment and live music throughout the race weekend.
San Antonio has one of the largest populations of active-duty military and veterans, as well as mission-critical commands, including military medicine, cybersecurity, pilot training and basic training. JBSA-Fort Sam Houston is home to more than 36,000 active duty and Department of Defense civilians; 48,000 family members; and 76,000 retirees.
“San Antonio is grateful to continue to strengthen our partnership with our military community,” said City of San Antonio Director of Military and Veteran Affairs Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, USMC (Ret.). “We appreciate the opportunity the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon presents to welcome runners to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, many of them active duty and retired military themselves.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. In its 14th year in San Antonio, the event attracts approximately 20,000 participants each year.
“We are excited to continue our presence in the City of San Antonio and this new course is going to take these races to a new level,” said Scott Langen, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group, owners of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. “Being able to incorporate the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston into our course will give runners a whole new experience that will truly showcase all that San Antonio has to offer.”
Visit www.runrocknroll.com/san-antonio for more information and to register. GovX and Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio are proud to offer exclusive discounts for current and former military, first responders and law enforcement. More information can be found here. Volunteers for the event are also needed and can sign up here.
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San Antonio is a vibrant city with a thriving economy, deep cultural heritage and communities that are compassionate, inclusive and proudly diverse. It is the seventh largest city in the United States and one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country, nurturing entrepreneurship, encouraging investment and funding infrastructure. The City fosters partnership and growth opportunities in aerospace, bioscience, cybersecurity, green technologies, healthcare, and information technology. San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk and Alamo are the top tourist attractions in Texas, and its historic missions are a designated World Heritage Site – the first and only in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military and veterans, as well as mission-critical commands, including military medicine, cybersecurity, pilot training and basic training. For more information, visit SanAntonio.gov and follow @COSAGov on social.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® 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 Encore Entertainment experience featuring eclectic musical artists from a variety of genres. With a goal of helping participants find the Beat in Their Feet™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has also featured some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R., Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bret Michaels, Kesha, The Revivalists, Hunter Hayes, Capital Cities, and Matt Nathanson. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.