Course changes announced for Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver marathon, half marathon

The Rock 'N' Roll Denver marathon and half marathon will have a new course in 2014, but it will still begin and end at Civic Center Park.

The Rock 'N' Roll Denver marathon and half marathon will have a new course in 2014, but it will still begin and end at Civic Center Park.

DENVER — The fifth Rock ‘N’ Roll Denver marathon and half marathon will be run Oct. 19 and officials unveiled a new course Monday.

More than 15,000 runners are expected for the race, which will go around Sloan’s Lake, through parks and pass  city landmarks.

The race will start and finish as usual at Civic Center Park, but the marathon and half-marathon routes will change. For the first time, runners will go through the Highlands neighbohood. Runners will also pass the three major sports arenas — Sports Authority at Mile High, Pepsi Center and Coors Field — as well as the new Union Station.

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Those running in the marathon will continue through City Park and Washington Park before finishing at Civic Center Park, where there will be a post-race concert and festival.

“Five years is a milestone we are proud to celebrate here in Denver and we look forward to unveiling some new elements and course highlights this year,” event director Alan Culpepper said. “We are constantly seeking ways to improve the runner experience as well as the impact on the surrounding community while showcasing the very best of our city to visitors from across the country.”

Registration is available at RunRocknRoll.com/Denver.


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