For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. In 2018, we are bringing our best to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon with more music, runner support, and community engagement every step of the way. This event was our very half-marathon-only event, helping to position 13.1 miles as a genuine and now hugely popular race distance. Held each year on Labor Day weekend in conjunction with the American Music Festival, half marathon runners are treated to a 3-day music festival in addition to miles of music on course and a grand finish along the oceanfront Boardwalk. With a half marathon, 5K, and 1 mile option, there is something for everyone.


We also invite you to take on our Remix Challenge. Run either the 5K or Mile on the Sand on Saturday, September 1, plus the half marathon on Sunday and get three medals! You are already training for one day… why not make it two and earn some sweet bling?! If you just can’t get enough Rock ‘n’ Roll running on your weekend, the Remix Challenge is definitely for you.

Music is a core part of our DNA here at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. As part of our commitment to deliver more music, we are excited to partner with the 25th Annual American Music Festival which allows our registered participants access to the event. Half Marathon runners get access to all 3 days, and 5K runners get access to the big show on Sunday, September 2nd. Come run with us and then ROCK with ZZ Top, Ziggy Marley, Goo Goo Dolls and more!