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Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon is sold out

Posted January 27, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll marathon

— The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon set for April 13 in Raleigh is officially sold out. 

The race made the announcement via their website and Facebook page on Monday. 

About 12,500 runners, many from outside the Triangle, are expected to compete in this race, which sets itself apart from other races with its concert-like atmosphere. 

The marathon is presented by WRAL and the race's official charity partner The V Foundation. Runners already registered for the marathon can sign up to join Team V. In addition to being fully reimbursed the race entry fee, you can also raise money toward cancer research and enjoy some VIP perks.

And if you didn't get a spot in this year's race, don't despair. There are limited entries available through The V Foundation.

This race is being held in Raleigh the next two years as well.

Not a runner? There are ways to enjoy the race without running it. Besides the music along the route, there will be a festival at the finish line and concerts downtown. You can also check out the event's two-day Health and Fitness Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The race is also looking for volunteers. You can sign up to help on the race website.


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  • JennyB Jan 27, 2014

    I'll be there running, walking, or crawling for my first half marathon! Pretty excited!

  • Missy93 Jan 27, 2014

    So excited! This will be my 1st half marathon.

  • Red Sox Nation Jan 27, 2014

    CONCERNEDFOROURKIDS, comments like yours confirm that they are making the right choice!

  • chivegas Jan 27, 2014

    If it sold out this far in advance, me thinks the organizers are missing out on a lot of potential business...

  • Concernedforourkids Jan 27, 2014

    12,500 people who'd rather run around than attend Palm Sunday Services.

  • geoherb1 Jan 27, 2014

    One thing going for this race is that it got me motivated to register for my first half marathon. A co-worker talked me into doing it.

  • Dr Sanchez Jan 27, 2014

    Ditto to what DWNTWNBOY2 said. This, along with the NCAA basketball tournament will be great for the Raleigh economy this spring. The Glen something cul-de-sac weekend trot can and does happy every other weekend!

  • dwntwnboy2 Jan 27, 2014

    How did they "bully" their way into Raleigh? If the public didn't want it, there would still be spots open. It's a national chain of marathons that have been done all over. Happy to see Raleigh get something than the tired old "local" races that no one outside of Wake County or Raleigh has ever heard of- and it's not like there is any shortage of races happening. Great to see something new coming! This race will bring in much needed tourist dollars rather than just shutting down the streets so the locals can run around.

  • jcthai Jan 27, 2014

    Too bad. They bully their way into Raleigh and displace a local race. Not cool, not cool at all.....

  • Baba Booey Jan 27, 2014

    This is fantastic news for Raleigh! Keep the events coming... and the tourist dollars, too!