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This page will keep you, our valued participants and partners, informed about the latest developments concerning COVID - 19.


Update as of July 30, 2020

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future.

ROCK 'N' ROLL OAXACA

We want to inform you that last night the Government of the State of Oaxaca has decided to take preventative steps due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, which include suspending all mass participation events from this date forward and until further notice. For this reason, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Oaxaca scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, will be officially POSTPONED.

The organizing committee and the local authorities will work together to establish and announce the new date as soon as possible. We deeply regret this situation and would like to emphasize that our priority will always be to provide a safe environment for all participants and spectators. For other questions you may have regarding your participation and options available please contact us at rnroaxaca@runrocknroll.com.
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ROCK 'N' ROLL WASHINGTON D.C.
Based on the mandate from DC Health, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington D.C. Marathon & ½ Marathon originally scheduled for March 28 has been postponed to the fall. The new event date is November 7, 2020 which will offer distances of the Half Marathon and 5K. However, the Marathon distance will not be offered for this new date. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at rnrdc@runrocknroll.com.

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement and removal of the marathon distance may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional event experience in the future.

After listening to the feedback from our participants following our previous race date announcement, we have further consulted with our various host city partners for an alternative race date and are pleased to share the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco will now take place on April 11, 2021. We appreciate your feedback and continued patience during this very dynamic time. All registered participants of the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco will be receiving an email with further information. In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

In alignment with the Spanish Health Authorities, the Community of Madrid and the Madrid City Government, and with the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 EDP Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon & ½ Marathon originally scheduled for 26 April to 15 November 2020. This change also affects the EXPODEPOR Sport Exhibition which will now take place on 13 and 14 November. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at info@edprocknrollmadrid.com.

The 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon could not take place as originally scheduled on April 25-26 based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past weeks we have worked diligently with various host city partners to determine potential options and secure a new race date. After assessing all event scenarios, we are pleased to share the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon, has been rescheduled for November 21, 2020.

All registered participants of the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact rnrnashville@runrocknroll.com.

Thank you again for your commitment and we look forward to providing you with an exceptional event experience later this year as you continue to pursue your goals.

Due to reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following consultation with Liverpool City Council we regret to advise that Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place in 2020 but will return on May 29-30, 2021.

Participants should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact rnrliverpool@runrocknroll.comWhile we are prevented from holding the event in 2020, we look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in 2021.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding while we have been developing options for you during this dynamic time. After assessing all event scenarios, the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon, originally scheduled for May 15-16, 2020 has been rescheduled to May 14-15, 2021. All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact rnrac@runrocknroll.com.

 

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional event experience in the future.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon, originally scheduled for May 30-31, 2020  has been postponed until the fall. The new 2020 event date, which is currently being finalized with local officials, will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email in the coming days with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact rnrsd@runrocknroll.com.


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the direction and recommendations of public health agencies and local authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon, originally scheduled for June 6-7, 2020 will not take place as planned. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event details will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact rnrseattle@runrocknroll.com.

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the directive of the Irish Government in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can confirm that the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin events, including the 2020 National Half Marathon Championships, originally scheduled for August 8th & 9th, 2020, cannot take place in 2020 and will return on the preliminary dates of August 7th & 8th, 2021.

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this decision due to the above-mentioned unforeseen events may come as a disappointment. While we are prevented from holding the event on the original date, we are looking forward to providing you with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Athletes should have now received an email with further details. If you have additional questions or have not received the email with further information, please contact rnrdublin@runrocknroll.com. Athletes who have questions about the 2020 National Half Marathon Championships should contact Athletics Ireland on Competition@athleticsireland.ie.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this very dynamic and unprecedented time. To best meet the needs of our participants, the Las Vegas community and local authorities, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place as originally scheduled for November 14-15, 2020. We are working diligently with our various host city partners and stakeholders on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact rnrvegas@runrocknroll.com

 

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

 

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the mandate from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon, originally scheduled for July 18-19 cannot take place in 2020 and will not return in 2021. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series officials are working to determine options for possible future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in the region. All registered participants of the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact rnrchicago@runrocknroll.com.

 

We thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing our participants with an exceptional experience at a future Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event.

 

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and based on the mandate from the Governor of Virginia’s Executive Order #68 in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, originally scheduled for September 5-6 cannot take place in 2020. We are working diligently on all potential options and further event updates will be communicated as soon as possible. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have additional questions, please contact rnrvb@runrocknroll.com.


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we thank our participants for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional event experience in the future.

Limited Edition Medals

Based on the changes to our qualifying events (Capital to Coast, Southern Charm, Cheese Fries to Cheesesteak and Cali Combo Limited Edition Medals) in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to extend these medals into 2021 and allow our runners to qualify by running the affected events over multiple years. Please visit the Limited Edition Medals page to view the updated qualifying events.


TourPass

Based on the necessary changes to the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series schedule in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be extending the use of the 2020 TourPass through the 2021 schedule. You will be able to use any remaining credits from your 2020 TourPass for 2021 races as race registrations open. Please note that this extension only applies to 2020 TourPasses that were purchased on or before April 16, 2020.


