To Do: Rock & Roll Half Marathon Philadelphia

A half marathon and live bands. Not a bad deal.

Calling all runners: the third annual Rock & Roll Marathon Series hits Philly on Sunday, September 16th, and it’s time for you to go the distance. All 13.1 miles of it.

To ease the pain of this arduous half marathon, stages will be put up around the course where rock bands will jam out. The run starts near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and travels four miles through downtown, passing City Hall, the headquarters of the American Philosophical Society and Philadelphia’s Washington Square. The course then turns back to where it began and leads runners through the scenic Schuylkill River Banks and Fairmount Park.

Walkers and runners are equally welcome. But, be warned, you must finish the race within four hours, so this won’t be a casual, all-day stroll. More information is here.

$110 until September 9th/$135 at race expo, September 16 at 8 a.m, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

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