Short-Distance Rock 'n' Roll Races You Don't Want to Miss

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If you love the energy of a big bash after a race, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series has an event for you! All of Rock 'n' Roll's races include access to its trademark concert series, free with your registration. From 1Ks to 10Ks, check out some of the top cities hosting this best-in-class brand's shorter-distance races in 2019.

Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach

1 Mile and 5K: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Picture yourself racing across the finish line on the oceanfront boardwalk of Virginia Beach, then celebrating with thousands of other runners at one of the biggest beach parties in the nation. Not only that, but 5K runners get free admission to the Sunday night concert at the American Music Festival (Aug. 30 to Sep. 1), as part of your race registration.

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Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia

5K and 7.6K: Sunday, September 15, 2019

With its Philadelphia race series, Rock 'n' Roll is launching its first-ever 7.6K, so you can make a little history of your own in one of the most historic cities in America. Both the 5K and 7.6K start and finish at Philly's historic Eakins Oval, but while the 5K winds through beautiful Fairmont Park, the 7.6K ventures into the Logan Square and Chinatown neighborhoods.

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Rock 'n' Roll Montreal

1K Kid's Run, 5K, and 10K: Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Rock 'n' Roll Oasis Montreal race series has something for the whole family! You can bag a 5K or 10K early in the day, then cheer on your kids as they run the P'tit Marathon TEL-JEUNES 1K. Enjoy the European flair of this bilingual city as you celebrate the day with arguably the nicest people in North America.

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Rock 'n' Roll San Jose

5K and Kids Rock: Saturday, October 5, 2019; 10K: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Another family-friendly venue, the Michelob Ultra Rock 'n' Roll San Jose race series has something for everyone. With Kids Rock course distances based on age, you can be sure your little ones will have a great race experience. And Mom and Dad will love the flat, fast 5K and 10K courses, perfect for setting a PR. If you still have energy to burn, you can bring the kids to one of the area's many amusement or water parks, or get a sitter and head up into wine country for a little alone time with your sweetie.

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Rock 'n' Roll Denver

5K: Saturday, October 19, 2019 and 10K: Sunday, October 20, 2019

If you're looking for a challenge, how about breaking the mile-high barrier at the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Denver 5K or 10K? Though air may be rare, inspiration is plentiful at this beautiful venue set against the majestic Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the music of local bands along the race course, then settle in for a weekend of entertainment at Denver's stunning Civic Center Park.

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Rock 'n' Roll Savannah

1-Mile and 5K: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sunday is Family Day at the Rock 'n' Roll Savannah race series. Whether you're a serious runner trying to place in the 5K or a kid of any age just out for a 1-mile fun run, you're sure to enjoy the laid-back schedule (races start at 12:30 p.m.) and southern hospitality here. Ranked among the top three Best Small Cities in America, according to Conde Nast's Traveler magazine, Savannah is the perfect place for that long-weekend getaway you've been meaning to take.

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Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio

5K10K and Kids Rock 1-Mile: Saturday, December 7, 2019

San Antonio, Texas, is one of Rock 'n' Roll's biggest race venues, and with average highs in the mid-60s, it's also a great place to escape the December cold. The Saturday line-up is geared toward fast runners and families, with the 5K, 10K and Kids Rock 1-Mile races. After you run, stick around for the Rock 'n' Roll Concert Series, or check out one of the many area attractions San Antonio has to offer.

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