Rock 'n' Roll Denver

Rock 'n' Roll Denver

Rock 'n' Roll Denver

( 22 reviews )
81% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Denver,
    United States
  • October
  • 5 miles/8K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Relay
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Zenaida Arroyo

Chicago, Illinois, United States
35 20
"Rock 'n' Roll Denver"
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Zenaida Arroyo's thoughts:

You can never go wrong with Rock 'n' Roll races. They're always organized with many people having a great time.

I flew in Saturday morning from Chicago. After a few hours (getting to hotel and eating something), I made my way to the expo. I've been to a few of them before but each one is different depending on the city. This one was OK. Not sure how many vendors there were but I just ended up buying something from the Brooks area.

Saturday morning I woke up with just enough time to get ready, drink coffee, and eat something before making my way down to the start line. Luckily, my hotel was about 10 minutes away. There were lots of people waiting and I got in my corral (no one really monitors so I could have gotten in an earlier one). Someone sang The National Anthem and then each corral was released in waves (I think each one was about 2 minutes). Then it was time for me to start running.

The weather was just great. Never did I feel cold nor hot. I had NO idea how much the altitude would affect me. I struggled so much and didn't really get to enjoy the race. I just wanted to finish.

The course took us through pretty areas of Denver and through City Park. I enjoyed seeing the different color leaves but after a while I got bored running there. Maybe I was just in a bad mood because I was struggling. No matter how much I tried, I could not pick up the pace.

There weren't many spectators. There were plenty of water stations and the volunteers were great.

I would recommend this race to someone but to only run it for fun. << At least those that are not used to the altitude since I thought it was tough.

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