Heavy Medals

Based on the necessary changes to the 2020 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series schedule in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to include all 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races as qualifying events for the 2020 Heavy Medals collection. All Marathon and Half Marathon distance events completed in 2020 and in 2021 will count towards the 2020 Heavy Medals.


In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that postponements may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing participants with an exceptional event experience in the future.

KiDS ROCK

With the health and safety of our community being the utmost priority and out of an abundance of caution to keep all kids as safe as possible in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to inform you that we will not be hosting any North American KiDS ROCK events for the remainder of 2020.

Participants that were registered for any KiDS ROCK event will be receiving an email. If you have additional questions, please contact kidsrock@runrocknroll.com.  

We encourage our participants to continue to find ways to stay active during these dynamic times and look forward to welcoming our KiDS ROCKERS back with a fun and safe event experience in the future.

Location: Place Bonaventure • West Hall

Last Year's Participation: 35,389 · Attendees: 53,000 · Male: / Female: · Avg. HH Income:

Setup
  • Thursday, September 17 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, September 18 - 8:00am – 9:30am
Open to Public
  • Friday, September 18 - 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, September 19 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, September 19 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: National Western Complex • Expo Hall & Hall of Education

Last Year's Participation: 15,397 · Attendees: 23,000 · Male: 43% / Female: 57% · Avg. HH Income: 55% over $70,000

Setup
  • Thursday, October 15 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, October 16 - 8:30am – 12:30pm
Open to Public
  • Friday, October 16 - 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 17 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, October 17 - 5:00am – 10:00pm 

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Halls 4A & 4B

Last Year's Participation: 23,044 · Attendees: 34,600 · Male: 35% / Female: 65% · Avg. HH Income: 46% over $100,000

Setup
  • Thursday, December 3 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, December 4 - 8:30am – 11:30am
Open to Public
  • Friday, December 4 - 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 5 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, December 5 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

*The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center requires the use of union labor.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: San Jose McEnery Convention Center • Halls 2-3

Last Year's Participation: 16,286 · Attendees: 24,500 · Male: 43% / Female: 57% · Avg. HH Income: $130,115

Setup
  • Thursday, October 1 - 10:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Friday, October 2 - 8:30am – 12:30pm
Open to Public
  • Friday, October 2 - 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, October 3 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, October 3 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

*The San Jose McEnery Convention Center requires the use of union labor

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center • Halls A & B

Last Year's Participation: 17,288 · Attendees: 26,000 · Male: 41% / Female: 59% · Avg. HH Income: 61% over $70,000

Setup
  • Wednesday, November 4 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday, November 5 - 8:30am – 2:30pm
Open to Public
  • Thursday, November 5 - 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, November 6 - 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Move Out
  • Friday, November 6 - 8:00pm – 12:00am

*The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is a “right to work” venue.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Halls 4A & 4B

Last Year's Participation: 23,044 · Attendees: 34,600 · Male: 35% / Female: 65% · Avg. HH Income: 46% over $100,000

Setup
  • Thursday, December 3 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday, December 4 - 8:30am – 11:30am
Open to Public
  • Friday, December 4 - 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, December 5 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, December 5 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

*The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center requires the use of union labor.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 

Location: Phoenix Convention Center • South Building Halls F & G

Last Year's Participation: 21,700 · Attendees: 34,000 · Male: 42% / Female: 58% · Avg. HH Income: $119,091

Setup
  • Thursday, January 14 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday, January 15 - 8:30am – 11:30am
Open to Public
  • Friday, January 15 - 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, January 16 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, January 16 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

*The Phoenix Convention Center has union restrictions on the loading dock – vendors can only carry items in by hand, but can setup booths without restrictions.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

Location: New Orleans Morial Convention Center • Hall J

Last Year's Participation: 20,700 · Attendees: 31,000 · Male: 36% / Female: 64% · Avg. HH Income: 51% over $100k

Setup
  • Thursday, February 4 - 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, February 5 - 8:30am – 11:30am
Open to Public
  • Friday, February 5 - 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Saturday, February 6 - 9:00am – 5:00pm
Move Out
  • Saturday, February 6 - 5:00pm – 10:00pm

*The Morial Convention Center has union restrictions on the loading dock – vendors can only carry in one load by hand, but can setup booths without restrictions.

Exhibitor Info

For more information regarding exhibiting at the expo, please contact us at exposales@runrocknroll.com.

 


To our global community
,
We know that both our athletes and our communities want to be racing; we do too.

While The IRONMAN Group’s mission is to provide exceptional, life-changing race experiences for athletes of all levels, from their first step to the finish line, we can only accomplish this by providing the safest possible environment, and safeguarding the citizens of our host communities.

COVID-19 has substantially altered the global sports landscape and will have material impact on the mass participation industry in the immediate term. We want to reassure you that the health and well-being of our community is our primary concern. To this end, we are doing our part to communicate effectively and follow public health agencies and governmental authorities’ recommendations.

