Monday, November 29, 2021

Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Returns to Raleigh April 1

The Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Full and Half Marathon brought thousands of runners to Downtown Raleigh on Sunday morning, April 10th, 2016. (Photo By: Baird Photography / WRAL.com)

— Thousands of runners and dozens of musical acts return to the streets of downtown Raleigh April 2 for the 2017 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon.

The race’s featured charity this year is the ALS Association North Carolina Chapter.

Racers have a weekend full of activities beginning with the Health & Fitness Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center where they can shop, pick up packets and get preparation advice ahead of their race.

The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K will again be run through Dorothea Dix Park Saturday, April 1, at 8 a.m.

The two longer races take over downtown on Sunday, April 2, beginning with the starting gun at 7 a.m. from Fayetteville and East Davie streets.

Runners will celebrate at a post-race concert, headlined by Cracker, at Red Hat Amphitheater.

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