Rock ‘n’ roll runners will race through Bellevue in 2022


The legendary half marathon attracts runners from all over the world

Those who visit, live or work Bellevue know that this city is a beautiful, vibrant place in a park that welcomes the world. Next year, runners from around the world will experience the city in a whole new way as they race through its streets in Washington’s 2022 St. Jude Rock n ‘Roll Running Series.

The event is for Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4. September 2022, with a half marathon, 5 km and a distance planned for children. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the event’s charity partner and attendees can raise funds for the hospital during their education.

“I’m thrilled that the rock ‘n’ roll series is coming to Bellevue,” said Mayor Lynne Robinson. “The opportunity to host this iconic event is an honor for the city made even more significant by having St. Jude as a charity partner. We look forward to participating in and supporting this international gathering and celebration of health as we present our fellowship. “

Running routes through the city are still to be determined. The city of Bellevue has an information page with details about the event weekend and ways in which the municipality can participate in the event. This running series features live music and other presentations from locals. Residents can sign up to receive notifications as more information becomes available in the months leading up to the event.

“Bellevue has planned this type of opportunity in our economic development strategies and we will be working closely with race organizers to fully prepare for this event in our community,” said Mac Cummins, director of community development at Bellevue. “We are committed to showing the best of Bellevue and our region to runners and families who come to enjoy Washington’s rock ‘n’ roll and music scene.”

“After a three year hiatus, we are excited to bring the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series back to the Pacific Northwest,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director North America for The IRONMAN Group, owner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series . “Runners and walkers can expect action-packed, music-packed racing days with picturesque views.”

During the race weekend, runners and walkers of all skill levels from around the world will compete for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington 5K on Saturday September 3rd and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington Half Marathon on September 4th.

Bellevue’s Downtown Park will be the headquarters of the event, and participants in the race will experience the beautiful landscapes and views from Lake Washington to Lake Sammamish, including numerous parks and open spaces, unique neighborhoods, and the vibrant arts and culture of the city as they run Region. The musical-themed event will showcase the strong musical talent and influences of the Pacific Northwest, while on-pitch performances and community presentations will cheer attendees on. There will be a festival at the finish.

Presale registration for the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington opens on Wednesday, December 15th. Runners and walkers alike can register or get more information at RunRocknRoll.com/washington.

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