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rock n roll marathon changes

Annual run festival scheduled for Dec. 5-7

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SAN ANTONIO – A 10k has been added to the list of races for this year's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Antonio, marathon organizers announced Friday.

The 10k will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, and will start at the Alamodome, run through downtown and finish at Alamo Plaza.

The next day, runners will participate in a marathon, half-marathon, two-person half-marathon relay, 5k and Bike Tour. The races start at the intersection of Cherry Street and Commerce Street and will conclude on Cherry Street and Iowa Street.

Both days of running will feature high-energy music on-course, post-race entertainment, quality finisher's medals and more. Participants who complete the race on Saturday and any distance race on Sunday will also earn a special spinning "Remix Challenge" medal, offering the chance to get three medals over race weekend. 

For the first time in the seven-year history of the marathon, the event will take place in December. 

Humana is the title sponsor of the marathon.

The race weekend begins with a two-day Health & Fitness Expo at the Alamodome, where participants go to pick up their race number and explore more than 100 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit runrocknroll.com.