Need to take a break from winter? Make any New Year’s resolutions about getting healthier this year? Then clear your calendar and be sure to attend the PF Chang Rock and Rock Marathon in Phoenix this week-end because, not only is it a great place to get out of the cold, but the event is geared towards promoting health and wellness. Whether it’s a bike tour, marathon, half-marathon, running, walking, or just cheering on the participants, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
The event starts off on Friday, January 17th, with the Health and Fitness Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center. Hours are from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm on Friday and from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday. Both days will have an amazing list of exhibitors with the latest in sports and running gear, health checks, nutrition information, and lots of free samples. Admission to the Health and Fitness Expo is FREE. This Convention Center is also where participants will pick up race information and race numbers.
Besides the Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, there’s also a Kids Rock competition for youngsters in Kinder through 7th grade. Sunday is race day with a bike tour beginning at 7:15, and then the Mini Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon starting at 7:50 am. Additional race day information, including transportation, parking information, and a course map, can be found by clicking on this link.
In conjunction with this Marathon, several hotel and travel discounts throughout the city are being offered. Some of the downtown Phoenix hotels located in close proximity to the Convention Center, light rail public transportation, and the bike tour and full marathon start line are: Westin Phoenix Downtown, The Sheraton, The Hotel Palomar, Hyatt Regency, and SpringHill Suites.
The Phoenix Convention Center address is 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Phone: (602) 262-6225.