- Alamo Plaza will serve as start & finish line for the 1-mile kids run
- More than 3,000 local children expected to participate on Saturday, December 2
- December’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon is celebrating 10-years in 2017
Kids can be part of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon weekend excitement by participating in SUBWAY® KiDS Rock powered by San Antonio Sports. This non-competitive, non-timed one-mile fun run for kids in grades K-7 will be held downtown, starting and finishing at Alamo Plaza, on Dec. 2.
Kids can become marathon finishers on race day by completing a cumulative marathon training program in the weeks leading up to the race. They accumulate 25.1 miles over an eight week training period and finish the final mile on race day. Children are also able to participate in the mile run without completing the training program. An entry includes a single-day ticket to the San Antonio Zoo (good Dec. 2 or Dec. 3), a medal, t-shirt and goodie bag.
San Antonio Sports has distributed 175,000 training logs and entry forms to elementary schools throughout Bexar County. Training logs can also be found at local SUBWAY restaurants or registration can be done online at SanAntonioSports.org/kidsrock. Additionally, a special promo code for a $10 registration fee will be offered at San Antonio area Subway restaurants until Nov. 26. The standard entry fee is $25.
The 2017 event features a new downtown course for the 1-mile run that starts and finishes at Alamo Plaza. More than 3,000 children are expected to participate.
“Our goal is to encourage kids to live healthy and active lifestyles,” said Russ Bookbinder, President & CEO, San Antonio Sports. “We are looking forward to another great event and helping our young participants complete their one mile or cumulative marathon. And each finisher gets to enjoy a day at the San Antonio Zoo, too!”
KiDS ROCK San Antonio takes place in conjunction with the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k & 10k on Saturday morning, prior to the 10th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon on Sunday, December 3.
For more information or to register visit RunRocknRoll.com/programs/kids-rock/
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About San Antonio Sports
San Antonio Sports is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform our community through the power of sport. San Antonio Sports bids on and hosts premier sporting events such as NCAA® championships, which have generated a local economic impact of more than $617 million. San Antonio Sports kids programs, including i play! afterschool, Go!Kids Challenge™ presented by University Health System and SUBWAY® Kids Rock marathon training program, annually touch the lives of more than 150,000 children. Additionally, San Antonio Sports serves as a catalyst for the development of quality recreational and athletic facilities in our community and manages SPARK, a program that turns school grounds into community park space. To learn more, visit SanAntonioSports.org.
About Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio
The 10th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon will return the weekend of December 2 – 3, 2017. Live bands, cheerleaders and spectators will entertain participants along the scenic course, which starts on Presa St. and Commerce St. and finishes near Hemisfair Park and La Villita. The race concludes with a finish line festival and post race concert. Runners who complete Saturday’s 5k or 10K and any distance on Sunday will earn a special Remix Challenge medal in addition to each race’s finisher medals. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. The free Expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products. For more information about Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/San-Antonio or follow on Twitter @runrocknroll.