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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON SERIES TO DEBUT INAUGURAL RACE IN CHONGQING SHAPINGBA ON NOVEMBER 25, 2018 AS NEW VENUE FOR INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Shapingba Half Marathon, 10K and 5K adds to list of new events in China
TAMPA, Fla. (November 21, 2018)The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced today the addition of Rock ‘n’ Roll® Chongqing Shapingba Half Marathon, which will make its debut on Sunday, November 25. The new venue becomes the latest addition to the international tour in China with the half marathon, 10K and 5K distances.

“The popularity of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events continues to grow in China and we are pleased to expand our offerings with Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Shapingba added to the schedule,” said Jeff Edwards, General Manager of Operations for IRONMAN China. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will now feature events in some of the most globally recognizable locations in China.”

The largest municipality in southwest China, the city of Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad with its natural wonders and cultural heritage. It’s a city of beauty and mountains, and is known as the 'Mountain City'. The wavy terrain encompasses a wealth of water reserves, mineral resources, dense forests, and abundant flora and fauna. It is a modern port city on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

The musically themed running series is known for Bringing Fun to the Run™ with live music and entertainment on the course. Runners will experience the Shapingba District, famous for its technology, education, and culture. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Shapingba event will offer runners a scenic course of the half marathon, 10K and 5K distances. The half marathon begins at 2:00 p.m. with the 10K and Happy Run 5K starting at 3:30 p.m. Runners start and end at Chongqing Normal University Outdoor Stadium.

In 2017, Rock ‘n’ Roll Chengdu was announced as the location for the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in China. This year, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Luoping Half Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Guangzhou Half Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll Beijing were added have taken place with Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Shapingba the latest event to join the China race calendar.  

For more information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chongqing Shapingba Half Marathon, visit www.runrocknroll.com/en/events/chongqing. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.RunRocknRoll.com. Media may contact press@runrocknroll.com.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms. For information about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series in China, please visit online at www.sports.wanda.cn and www.cd42195.com.

About IRONMAN
As part of Wanda Sports Holdings, the IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia™, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.