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- Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater will include half marathon, 5K and KiDS ROCK distances, as well as a Doggie Dash

- Media Credentials registration now open by visiting,
CLEARWATER, Fla. (October 3, 2023) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, is a best-in-class running series Bringing Fun to the Run® through music, entertainment, city landmarks, and community immersion. The Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Clearwater will hit the streets of the Sunshine State on October 7-8, 2023 offering a distance for everyone including a 5K and KiDS ROCK races on Saturday along with a half marathon on Sunday all starting and finishing at Coachman Park. Race week will kick-off on Friday, October 6 with the Health & Fitness Expo at Coachman Park, which is open to the public, featuring the latest products and trends in the running industry. Following each the 5K and half marathon will be Encore Entertainment featuring Jah Movement on Sunday and The Fulcos and Trop Rock Junkies on Sunday. Runners and walkers alike that want to register for Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll Clearwater can do so onsite by visiting the Health & Fitness Expo at Coachman Park.

  • Friday, October 6
    • 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Health & Fitness Expo – Coachman Park
  • Saturday, October 7 – Race Day
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Health & Fitness Expo, Coachman Park
    • 7:00 a.m. – 5K – Coachman Park
    • 8:30 a.m. - Publix Family Wellness Walk
    • 9:00 a.m. – KiDS ROCK – Coachman Park
    • 10:00 a.m. – Doggie Dash – Coachman Park
    • 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Encore Entertainment - JAH Movement - Coachman Park
  • Sunday, October 8 – Race Day
    • 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Encore Entertainment – The Fulcos and Trop Rock Junkies
    • 7:00 a.m. – Half Marathon – Coachman Park
*All times listed are in EDT

The 2023 Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater will offer a breathtaking experience, combining live music and entertainment with scenic routes that showcase the stunning views of the white sand and crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Starting and ending at Coachman Park, participants will take on an exhilarating course with music around every turn and views of the bay as they cruise around miles of the beachfront.

For full course details, visit Course Overviews.

Road Closures:
Race day road closures may be found by visiting, Road Closures.

Media Credentials: 
Registration for media credentials to the upcoming 2023 Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Clearwater taking place October 7-8 is now available. Media interested in covering the event must register at the link below by Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to be considered for media credentials.

CREDENTIAL REQUESTS ON RACE DAY WILL NOT BE APPROVED. Media who arrive on the day of the race without proper registration will not be provided credentials or access to race venues. 

Please visit, to apply for credentials.

For more information about the 2023 Publix Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Clearwater, visit Media-related inquiries may be directed to
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running 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 weekends kick 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 Encore Entertainment experience featuring eclectic musical artists from a variety of genres. With a goal of helping participants find the Beat in Their Feet™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has also featured some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R., Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bret Michaels, Kesha, The Revivalists, Hunter Hayes, Capital Cities, and Matt Nathanson. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About The IRONMAN Group   
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® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit

About Advance      
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit