Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Event Guide
Backstage pass to your San Jose Race Weekend!
EVENT GUIDE OCTOBER 7, 2012 Welcome... to the one half marathon you won't want to end. A race so rock `n' roll, the mile markers are rock bands. Because what's the point of running if you just want it to end? Here, you might not break the tape, but the podium isn't the point. - Life is a journey and running should be a celebration. 4 Schedule of Events 22 6 Course Map 8 Start Line Map 10 Finish Area Map 12 Pace Chart 28 14 Spectator Tips 16 Parking & Transportation 18 Mini Marathon 20 Headliner Concert WRITERS: Kevin LaRue, Bekah Holt EDITOR: Linzay Logan PHOTOGRAPHERS: Harry S. Price Victah Sailor, Paul Nestor GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT: Ryan Bethke 30 Race Weekend Entertainment 32 Running Spots 34 Respect the Distance 36 Race Day Checklist 40 Rock `n' Mud Challenge 43 Official Charities 44 Thank You Sponsors EVENT GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS 22 Course Bands 24 Course Band List 28 Destination San Jose OCTOBER 7, 2012 3 EVENT GUIDE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 4 Make sure to stop by the Rock `n' Roll Experience for some great expo fun! Sunday, October 7 Friday, October 5 HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO San Jose McEnery Convention Center 408 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95110 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. HALF MARATHON & MINI MARATHON West Santa Clara Street at North Almaden Avenue Start: 8:00 a.m. FINISH LINE FESTIVAL & HEADLINER CONCERT Plaza de Cesar Chavez Plaza open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Opening Act 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Headliner Concert 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *Timeline subject to change Saturday, October 6 HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO San Jose McEnery Convention Center 408 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95110 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Expo Admission is FREE and open to the public! OFFICIAL RESULTS Official race results will be posted online by 7:00 p.m. (PST) on race day at: www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/sanjose EVENT GUIDE PURECADENCE FEEL MORE WITH LESS ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 �2012 Brooks Sports, Inc. B RO O KSRUN N I N G . 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Follow us on and 9 Paseo De San Antonio VIP Museum of Art K BAY 10 10 10 x 20 Fairmont Hotel McCormick & Schmick Casa Del Pueblo Trolley Tracks MIX 106.5 Wells Fargo Bank Bank of America 10 x 20 GEAR CHECK 5:00am to 1:00pm City View Plaza Morton's Parkside Hall McCabe Hall 10 10 EVENT GUIDE FINISH AREA MAP Ho St. C SECURE ZONE EXIT 10 x 20 10 x 20 United Food Union TERRY BERRY 10 FMG 10 VTA A B WHOLE FOODS C ADOBE D 4 10 10 10 10 LOST & FOUND/ T-SHIRTS & G. BAGS/ MEDICAL INFO INFORMATION E F Toilet 20x20 G H IJ K Fountain STAGE T'n'T 10 CHARITY VILLAGE 10 3 Plaza De Cesar Chavez L M N FAMILY REUNION O PQ 10 x 20 ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Market St CGI MERCHANDISE WX YZ 1 0 x 20 20 x 80 R S T MICH UTRA BEER SERVICE UV 20x20 MAIN MEDICAL 20 x 40 2 Ma H San Fernando St Montgomery Theater San Carlos St Imax 1 FINISH ANNOUNCE PLATFORM Civic Auditorium Tech Museum VTA Station Park Ave Conv Ce EVENT GUIDE el aire ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 riott tel OFFICIAL CELEBRATION PARTNER OF THE ntion ter �2011 Anheuser-Busch, Michelob Ultra� Light Beer, St. Louis, MO � 95 calories, 2.6g carbs, 0.6g protein and 0.0g fat, per 12 oz. 11 HALF MARATHON PACE CHART 2012 Start Line Course Closed to Traffic First Wheelchair First Male Runner First Female Runner First Mini Marathoner 6:00 min / Mile Pace 1 hr 30 min Pace - 6:52 / Mile 1 hr 45 min Pace - 8:01 / Mile 2 hr Pace - 9:10 / Mile 2 hr 15 min Pace - 10:19 / Mile 2 hr 30 min Pace - 11:27 / Mile 2 hr 45 min Pace - 12:36 / Mile 3 hr Pace - 13:45 / Mile 3 hr 15 min Pace - 14:53 / Mile 3 hr 30 min Pace - 16:02 / Mile 3 hr 45 min Pace - 17:11 / Mile 4 hr Pace - 18:20 / Mile Course Opened to Traffic Mile 1 Mile 2 Mile 3 Mile 4 7:00 AM 8:13 AM 8:18 AM 8:20 AM 8:20 AM 8:24 AM 8:27 AM 8:33 AM 8:39 AM 8:46 AM 8:52 AM 8:58 AM 9:03 AM 9:08 AM 9:13 AM 9:17 AM 9:22 AM Mile 5 7:00 AM 8:17 AM 8:23 