Competitor Group Inc (CGI), the leading media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, has unveiled a new addition to its Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series – the Rock ‘n’ Roll St Pete Half Marathon.
Providing runners with a music-filled route through one of Florida’s most historic cities, the Rock ‘n’ Roll St Pete Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
“We are very excited to be expanding our global marathon series to one of Florida’s most scenic destinations,” said Scott Dickey, President of CGI. “With the vibrant and active running community here in St Petersburg, the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon is sure to be one of the premier stops on the 2012 tour.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon will provide runners with a musically-themed, 13.1-mile course running past St. Petersburg’s most celebrated landmarks and scenic waterfront. The event will also serve as a great training tune-up run for a spring marathon such as the Country Music Marathon in Nashville or the Boston Marathon.
Race weekend kicks off on Friday, February 10th with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at Tropicana Field, home of the Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. The expo, which will be free and open to the public, will showcase the latest in running products and services with interactive clinics from fitness experts.
Registration for the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon will open on Monday, May 23. The first 500 people to register can take advantage of a special US$55 entry fee on Competitor.com.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to St Petersburg in 2012,” commented Mayor Bill Foster. “Competitor Group is known for putting on world class events and what a perfect fit to partner with a world class destination city such as ours. We look forward to welcoming participants to St Pete next February whether they are local to the area or visiting us for a weekend of fitness and entertainment.”