Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon hits city streets Saturday
DENVER — Nearly 15,000 runners will hit the streets of the Mile High City as the Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will get underway just about 7:00 Saturday morning in Civic Center Park.
“This is a fun time for all the runners and those who want to line the course to party and cheer them on,” said Race Coordinator Kari Logan. “We have 40 local bands on 27 entertainment stages along the race course. Trevor Hall will headline the post-race concert at the finish line.”
The events are held in 25 cities around the world and since the series began charities have raised more than $278 million.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation has already benefited from Athletes for a Cure who have raised $50,000 for the cause.
If you see a lot of blue at the race, it’s because blue is to prostate cancer as pink is to breast cancer…even some downtown buildings have turned their lights blue for the weekend to raise awareness.
“Either a digital or PSA test is a must for anyone over 40,” says Prostate Foundation member, Dave Parron.
“I lost my dad and so did our honorary starter, Rockies Manager, Jim Tracy, so all we can do is tell people how important it is to get the simple tests done to stay healthy.”
Streets will be a mess between four of Denver’s wonderful parks, Civic Center, Cheesman, City and Washington, as runners will blanket the areas between downtown, Capitol Hill and Wash Park.
There will be lots of fun along the course so head on out to cheer on runners or hit the late registration table and get your shoes laced on to tackle either the half or full marathon!
By the way … there is an early bike tour on the course which pedals off at 6:45 a.m. at Civic Center Park.