AM 8:26 AM 8:25 AM 8:30 AM 8:34 AM 8:41 AM 8:48 AM 8:56 AM 9:04 AM 9:11 AM 9:16 AM 9:23 AM 9:29 AM 9:34 AM 9:40 AM 8:36 AM 8:41 AM 8:49 AM 8:58 AM 9:06 AM 9:15 AM 9:23 AM 9:30 AM 9:38 AM 8:42 AM 8:48 AM 8:57 AM 9:07 AM 9:17 AM 9:27 AM 9:36 AM 9:44 AM 8:48 AM 8:54 AM 9:05 AM 9:16 AM 9:27 AM 9:38 AM 8:54 AM 9:01 AM 9:13 AM 9:25 AM 9:37 AM 9:00 AM 9:08 AM 9:21 AM 9:34 AM 9:48 AM 9:06 AM 9:15 AM 9:29 AM 9:43 AM 9:12 AM 9:22 AM 9:37 AM 9:18 AM 9:29 AM 9:45 AM Mile 6 7:00 AM 8:22 AM 8:27 AM 8:31 AM Mile 7 7:00 AM 8:26 AM 8:32 AM 8:36 AM Mile 8 7:00 AM 8:31 AM 8:37 AM 8:41 AM Mile 9 7:00 AM 8:35 AM 8:41 AM 8:46 AM Mile 10 7:00 AM 8:40 AM 8:46 AM 8:52 AM Mile 11 7:00 AM 8:44 AM 8:51 AM 8:57 AM Mile 12 7:00 AM 8:49 AM 8:55 AM 9:02 AM Mile 13 Finish Line 7:00 AM 8:53 AM 9:00 AM 9:07 AM 4:00 AM 8:54 AM 9:01 AM 9:08 AM 8:24 AM 9:19 AM 9:30 AM 9:46 AM 10:03 AM 10:20 AM 10:37 AM 10:53 AM 11:08 AM 11:24 AM 11:39 AM 11:54 AM 12:09 PM 5:00 PM 4:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:55 AM 7:59 AM 8:04 AM 8:08 AM 8:00 AM 8:04 AM 8:09 AM 8:13 AM 8:00 AM 8:05 AM 8:10 AM 8:15 AM 8:00 AM 8:05 AM 8:10 AM 8:15 AM 8:00 AM 8:06 AM 8:12 AM 8:18 AM 8:00 AM 8:06 AM 8:13 AM 8:20 AM 8:01 AM 8:09 AM 8:17 AM 8:25 AM 8:03 AM 8:12 AM 8:21 AM 8:30 AM 8:05 AM 8:15 AM 8:25 AM 8:35 AM 8:07 AM 8:18 AM 8:29 AM 8:41 AM 8:08 AM 8:20 AM 8:33 AM 8:45 AM 8:08 AM 8:21 AM 8:35 AM 8:49 AM 8:09 AM 8:23 AM 8:38 AM 8:53 AM 8:09 AM 8:25 AM 8:41 AM 8:57 AM 8:09 AM 8:26 AM 8:43 AM 9:00 AM 8:09 AM 8:27 AM 8:45 AM 9:04 AM EVENT GUIDE PACE CHART 12 9:53 AM 10:02 AM 9:58 AM 10:08 AM 10:19 AM 9:50 AM 10:01 AM 10:12 AM 10:24 AM 10:35 AM 9:48 AM 10:01 AM 10:14 AM 10:26 AM 10:39 AM 10:51 AM 9:58 AM 10:11 AM 10:25 AM 10:39 AM 10:53 AM 11:07 AM 11:21 AM 11:35 AM 11:06 AM 11:22 AM 11:37 AM 11:52 AM 9:53 AM 10:08 AM 10:22 AM 10:37 AM 10:52 AM 11:05 AM 11:18 AM 11:30 AM 9:45 AM 10:01 AM 10:17 AM 10:33 AM 10:49 AM 9:52 AM 10:09 AM 10:26 AM 10:43 AM 9:59 AM 10:17 AM 10:35 AM 10:54 AM 11:00 AM 11:15 AM 11:45 AM 11:00 AM 11:12 AM 11:49 AM 12:07 PM 2:00 PM 8:45 AM 9:15 AM 9:45 AM 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 11:45 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM * Due to the wave start these start and mile times are approximate A GOOD RUN MEANS MORE THAN LOGGING MILES EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 SPORTS AUTHORITY IS THE OFFICIAL SPORTING GOODS RETAILER OF 13 Track Your Runner � Find your runner's pace and projected finish time using the pace chart provided on page 12. � Sign up for the Competitor Wireless Runner Tracking text messaging service at www.competitorwireless.com Walk or Ride to the Start/ Finish Line � There will be NO shuttle services provided. If you are staying downtown, the start and finish lines are in close proximity to downtown hotels. � If you are traveling from outside of downtown, take the VTA light rail to the race (exit at Convention Center or Children's Discovery Museum) or VTA Bus Lines 22, 63, 68 or 522 to the race. Visit www.vta.org for more information. EVENT GUIDE SPECTATOR TIPS 14 Plan Your Family Reunion � Confirm a post-race reunion plan BEFORE the race begins! � Plan to meet up in the Family Reunion Area located in Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Large alphabetical signs will be prominently displayed. Pick a letter and make sure that everyone in your party knows to meet at that letter. Spectator Parking Options � The finish line is located off Park Avenue near Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Spectators can park nearby in downtown lots and walk to the finish line. Many downtown lots have free parking Sundays and street parking is free. � Allow time for delays if traveling by car or public transportation due to road closures and race day traffic. � Event parking is best accessed from California State Freeway 87. From Northbound 87 do not attempt to exit at Santa Clara Street; the ramp will be closed from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. on race day. Suggested Spectator Spots � Start line (West Santa Clara Street and Almaden Boulevard) � Mile 4 (Near San Pedro and St. James) � Finish Line (Plaza de Cesar Chavez) EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 brilliantly. Maui Jim The official eyewear of the Rock `n' Roll Marathon Series rock Stop by the Maui Jim booth and try on a pair of Maui Jims to receive a FREE sunglass strap! 