This past weekend, San Antonio hosted its 8th consecutive Rock ’n’ Roll marathon. Congratulations to all who participated and thank you to our city staff and residents who volunteered along the route.

Throughout the last 8 years the San Antonio Rock ’n’ roll marathon has become an attraction for locals and visitors alike. This year approximately 25,000 people participated, an increase of 4,000 participants from last year; 50% of participants were from outside San Antonio; and 20% of participants not from san Antonio were not from Texas.

The event hosted 41 elite athletes, several of whom participated in our marathon or half marathon as training for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic qualifying trials.

As reported this weekend, the city of San Antonio and our local partners at San Antonio Sports and the Convention & Visitors Bureau have entered into a new agreement with Competitor Group, and will continue to produce the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon in San Antonio for the next five years.

My gratitude and appreciation to all of the city staff and departments who ensured the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon went smoothly. The event was a tremendous success because of the teamwork and hard work they exhibited. We look forward to this continued partnership and to the continued opportunity to promote our world class city and community.

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