We expect that there are going to be substantial and widespread event postponements in the coming weeks and months. The decision to proceed, restrict, modify or postpone an event will be based on availability of community resources and ongoing event-specific risk assessment in coordination with the relevant healthcare and government authorities and the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, an independent medical advisory board focused on health and safety.

For events that will continue, The IRONMAN Group, along with the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board, has outlined a series of pragmatic and practical actions designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 or any other infectious agent to athletes and to members of our host communities. These steps will help athletes achieve their goals while allowing communities to secure the benefits of hosting mass participation sporting events. They will be implemented worldwide at all IRONMAN Group events beginning March 19 and will continue indefinitely.


Self-care and Risk Minimization

Athletes who are sick or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent must not compete or attend events, as this puts others at risk. As a community, we each have a personal responsibility to protect each other by complying with this rule.

We ask that all athletes, volunteers and partners follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for basic protective measures against the new coronavirus:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
  • Regularly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash your hands with soap and water, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of used tissues immediately and appropriately in a bin.

Providing Flexibility to Athletes

Certain races will be postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak and we will communicate these as soon as practical. Our goal will be to move the race to a date later in the year. We work in close partnership with the relevant public health authorities in the territories where the races take place and err on the side of safety for our athletes and the host community. If an event cannot occur on the scheduled date, we will take the following actions:

  • Postponement: Registered athletes for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals into the same event the next year.
  • Cancellation: Registered athletes for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the local health authorities are automatically deferred to the same race in 2021.
  • Other options: We are vetting other options to allow displaced athletes to race in 2020 and will communicate those in due course.
  • Athletes in Quarantined/Restricted Territories: For athletes in certain designated quarantine or restricted territories who have registered for races that take place before June 1, 2020 and have NOT been postponed or cancelled, we will aid in finding alternative races later in the season.
For those who are sick, feel unwell, or have been potentially exposed to an infectious agent in advance of a race that will take place, do not come to the race; instead seek medical care. Once you have done so, contact the relevant Athlete Services representative for your race and we will attempt to find you another solution.

Safe Event Experience

In order to provide the safest experience for our athletes, we are instituting the following at our races, effective March 19.

  • Reinforcing Social Distancing in all elements of the event
  • o The hours of on-site event registration will be expanded.
    o Athletes will be allowed to pick up their athlete race kit/race bib and immediately exit expo area.
    o Athlete density will be decreased by increasing individual race space staging, corrals, etc.
    o No-handshake behavior will be encouraged for the duration of the event.
    o Athlete briefing information will be available digitally only.
    o Non-core, high-contact services (e.g. wetsuit peeling) will be suspended.

  • Hygiene First
  • o Staff and volunteers who are interacting with participants pre-race, on race day and post-race will be provided gloves.
    o Hand-washing stations and sanitation stations around the venue for athletes, volunteers and spectators will be increased.
    o No-touch waste disposal stations and receptacles will be rolled out as available.
    o Frequently touched surfaces at race venue locations such as workstations, product distribution areas, tables and electronic devices will be cleaned regularly.
    o When possible, on-course food and fluid supplies will be single use/single serving closed packaging.
    o Athletes planning to return home by airplane or rail are encouraged to avoid travel post-event for 24 hours allowing their immune system time to recover post-race.
    o No onsite interviews or press conference with professional athletes.
    o No handshake/contact on the race podium.
    o Printed document distribution will be eliminated.

  • Medical Service
  • o Education and awareness training regarding signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be provided to all medical and volunteer staff. o Frequent communication with health authorities  and healthcare facilities will be implemented to assist in assessment, referral and initial management of suspected COVID-19 illness of staff, participants, volunteers, and spectators.


This is a highly dynamic situation and we will continue to adapt and adjust as appropriate. We appreciate your patience in the coming days and weeks.

We recognize that this is a challenging time but our community will endure. We are inspired by your ambition, and endeavor to be worthy of your commitment.

As further updates are available, they will be posted at www.ironman.com/updates and www.runrocknroll.com/updates in addition to our individual event sites and social media pages.

Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you the best in health and wellness.



Andrew Messick
President & Chief Executive Officer
The IRONMAN Group 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern as it relates to the COVID-19. In response, and to prevent the virus from spreading further, governments around the world are taking a wide set of measures, including limitations on gatherings, events, and school activities, as well as travel and entry restrictions.

We are monitoring the situation with public health officials to follow and implement measures dictated by health agencies and governments. We will continue to take appropriate actions on an event-by-event basis, following the decisions made by these respective authorities and agencies.

Additional information will be shared with athletes and our partners as appropriate and will be made available on event pages and social media accounts. We ask you to stay updated with respect to the impact of the outbreak in your location, follow governmental and agency recommendations to minimize risk, and follow any potential restrictions put in place. Anyone traveling for competition purposes should make themselves familiar with respective national and world health organization updates in those locations as well as travel policies from airlines and hotels. As always, athletes should monitor their personal health appropriately and not race or travel to any event if they are unwell.

Athletes are also reminded to practice hygiene protection measures recommended by the WHO.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 refer to www.who.int.