15 EVENT GUIDE 16 PARKING & TRANSPORTATION DROP OFF AND RACE DAY > PARKING, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THE START LINE Santa Clara Street and Almaden Avenue in downtown San Jose The race starts and finishes within blocks of downtown San Jose. There will be NO shuttle services provided for runners or spectators. PARKING Downtown parking is plentiful and typically free in downtown San Jose. Participants can park at the HP Pavilion lot for free on race day. HP Pavilion Parking Lot PARTICIPANTS ONLY 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA For a list of additional downtown parking options in San Jose, visit the race website www. runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-jose.Click on "Event Details" then "Transportation." PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Take public transportation or carpool to minimize vehicular traffic on race morning. From surrounding Silicon Valley Area: Take VTA light rail (exit at Convention Center or Children's Discovery Museum) or VTA Bus Lines 22, 63, 68 or 522 From San Francisco County: Take Cal Train to get to San Jose From Sacramento County: Use Capitol Corridor 547 Train, Sacramento to San Jose RUNNER DROP-OFF LOCATIONS Participants can be dropped off from numerous locations south of San Carlos Street and walk a few blocks north to the start line. Suggested intersections include: � Almaden Boulevard and San Carlos Street � San Carlos Street and South 1st Street � San Carlos Street and South Market Street } For directions and more information on parking, visit the event website at sanjose.competitor.com and click on Event Details. EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 17 EVENT GUIDE MINI MARATHON 18 The Mini Marathon is a great way to introduce friends and family members to the Rock `n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon Experience, without making them run 13.1 miles! Experience the Rock `n' Roll Fun in a 5-Mile Run! Introducing the San Jose Mini Marathon We want EVERYONE to have the opportunity to enjoy the party and perks of what the Rock `n' Roll Marathon Series has to offer, so we have implemented a Mini Marathon in San Jose! Participants share parts of the course with our Half Marathoners, enjoying the Start Line, Finish Line, cheer teams, course bands, and hydration stations. Get your spectators involved and sign them up for the Mini Marathon! They can run or walk, and then meet you at the Finish Line Festival. It's a great way to enjoy all the race day benefits, together! EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 19 EVENT GUIDE HEADLINER CONCERT 20 Headliner Concert Featuring GET READY TO ROCK! Matt Nathanson Since picking up a guitar at the age of 6, Matt found his passion and has enticed everyone who has listened. He has built an incredibly loyal fan base due to extensive touring filled with captivating performances. His blend of introspective folk-rock music and standup comedy provide a unique yet entertaining experience. During his time in college in Claremont, Calif., Matt recorded his first album, "Please," in 1993. He went on to record several other albums over the next decade, with many of his songs featured on network TV shows such as "Scrubs," "Tarzan" and "One Tree Hill." His eighth album, "Some Mad Hope," was his most popular to date, and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 60. It would remain on the charts for 34 weeks, thanks to several hit songs that put his name and album on the map. His song "Come On Get Higher" went platinum with 1.3 million single sales, and peaked at No. 3 on Mainstream AC. His most recent album, "Modern Love," released in June 2011, has received similar acclaim from fans, debuting at No. 17. He opened for the 2012 Kelly Clarkson tour, in-between a solo tour, and even provided a serenade on ABC's hit show "The Bachelor." "It's a powerful record. We modeled its production and sound after those great 80s records; when you listen to them, they sound timeless, as if they are from the future. That was the idea behind the record, that the song is the beating heart and the production hangs on it," Matt says. Celebrate the completion of the Half and Mini Marathons with family, friends, fans, and Matt Nathanson as he welcomes and congratulates the runners with a rockin' headliner concert! EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 