Following a two-year wait, the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2022, with distances including half marathon and 5K.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater will treat thousands of participants and active lifestyle enthusiasts to a ‘one-of-a-kind’ race experience that highlights Clearwater’s Gulf Coast communities in the heart of Florida’s autumn/fall season.
The inaugural race will also mark the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series’ return to the Sunshine State for the first time in nine years.
“We are excited to finally add a Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series event right here in our backyard in Clearwater with it being within driving distance of The IRONMAN Group’s global headquarters based in Tampa, Florida,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for The IRONMAN Group, owner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series.
“With some of the country’s best beaches and an incredible running community, Clearwater is the perfect destination for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series event. We all can’t wait to see participants running the beachside streets of Clearwater in October.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater event weekend will feature a half marathon along with a 5K. Participants will be able to take on the ‘Remix Challenge’ by running both Saturday and Sunday to earn the coveted Remix Challenge medal in addition to each race’s finisher medals.
Race week will kick-off on Friday, September 30, 2022, with the Health & Fitness Expo, which is open to the public, featuring some of the latest products and trends in the running industry.
Runners and walkers of all levels from around the world will then take in the sights and sounds of Clearwater on Saturday, October 1, 2022, for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater 5K. The running continues Sunday, October 2, 2022, with the half marathon.
“We are excited to add the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series into our event repertoire,” said City of Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard.
“Clearwater has always strived to provide a community rich in culture and recreation, and this race manages to uniquely combine both. Runners can not only expect jam-packed, music-filled race days, but scenic views of our award-winning beaches, a flat and fast course, and spectacular weather.”
Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater is one of three principal cities in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area known for ‘year-long sunny weather, crystal-clear waters, and gorgeous gulf coast beaches’.
Clearwater Beach is known for its namesake stretch of soft, white sand, which draws visitors year-round for jet-skiing, parasailing, and stand-up paddle boarding in its calm waters. It has been rated No. 1 multiple times in the United States by TripAdvisor’s annual top 25 beach ranking.
A prime destination for visitors of all ages, Clearwater offers outdoor activities, museums, aquariums and entertainment options, and is easily accessible from the conveniently located Tampa International and St Petersburg/Clearwater International Airports.
Pre-sale registration for the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater event weekend is now open at www.runrocknroll.com/Clearwater