by Courtesy Photo

The San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon started in 1998 drawing hundreds of people to run the streets of San Diego with fun musical performances throughout the course. Today the Rock ‘n’ Roll franchise holds this event in 18 cities around the world, including Madrid, Spain and Liverpool, England.

This year the Heineken 0.0 Rock 'n' Roll Running Series San Diego took place on Sunday, October 24 and it brought together athletes from all over the world as well as locals. The highlight of this event is the musical performances throughout the race that end with a concert and beer garden at the County Building Waterfront Park. 

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 and was scheduled to return to its normal date of June this year, but was pushed out until October due to the continued pandemic concerns. The event administrators implemented operational plans consistent with local community guidelines and requirements, including the State of California’s policy for mega-events. Based on these requirements all participants were required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of entrance to the expo). 

The race begins at Balboa Park and finishes in Downtown San Diego, which means San Diegans have to take this into consideration in regard to road closures. Most road closures and detours were in effect between the hours of 5:30am and 3:30pm. At 5:30am, Police and event personnel implemented a soft closure along the entire race route. Streets reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Communities affected include Mission Bay, Hillcrest and of course Downtown San Diego. 

The Rock ‘n’ Roll franchise plans to return to San Diego for its 2022 event at its normal date of June 5, 2022 and registration is now open.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *