||Half Marathon State # 06
Half Marathon #13
One word…. Hills…. Hills…. Hills….. Sorry I stuttered there a little, but for this Charleston SC guy those hills were brutal. I will discuss this further below in the recap.
On April 26, 2014, I ran the Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee. Let me start by saying that in my 30 races, 13 half marathons, this was the most organized event in which I have ever participated in. Yes, I think they even out-shined the RunDisney events! From communications to expo, traffic to corrals, start to finish on the race, it was the best race I have ever been a part of! This was the 15th anniversary of this race. This was my first Rock ‘n Roll series event, and I plan to do far more in the future based on their showing here in Nashville. In fact, I will be doing the Savannah Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in November. Sign up and join me, you will not be disappointed.
Here is a link to the Expo Recap from yesterday.
This past Saturday, April 26th, I ran the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN. I found that my race recap for tomorrow was getting too large, so I decided to break the race expo out into a separate recap. We traveled to Nashville on Friday, April 25th, and arrived to the race expo about 1:15 PM CST. The race expo was held in the center of Nashville at the Music City Center, which is next to both the Bridgestone Arena (where the NHL Nashville Predators play) and the Country Music Hall of Fame. We also pass through this area on race day as a part of the course.
One thing to note if you are driving to the expo. There are several different lots & garages available for parking nearby for the Music City Center. However, they are all very crowded, and require payment. There really is no free option. We paid $10 to par, and we were about two blocks away.
Download your Confirmation Sheet, Final Information and Parking Information for the St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan below. Please be aware these items are only available electronically and will not be mailed.
Download and read these documents in preparation for race weekend:
These documents are also available for download on our website. You must bring your Confirmation Sheet and a Photo ID to the Health & Fitness Expo in order to receive your race number, timing tag, participant t-shirt and gear bag.
Health & Fitness Expo
NEW- Nashville Music City Center, Hall C-D
201 5th Avenue S | Nashville, TN 37203
Thursday, April 24th: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, April 25th: 10:00am – 7:00pm
See you at the race!
St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan
April 26, 2014
Over night the medals were revealed for next month’s Nashville Country Music Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. I will be running this race next month, on April 26th to knock Tennessee off my 50 by 50 Challenge, and will be my 6th state.
As a part of National Running Day today, the Rock and Roll Series is offering $20 off their races both in the United States and Internationally. Just click on this link to Register.
I just signed up for the St. Jude Country Musisc Half Marathon in Nashville, TN for April 26, 2014.
* Discount Disclaimers:
– Discount is valid on June 5, 2013 from 12am – 11:59pm PST for open Marathon & 1/2 Marathon distances only
– $12 discount towards Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 10K
– Not valid towards Mini Marathons, Bike Tours, Kids Races, GET FIT Challenge or Relay options
– €10 discount towards all open Rock ‘n’ Roll International events
– No other discount codes or promotions can be used in combination with the National Running Day promotion
– **No purchase necessary. Submit form on June 5, 2013 from 12am – 11:59pm PST