TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2022) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series today announced a new Rock ‘n’ Roll EliteTM half marathon series that will take place across eight North America Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events. Contested across the half marathon distances, each of the events will offer an elite prize purse awarded to the top 3 Male and Female elite finishers, as well as points towards the Elite Beat Rankings (EBR), earning the opportunity to compete for the bonus pool in the grand finale. The new series will launch at the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas on February 26-27 and culminate in a grand finale at the 2023 edition of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas.
“We are excited our running events are back and to kick off this elite running series beneath the Las Vegas lights of our pinnacle event this February,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for The IRONMAN Group, owners of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. “With the surge in talented runners, we know there’s a crop of gifted athletes who will stand to gain a lot by competing in this new elite level competition across the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. We’re thrilled to be celebrating and showcasing these extraordinary runners through our new competition both this year and for many years to come.”
The new competition aims at offering world-class runners the opportunity to showcase their talents and profile on a consistent series wide scale. Athletes from across the world will have the opportunity to toe the start line of many of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events while running toward notoriety and prize purses.
Schedule of Elite Series Races
Half Marathon Prize money
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas
Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville
Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah
Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas – GRAND FINALE
Ranking points will be awarded to the top-10 finishers in each event. Elite competitors will be able to enter and score points at any of the series events, with up to five (5) of their top scores counting toward their final EBR to earn a piece of the series bonus of $30,000 awarded to the top five overall ranked runners after the 2023 grand finale in Las Vegas.
An ongoing leaderboard will be posted on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Elite athlete page and updated after each series event.
Elite athletes meeting the time criteria for joining the Rock ’n’ Roll elite wave will all receive standard complimentary entry and be included in the ongoing EBR ranking.
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Elite Running Competition visit: www.runrocknroll.com/elite-athlete-program.
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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 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 IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, and other 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 IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® 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, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education 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’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies 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.