Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Atlantic City to Hit the Boardwalk on May 14-15, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (October 25, 2021) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, a best-in-class running series Bringing the Fun to the Run™ through music, entertainment, and community immersion will make its way to the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 2022, following a two-year wait. The inaugural edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Atlantic City is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2022, with distances including half marathon and 5K. Presale registration for the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Atlantic City opens on Thursday, Oct. 28. Runners and walkers alike can register by visiting www.runrocknroll.com/atlantic-city.
 
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series will kick off the summer by treating thousands of participants and active lifestyle enthusiasts to a one-of-a-kind race experience that highlights Atlantic City’s iconic resorts and beautiful coastal communities.
 
“We are excited to finally have the chance to add Atlantic City into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series,” said Elizabeth O'Brien, Managing Director for North America at The IRONMAN Group owners of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series. “After a long wait, we are proud that we can be a part of showcasing and highlighting what Atlantic City has to offer the thousands of runners, walkers and active lifestyle enthusiasts as well as their support crews who travel to the area. This new event will feature the beach on one side and a party on the other, making the Atlantic City Boardwalk the perfect venue for the newest Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series event. We can’t wait to see participants hit the streets of Atlantic City this coming May.”
 
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City event weekend will feature a half marathon along with a 5K distances. Participants will be able to take on the “Remix Challenge” by running both Saturday and Sunday to earn the coveted Remix Challenge medal in addition to each race’s finisher medals.
 
Race week will kick-off on Friday, May 13, 2022 when the Health and Fitness Expo opens to the public, featuring the latest products and trends in the running industry. Runners and walkers of all levels from around the world will then take in the sights and sounds of Atlantic City on Saturday, May 14 for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City 5K and continue to use the Beat in Their Feet™ on May 15, 2022 for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Atlantic City Half Marathon. After starting out at Bader Field, race participants will experience the beautiful shore towns of Ventnor before they eventually make their way to the world-famous Boardwalk for the final six miles. Playing to the rich musical history of New Jersey, the musically themed event will amp up the on-course bands and DJs for competitors to enjoy as they race their way to a finish line after-party festival.
 
Located on New Jersey’s Atlantic coast, Atlantic City is a prime destination and accessible by many, with the world-renowned Atlantic City Boardwalk situated right on the coastline. This New Jersey staple features shops, bars, and casinos, offering a lively experience with a world-class view. Other adventurous activities include surfing and kayaking, giving both spectators and participants the chance to embrace the unforgettable atmosphere of the Atlantic City shoreline.
 
Presale registration for the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Atlantic City will open on Thursday, Oct. 28. Register by visiting www.runrocknroll.com/atlantic-city-register. For more information on the inaugural 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Atlantic City, visit www.runrocknroll.com/atlantic-city.
 
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, please visit www.RunRocknRoll.com. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@runrocknroll.com.
  
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. 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 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 Running Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

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The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

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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, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, 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. 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. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
 
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, 1010data 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, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.compress@runrocknroll.com

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