The city of Denver will be rockin’ this Saturday as runners (and bikers!) take to the streets for the Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Half Marathon, 2-Person Half Marathon Relay and Bike Tour. With thousands of participants expected, you can be sure that the city will be packed and that the competition will be fierce!
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Bike Tour starts at 6:45am, and the Marathon, Half Marathon and 2-Person Half Marathon Relay Wave start at 7:15am. All participants will take off from Civic Center Park, with the finish line and finish line festival also taking place at Civic Center Park.
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come, with bands and music at almost every mile along the course. The race will take runners in and around all of Denver – the perfect city tour!
The full marathon and half marathon prize purses include a $1,000 first, $500 second and $250 third place award for both the top three men and women. There will also be age group awards presented three-deep in all divisions.
For those looking to tap into the prizes and awards, check out last year’s top finishing times in the full and half marathon.
2011 Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Top Men
1. Chris Siemers – 2:18:49
2. Andrew Smith – 2:29:27
3. Jonathan Ndambuki – 2:29:50
2011 Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Top Women
1. Heather Utrata – 2:50:37
2. Trisha Miller – 2:51:42
3. Nicole Chyr – 2:52:03
2011 Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Top Men
1. Josh Eberly – 1:06:58
2. Bernard Langat – 1:08:59
3. Nicholas Sunseri – 1:10:43
2011 Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Top Women
1. Lidia Simon – 1:14:54
2. Nuta Olaru – 1:15:16
3. Brianne Nelson – 1:17:11
The Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is one of the largest and most popular races in Colorado, and it’s not difficult to see why. With a beautiful and flat course that tours the city, participants also receive:
- Scenic course highlighting host cities famous sites
- Live, local bands along the course
- Spirited cheer squads lining the course
- Brooks Technical Participant Shirt
- Official Finisher Certificates
- Finishers Medal
- Swag Bag
- Plentiful Course Support
- Free Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert (where applicable)
- Free Admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo
Just be careful for those trying to get around Denver on Saturday – many roads will be closed and detours will be posted.