Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will participate in the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sunday, June 1. Returning to his hometown and continuing the nationwide celebration of his victory, Meb will hit the streets and pace the 1:30 half-marathon group for his first race appearance since becoming the first American man to win the historic running event since 1983.
If running 26.2 miles isn’t your thing just wait til post race when you can enjoy the music from the talented and billboard chart topping, Aloe Blacc. He will be joined through out the day by local artist performing along the race path to help motivate the runners.
Marathon weekend will kick off on Friday, May 30 with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention Center. The Expo, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 11 am to 7 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, May 31.
Both the marathon and half marathon take place on Sunday, beginning on the west side of Balboa Park. The marathon begins at 6:15 am and the half-marathon starts at 6:45 am. The race route incorporates a scenic tour of San Diego’s neighborhood charm, passing through Little Italy, Old Town, University Heights and Normal Heights, before ending at Petco Park at 13th and K streets, with a finish line festival.
If you are feeling up to it, you can register HERE.
If you plan to run or, like me, you will be there for just the music. Let me know your thoughts and EMAIL me.