How the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Works

Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

When: June 25, 2011

Where: Seattle, Wash.

More Info: Seattle Rock 'n' Roll

Making a Vacation of It: Seattle Tourism

Grunge City is famous for its music. It's also No. 4 on the 2010 Forbes list of Fittest Cities. It's a natural fit for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and summer in the U.S. Northwest is the perfect time to run: The average day is rainless and about 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The party starts with the marathon or half marathon, with live music at every mile featuring local Seattle bands. Cheer squads make some noise alongside spectators, and the post-race concert is free. Tonic headlines the major bash in 2011. You can check out the music at the official Web site.

To top off the fun, runners with the fastest marathon times can qualify to win some money.

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