KWMU reports that St. Louis will be getting an installment of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (and half marathon) next year. In a press release issued on the event's website, the company noted that St. Charles' Lewis & Clark Marathon, which takes place this year on October 3, will be "rebranded" as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and take place on a "new downtown race course, which is currently in development." The race is scheduled for October 23, 2011.
The gimmick of these rock & roll marathons is simple: About every mile or so along the path, bands entertain the runners. According to the website for the next scheduled race -- October 24, 2010 in Los Angeles -- local and regional bands have a chance to apply to perform, and there's a free concert after the race. Says the site: "Past headliners include: Goo Goo Dolls, Live, Brad Paisley, Black Crowes, Seal, Sara Evans, and many more." Who would you run a marathon to see?