Training Blog 1: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon started!
One of our facility managers is running the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll marathons here in Edinburgh on the 15th April in support of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.Keep up to date with all the latest information regarding training and fundraising here!
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is the ‘World’s Largest Running Series’ with more than 500,000 people taking part in 26 North American cities each year. The series enjoys great appeal for the destination athlete, tremendous local support and has firmly established itself as a dynamic running platform.
What started as a simple idea in 1998—the idea of making running fun– soon transformed the U.S. running landscape entirely by infusing music with running. Suddenly, the music every mile and party-like atmosphere made long distance running approachable and more and more people participated in something they had never dreamed they could do – run a marathon. The charity aspect proliferated participation, leading to more than $235 million dollars raised for participating charities.
Today, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series continues to celebrate the run and not just the finish, featuring live bands along the course, cheer teams and entertaining water stations. The outdoor festival encapsulates cities in their entirety and culminates with a finish line festival featuring some of the best music acts around. Past performers include the Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Chris Isaak, Bret Michaels and Sugar Ray.
And the beat goes on… we’re excited to announce the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is going global in 2012! Next stop: Edinburgh and Madrid.
Quote from http://uk.competitor.com/edinburgh/what-is-rock-n-roll
About the Charity
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Established in 1909, by an Edinburgh lawyer Thomas Gillespie, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has been working to promote the awareness and conservation of rare and endangered animals for over 100 years.
In its original charter, granted in 1913, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland had the principle objective 'To promote, facilitate and encourage the study of zoology and kindred subjects and to foster and develop amongst the people with an interest in and knowledge of animal life.'
RZSS operates Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. They also support a wide variety of research and conservation projects in the UK and around the world.
Adapted from http://www.rzss.org.uk/about-rzss
Posted on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 under Website