Press release

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Over 13,000 people from 91 nations and 48 states registered to step up to the virtual start line this past weekend for the seventh edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Virtual Running™ (VR™) Series. Rock ‘n’ Roll VR7 gave participants the opportunity to challenge themselves with two different race distances that included a 15K and 8K. In addition, the Remix Challenge was offered for participants to take on both distances, with finishers earning access to three medals through the Rock ‘n’ Roll VR Finisher Bundles. Participants were able to compete anywhere, indoors or outdoors, as long as the distance of their choosing were completed in one session between Friday, June 5 at 2 p.m. ET and event close Sunday, June 7 at 7:59 p.m. ET. Highlights of Rock ‘n’ Roll VR7 can be found here.

Participants in Rock ‘n’ Roll VR7 came from around the world and ranged in age from 18 to 82. The United States led the way with over 9,000 walkers and runners followed by the United Kingdom (over 700), Canada (over 650), Mexico (over 450) and Portugal (over 250). Other nations represented included Belgium, Costa Rica, Estonia, Greece, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, and South Korea, among others. Nations joining a Rock ‘n’ Roll VR event for the first time were the Turks and Caicos Islands. Of the 48 U.S. states represented, the greatest number came from California, followed by Texas, Virginia, Florida and Illinois.

To date, nearly 50,000 people from across the globe have joined the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running Club platform, giving them access to the series of weekly races, challenges, and rewards.

Over 7,100 participants took on a Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running Club™ Challenge leading up to Rock ‘n’ Roll VR7. Several separate running and workout-based challenges were offered with the opportunity for special prizes such as a Rock ‘n’ Roll by Brooks Running Company Dash ½ Zip, Accessories Bundle, or Dash ½ Zip Tie Dye Trio. The challenges included the Coach Carrie’s Progression Training Series: Week 2Paul’s Full-Body Fitness Circuit Challenge, and United Airlines: Bean There, Done That Challenge.