Welcome to San Diego Blog | May 7, 2010
Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon 2010
The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is just around the corner – Sunday, June 6, 2010. Over 30,000 participants from all over the United States and world will be in San Diego to participate in the 26.2 and 13.1-mile races. Charity participants will raise over $12 million dollars for medical research.
The route: The race starts on 6th Avenue adjacent to Balboa Park, runs through the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, up Highway 163, through Mission Valley and along the east side of Mission Bay, finishing near Sea World. The event course will have live entertainment including live bands.
In addition to the race, there will also be a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the San Diego Convention Center (Halls G & H). The expo will be on Friday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and it is open to the public.
Most road closures and detours will be in effect between 5:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. Prior to the start of the race, the Police and event personnel will implement a soft closure along the entire race course, with all roads closed by 5:30 a.m. The race begins at 6:15 a.m. and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as the final participants pass through each area and materials have been removed. A road closure grid and course map is available on the race website, so that residents and businesses in the affected areas can plan ahead.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is a terrific San Diego event! In addition to raising a substantial amount of money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, it is also beneficial to San Diego’s economy. The race and Health & Fitness Expo are expected to bring in over $40 million dollars to San Diego businesses.