Rock ‘N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

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For those who either missed the Broad Street Run last spring or are just 3.1 miles more hardcore about running, there’s this weekend’s Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. The now sold-out race begins at 22nd Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway and makes a long, roundabout trek through Center City to Falls Bridge and back. And whether you’re a participant or spectator, at every mile checkpoint, there’ll be a lively musical performance to keep you going. Hail, hail, rock ‘n’ roll!

Begun in 1978 as the Philadelphia Distance Run, the event got a new name in 2010, and it’s part of an international group of rock-themed half-marathon events in which all runs, from Seattle to Oslo, feature local musical acts along the way and special guest performers as part of the warm-down party afterward. As far as Philly goes, at 22,500 registrants, this year has attracted the biggest turnout in the race’s history.

Among those bands playing sets along the half-marathon route will be Mother Zeta, Moonliscious, the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, Philabuster, the Successful Failures and a bunch more, all eager and ready to go. The race ends at the Art Museum with a performance by Canadian indie rock band Walk Off the Earth. / RANDY LOBASSO

8am. Sold out. 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. runrocknroll.competitor.com/philadelphia
 

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WHEN
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
8am Price: Unknown

WHERE
Eakins Oval , 22nd Street and the Ben Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 09/15/2013. .

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