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How the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Works

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San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

When: Nov. 14, 2010

Where: San Antonio, Texas

More Info: San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll

Making a Vacation of It: San Antonio Tourism

In 2010, the starting point for San Antonio's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is the Alamo. It's a first.

There are high school cheerleaders and 26 bands flanking the course, one for each marathon mile. It's billed as a "walker-friendly" race, and if the shorter, half-marathon is still a bit much, there's a two-person relay option, too. A Kids Rock "race" (it's untimed) takes place the day before the main event.

The course winds through areas of old, historic San Antonio and offers runners and spectators a close-up, run-by look at Victorian architecture and Spanish Colonial missions. And all the while, the streets are one big, varied concert topped off by the main event -- the Finish Line Fiesta.

San Antonio's marathon benefits the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is big, and this is just a sampling of its race locations. Others include Dallas, Nashville, Providence, Virginia Beach, San Jose, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, Savannah and New Orleans. To find out about an event near you and see the music line-ups, check out the links on the next page.