5th Annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon Races to Tempe

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Popular P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon Accompanied by Tempe Attractions, Music

Seasoned runners and first time competitors are encouraged to participate in the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon (http://www.RaceToTempe.com), held January 13, 2008. One of the world's most popular running and walking festivals, the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon begins in downtown Phoenix, races through Scottsdale and finishes in Tempe on the Arizona State University campus.

A Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Phoenix Convention Center on Fri., Jan. 11 and Sat., Jan. 12. At the expo, participants can pick up their race numbers and browse over 100 vendors from the running and fitness industries.

With live bands and spirit teams positioned at every mile along both the 26.2 and 13.1-mile courses, the musical road race is expected to draw more than 35,000 runners, walkers and junior racers from around the world to the finish line in Tempe.

Post-race festivities will feature a special marathon awards ceremony presented at 7:15 p.m. followed by legendary Kool & The Gang in concert at 8:00 p.m.

Enjoying the warm winter climate, many visitors choose to extend their stay over the long weekend. Some of the most popular activities apart from the Arizona marathon include spa treatments, golf, hiking, Broadway shows at ASU Gammage, dining and 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 & ½ Marathon, visit http://www.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 Web site, http://www.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 hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.

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