Fall is a great season for running, and in the Raleigh area there are tons of races to choose from. RunRaleigh Races’ Rock ‘n’ Rebellion Half Marathon, is one of the best!
The course has changed just a bit from previous runnings of this event, and has even undergone a complete name change. RunRaleigh Half, as it used to be called, was first run in 2012. Due to a Rock ‘n’ Roll event debuting in Raleigh this year, local race director, Paula O’Neal, had to move her mid April event date, as Competitor Group was given her race weekend. They sort of pulled the date away from her to accommodate this non-local for profit series.
With its new date, the first weekend in October, the newly named, Rock ‘n’ Rebellion offers runners a picturesque course through Raleigh and its greenways. The course is challenging, yet very doable even for a first time Half Marathoner. With a starting location at Cameron Village, in downtown Raleigh, runners are treated to ample parking and plenty of room to spread out with family and enjoy the post race festivities including food, drink and a beer garden with DJ cranking tunes.
It’s a great event, one that I highly recommend. I’ve run it three times, and look forward to going back for another dose of fun this October 5th. I will be a pacer at the event this year, and really look forward to that.
Check out the race website here: www.runraleighracing.com.