Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 6, 2009
Seasoned runners and first-time competitors will be heading to Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe to participate in the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, held January 18, 2009. The P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon begins in downtown Phoenix, races through Scottsdale and finishes in Tempe on the Arizona State University campus.
The Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Phoenix Convention Center on Fri., Jan. 16 and Sat., Jan. 17. At the expo, participants can pick up their race numbers and browse over 100 vendors from the running and fitness industry.
Over 70 live bands will be performing a variety of music from reggae and jazz to country and rock at every mile along both the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses, ending with a post-race concert at Tempe Beach Park, featuring a national headliner act. This musically inspired race is expected to draw more than 30,000 runners, walkers and junior racers from around the world.
Tempe boasts an ideal winter climate for race participants and observers alike. Many choose to extend their stay over the long weekend to enjoy Tempe attractions and entertainment. Popular activities include golf, hiking in the Sonoran Desert, taking in a Broadway show at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage auditorium, dining and enjoying nightlife in Tempe's Mill Avenue District and shopping at Tempe Marketplace and Arizona Mills. Participants can also take day trips from Tempe to explore Sedona, the Grand Canyon or Tucson.
For more information about the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, visit RnRaz.com or contact Elite Racing, Inc. at 800-311-1255.
For more information about activities in Tempe, visit the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau at RaceToTempe.com, or call 800-283-6734.
About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau:
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe attractions and entertainment, hotels and restaurants. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at tempecvb.com.