Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon
19 October 2019
Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon returns for its annual event in October! Don’t miss out on this mile high running festival where you will rock out to live and local bands on-course and celebrate with a free post-race beer and headliner concert in Civic Center Park! All finishers will receive a coveted finisher medal, a Brooks technical tee and a personalized finisher certificate. This is a one-of-a-kind fall running event with a scenic, USATF sanctioned and certified course. A loop course through the city that starts and finishes in front of the Colorado State Capitol building and includes stretches around Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, where Denver’s MLB and NBA teams play, awaits runners at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, which saw more than 12,000 runners and walkers cross the finish line last year.
The course for both the full and the half marathons follows an out-and-back loop route that starts at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. From there, the half marathon course takes runners first in a northwest direction away from the park, along 14th Street on the way toward the Pepsi Center, the home arena for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets and the NHL’s Denver Avalanche. After the run past the arena, the course next takes runners up Blake Street past Coors Field, where Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies play every summer. After runners make the turn there, they make a few more turns on 21st, Larimer, 18th and Arapahoe Streets before heading over onto Broadway, which they’ll follow until the next long straightaway along East 17th Avenue. From there, the race will take runners on a route that heads all the way west toward Sloan Lake Park, where runners will make their way around the edges of the park and the lake on three sides before turning left to head north on Tennyson Street.
A Scenic Course with Live, Local Bands on Course, Plentiful Course Support, Spirited Cheer Squads on Course and A Beer at the Finish Line Festival. Additionally, the course feature views of the: State Capitol building and includes stretches around Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, where Denver’s MLB and NBA teams play.