21 Tip of the Top Who says the good old days of the blues are over? Tip of the Top is a San Francisco Bay Area band that has taken the blues scene by storm since 2009. The band's musical style is reminiscent of the 1950s and their live show delivers all the primitive pulsating rhythms, repetitive chord changes and gritty amplification that defines early American Rock `n' Roll. But these bluesmen are not mere imitators. They feel this music to their core. They represent it with 100% authentic personal expression and deliver it with emotionally charged energy. EVENT GUIDE COURSE BANDS 22 Rory Seldon with InnerSession Rory Seldon with InnerSession is a Los Angelesbased soul, funk and R&B band that always captivates the crowd and has everyone dancing on their feet once the show starts. The band consists of seven very talented and professional musicians that truly take their craft to the next level. This band is very unique in its sound with a variety of instruments, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, congas and percussion along with three vocalists. Rory Seldon, who is on keyboards and vocals, is the founder of this group and has been in the music industry of over 20 years. Alluette Alluette, a four-some from very different musical backgrounds, was formed four years ago. The band consistently plays shows all over the East San Francisco Bay Area and its instrumentation is very eclectic with sounds of blues, funk and hip-hop mixed with hard Rock and plenty of surprises. Each member brings plenty of great ideas for new material they are constantly creating. The band just released its first album, "Get Some," and is currently working on another album and is setting up shows for a small tour. EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 MOVINGCOMFORT.COM 23 SITE LOCATION BAND START END EVENT GUIDE COURSE BANDS LIST 24 B01 B02 B03 B04 B05 B06 B07 B08 B09 B09 B10 B10 DJ B11 B11 B12 B12 B13 B13 B14 B14 B15 B15 San Jose City Hall Plaza 11th & Jackson St / In the street on northwest corner Chris' Service Center / 4th St. & Taylor St. Santa Clara County Credit Union / 2nd St. & Heading St. San Pedro & Basset St / In Street on northwest Corner HP Pavilion / Plaza on Santa Clara Btw Autumn & Montgomery Farmers Ins. / 1654 The Alameda St. In Grass Median on University Ave at Dana Ave Newhall St & Bascom Ave (Washington) Newhall St & Bascom Ave (Washington) Cory School / Monroe St. & Kenwood Ave. Cory School / Monroe St. & Kenwood Ave. San Jose Municiple Rose Garden / Emory & Garden Lincoln High School / Dana Ave. & Brooklyn Ave. Lincoln High School / Dana Ave. & Brooklyn Ave. Herbert Hoover High School / Park Ave. & Naglee Ave. Herbert Hoover High School / Park Ave. & Naglee Ave. YMCA / 1717 The Alameda YMCA / 1717 The Alameda Babes Auto / The Alameda & Wilson Ave. Babes Auto / The Alameda & Wilson Ave. Almaden & San Fernando St. / In Street on Southwest Corner Almaden & San Fernando St. / In Street on Southwest Corner Independence High School David Brookings & The Average Lookings Neverwonder Alluette (is a Pisces) Gravity Hill (Formerly Awesome Sauce) SixString VitalSign TBD Pullman Standard Streetside Vinyl Rockin Blues Express The Amy Gass Band Tony DJ Noble Cardoso Metal Etch TBD Hoover Middle School Hoover Middle School Long Train Runnin South 46 Band METAL SHOP Stealing 3rd Band Rory Seldon with InnerSession Tip of the Top 8:00 AM 8:05 AM 8:10 AM 8:10 AM 8:15 AM 8:20 AM 8:25 AM 8:30 AM 8:35 AM 8:25 AM 8:45 AM 9:00 AM 9:10 AM 9:25 AM 9:45 AM 10:05 AM 10:20 AM 10:40 AM 8:40 AM 10:50 AM 8:45 AM 8:45 AM 11:05 AM 11:15 AM 8:50 AM 11:50 AM 8:55 AM 11:45 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 8:15 AM 12:15 PM *ALL BANDS AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 ...is r! e n t r a p ing n i a r t r u yo 25 EVENT GUIDE 26 ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 TM REFUEL WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Endurance athletes, trainers and sports nutrition experts all know the importance of an athlete's after. Every athlete has his or her own after-workout or after-competition ritual, and your After can make a dramatic difference in how you feel and how you perform during your next tough workout. That's why athletes � from the most elite to the everyday � turn to lowfat chocolate milk as part of their recovery routine. Chocolate milk has