20 Jan

Rock N Roll Half Ready To Deliver

Runners dressed up as members of Kiss at last year's Rock n Roll Edinburgh half marathon

As momentum builds for the second Rock 'n' Roll Edinburgh half marathon on Sunday 14 April, race organisers Competitor Group have announced that entrants will be able to take advantage of free race pack postage. The decision was made following feedback from Facebook fans and participants from the 2012 race.

This year's event hopes to build on the success of the inaugural race which attracted 5,000 runners from over 30 countries thanks to its lively festival atmosphere and scenic race route which starts and finishes in Holyrood Park.

Event director, Shannon Davis, said: "In the words of Kiss, we have decided to give the people what they want. We have taken feedback on-board from our fans on Facebook, and participants who took part in last year's race, and we are delighted to now offer free packet postage for UK residents taking part in the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Edinburgh half marathon.

"We hope the decision will make the Rock 'n' Roll experience more enjoyable for participants who can relax knowing they have their race pack organised before the big day. We have a great line up of activity planned throughout the weekend and would still encourage all of our runners to come into Edinburgh early to check it out if they get the chance."

The Rock 'n' Roll marathon series, which originated in San Diego, is a mash up of live music and running that sees bands and DJs performing at each mile point along the race route, culminating in a festival finish line concert which was headlined in 2012 by indie rockers Kassidy.

Entry is now open for the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Edinburgh half marathon with registration available at the event website for £39. The registration fee also includes an official Brooks technical t-shirt, course support, finish line snacks, live course and finish line entertainment and one of Rock 'n' Roll's highly coveted finishers medals