|I think I'll run 13.1 miles before a concert. Credit: NVitkus|
If you've run a Rock 'n' Roll race, whether it's a half marathon in Virginia Beach or a full marathon in San Diego, you know that the event wouldn't be complete without the finish line concert. In fact, it's part of the draw--even when you're like me and my friends who slept through the Virginia Beach concert thanks to an early morning, a hotel room off the boardwalk and two half marathoners who could barely walk with leg (me) and back (my friend) issues.
I might not remember who performed at that race, but Rock 'n' Roll headliners lately have included Bret Michaels, Cheap Trick, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Sugar Ray and Switchfoot. I might be too lazy--and cheap--to hunt down tickets to see their concert performances (I'm the one who thinks about attending practically the day before they're in town), but count me in when all I have to do is stick around the finish line to watch them live, and I've heard their songs on the radio.
A marathon, a half marathon, a mini marathon that's capped off with a concert by a Billboard chart-topper? Yes, please! And even better that registration is still open for the longer (13.1) and shorter (roughly 3 miles) distances.
Photo grabbed from NVitkus at flickr.