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Race Spotlight: San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to rock at this music-themed marathon.


Part music festival, part marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon ( is perfect for endurance-loving party girls. The downtown course snakes through the city’s most famous areas, including bucolic Balboa Park and the historic mission district of Old Town—but the best sightseeing is during the race itself. Live bands provide motivation, dozens of racers dress as Elvis and a giant outdoor concert (complete with free beer and a musical guest you’ve actually heard of) greets you at the finish line.


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Jessica Sebor

Jessie Sebor is the Vice President of Women's Running at Competitor Group. After finishing her first marathon at age 18, Jessie has run everywhere from Singapore to Prague and competed in hundreds of races including the Boston Marathon and the Bare Dare, for which she won the title of National Nude Running Champion. Jessie’s work appears at, Ultrarunning Magazine and has been selected for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays. A former romance novel editor, it’s at Women’s Running where her true passions lie. You can reach her at