The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® will host it’s first 2018 event in China with the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Luoping Half Marathon taking place on March 10 in Luoping, Yunnan province. Registration remains open for the new event which consists of a half marathon, a 12 km happy run and a 5K family run.

“Luoping is truly a unique destination for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon race and is sure to give runners an unforgettable experience,” said Stacey Campbell, Vice President of Global Events. “We are delighted to kick off the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon China Series with this brand-new event as we continue the expansion of our events globally.”

Luoping, located in southwestern China Yunnan province, is known as the Eastern Garden for the sea of splendid canola flowers that bloom each spring. The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Luoping Half Marathon will coincide with the 20th Luoping International Canola Flower Cultural Tourism Festival. Runners will run in the field of canola blossoms which cover more than 530 square kilometers.

Heaven Band and Mayuan Poet will headline the music portion of the event, bringing fun to the run along with additional bands and DJs performing at the main stage and at music stations along the course.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Luoping Half Marathon will also provide special finisher medals for participants which combine local culture and Rock ‘n’ Roll elements into the unique design. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn entries into Abbott World Marathon Majors events including the 2018 Chicago Marathon, 2018 Berlin Marathon, 2018 London Marathon and 2018 Boston Marathon.