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25 Years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence

SEPT. 14, 2022

The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Working Sequence will have fun 25 Years Working in 2023. That’s 25 years of runners, from novices to file holders, having fun with exceptional moments at Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence occasions all around the world. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence’ mission to make working enjoyable has reworked each the U.S. and international working panorama by infusing race programs with reside bands, cheer groups, and entertaining water stations, making a block-party ambiance for everybody concerned. With the objective of Bringing Enjoyable to the Run™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence has finished simply that whereas rising the primary marathon in San Diego into a global sequence that has set its begin line in 47 cities throughout 12 international locations. 

Targeted on working, music and group, the 25-year historical past of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence is highlighted by milestone moments curated all through lots of of races, significant partnerships, and the inspiring group of contributors. Take a look at a few of our favourite recollections beneath and be part of us subsequent 12 months to be a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence 25 Years Working celebration. 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence Milestones 

1998: Inaugural Suzuki Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego. (Founder: Tim Murphy) 


  • $15 million raised and turns into the most important 1-day fundraising sport occasion. 

  • 55% girls, whereas the marathon common is 70% males. 

1999: Kenny Souza (skilled duathlete), dressed as Elvis, iconically leads the beginning pack at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego. 

2000: Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation Music Marathon in Nashville, TN. 

2001: The Sequence’ largest inaugural race, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence Virginia Seashore, debuts as Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence’ first half marathon stand-alone occasion. 

2002: First KiDS ROCK in Nashville. 

2004: Inaugural P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona (1/11/2004) 

2006: Roger Craig, former 49ers working again, brings Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence to San Jose. 

2006: Haile Gebrselassie, two-time Olympian, breaks the half marathon world file at Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona. (supply

2008: Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio is the most important marathon/half-marathon race in Texas with 30,000 contributors (11/16/2008) (supply

2009: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence acquires Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas (supply) and shuts down the strip. (12/6/2009). 

2011: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence acquires Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC, initially generally known as Rock ‘n’ Roll USA. 

2011: Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas turns into an evening race; “Run the Strip at Evening”. (Supply

2012: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence turns into a global sequence with the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid. (supply

2014: Meb Keflezighi units US Masters file at Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego (supply

2014: Harriette Thompson, age 92, turns into the oldest girl to finish a marathon at Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego (supply

2015: Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation Music Marathon is renamed to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville”. (supply

2015: Participant Joe Harris turns into the primary ever Rock ‘n’ Curler to finish 100 marathons and half marathons with the Sequence. Joe blazed the prepare for a lot of to comply with, with greater than 25 contributors exceeding the 100-mark. 

2016: St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital is the Featured Charity of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence 

2016: Mike Wardian broke Guinness World Document for quickest marathon in an Elvis costume at Geico Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas (supply

2017: Harriette Thompson, age 94, turns into oldest girl to finish a half marathon at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego (supply, supply 2

2017: Larry Macon (72) completes his 2,000th marathon at Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio (supply

2018: 10-year-old Arielle Avina is the youngest feminine to ever win a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence 5k along with her time of 19:20 (supply

2019: Nashville Marathoner Scott Wietecha wins his seventh consecutive Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence occasion in Nashville. 

2020: Jordan Maddocks breaks Guinness World Document for quickest marathon dressed as fruit at Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona (supply

2021: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sequence adjustments its title to Rock ‘n’ Roll Working Sequence, to mirror the number of distances accessible at occasions, and encourage an inclusive working atmosphere. 

2022: Jordan Maddocks breaks Guinness World Document for quickest marathon dressed as a vegetable at Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona (supply

2022: Coming quickly: Participant Sherry Ricker continues an excessive international run streak, having attended each occasion for the final three years, culminating in her two hundredth participation this October at United Airways Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose! 



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