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Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – The Power of the Local Running Community

It takes a lot to put on a marathon. I wouldn’t know because I run them, but I do know that when I pay my registration fee and the day finally arrives, everything is ready–all I need to do is show up and run 26.2. Throughout my 86 completed marathons, I’ve run great well organized races and some not so great.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is owned and operated by The Competitor Group and is now the premier marathon series in the country, and going international. The growth of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series over the past five years has been epic. I personally compare the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series to a corporation or chain restaurant that has grown very fast, gets caught up in red tape and usually loses touch with the local community. The one thing that will prevent the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series from going down that same path is their necessity to fully rely on the local support of the general community, businesses, running community and volunteers for it’s survival. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series absolutely charges more for a race than most and does somewhat take away the local feel as compared to say the Twin Cities Marathon–but there is no doubt they put on a good well organized race.

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – Two Thumbs Up – Way Up!

Well I should probably start blogging if I expect anyone to purchase my upcoming book, “One Foot in Front of the Other” when it is published. They say social media is the ticket so here it goes!

To start, running a marathon is not easy but it sure more enjoyable when you run a good one. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was outstanding and is now one of my top 10 favorite marathons out of the 85 that I have completed as of this writing.

About 15 of us from our running group, Runners Edge of the Rockies in Denver, amassed upon the Twin Cities mostly by the recommendation of others and the extremely high mark they gave this marathon–especially Gina Warner from our running group who could not stop talking about it, was going to run it but for whatever reason bailed. Her loss. We soon found out that Gina and everyone else that recommended the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was absolutely spot on.

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