Last years race maxed out at 15,000 competitors and will be even bigger this year: Last-minute registration ($145) is available until the race reaches its new 17,000-runner cap, and Bostwick says its not just for the hard-core. This race is a little bit different from some other marathons. A lot of runners will stop and dance and sing along when they find a band they like, then hop back down on the course and run on to the next band. Its kind of like running in and out of 26 different clubs to see all of Colorados best bands in one morning.
The race starts at 6:55 a.m. in Civic Center Park, making its way past Denver landmarks-turned-concert-venues including Union Station, Coors Field, City Park, Cheesman Park and Washington Park before heading back to where it began for a free finish-line festival and Smash Mouth concert at Civic Centers Greek Amphitheater. For registration, a full list of bands and more information, visit www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/denver.
Oct. 9, 2011