what athletes need to recover after a hard workout, including: � A natural source of high-quality protein to build and repair lean muscle. � The right carb-to-protein ratio scienti cally shown to refuel exhausted muscles. � Fluids and electrolytes � including calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium � to help replenish what's lost in sweat. GET SPONSORED If you're a passionate athlete who grabs lowfat chocolate milk as part of your After, submit a video and get your friends and fans to vote for you to secure a spot on Team REFUEL. Explain what makes up your personal after-workout ritual � and the role chocolate milk plays in it � and you could score: � $500 sponsorship � Top notch Team REFUEL training gear � Chance to compete for Team REFUEL at the 2013 Rock `n' Roll Edinburgh or Madrid Marathon & 1/2 � Chance to star in a national "got chocolate milk?TM" ad $1 will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation for each vote. You've made lowfat chocolate milk part of your After. Represent it by submitting a video at Rock `n' Roll event expos or online today! Read the science, submit a video and check out elite athlete training videos at gotchocolatemilk.com. �Mirinda Carfrae, 2010 Ironman World Champion gotchocolatemilk gotchocomilk EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 27 EVENT GUIDE DESTINATION SAN JOSE 28 DESTINATION SAN JOSE San Jose, "The Gateway to the Bay", is now the 10th largest city in the United States. Don't let that lead you to believe they are the "L.A. North". Despite intense urbanization, San Jose is a leader in city-sustainability, thanks in part to its housing of some of the world's most cutting-edge tech firms. Accessibility is the name of the game, and San Jose is the star player. Put the various public transportation methods to use, or just set out for a walk and explore these sights, sounds, and tastes that San Jose has to offer! � California's first state capitol building was originally in San Jose, just steps from where the finish line concert will take place. � San Jose is the No. 1 recycler among the nation's largest cities. � Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose is home to the world's largest Monopoly board game. Spanning 930 square feet, it monopolizes quite a bit of its own real estate. � San Jose's Lake Cunningham Skate Park holds the title for California's larest skate park. � Raging Waters San Jose is Northern California's largest water park. Second to None in More than just Technology San Jose, Calif., leads the charge in more than just technology. The city holds many "biggest," "best" and "first" titles that put San Jose on the map for more than just housing many of the world's top digital and tech companies. Enjoy some of San Jose interesting distinctions: For Those Who Crave the Outdoors and Recreation If outdoor adventure is your niche, you have come to the right place. San Jose's temperate climate coupled with an abundance of parks, pools, natural hiking trails and sporting activities, make San Jose a hot spot for any outdoor recreation enthusiast. Check out some of our favorite recreation activities in San Jose: Golf Sharpen your golf swing in one of San Jose's twodozen golf courses. With 300 days of sunshine year-round there is no shortage of opportunities to play a round! Parks Spend the day exploring one of San Jose's 200 parks! At Discovery Meadow you can buy property, ride the railroad, take a chance and go to jail all in one afternoon when you play on the world's largest Monopoly board. For the animal lovers, check out the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo. While you are there ride an eagle, dolphin or tiger on the animal-themed carousal. Stay cool at Northern California's largest water park, Raging Waters San Jose. new restaurants for a bite to eat or enjoy a thirst quenching happy-hour drink. Zero1 Biennial Art Festival This fusion of art, science, design, architecture and technology is causing a stir in artistic circles across the globe. The exhibit is open from September to December at the Zero1 Garage. EVENT GUIDE For the Winos and Foodies at Heart Fuel up for the race at one of our favorite San Jose restaurants. Whether you enjoy savory fine dining, spicy challenges or local favorites, San Jose will satisfy your cravings. Mountain Winery Just a short drive from downtown San Jose is Mountain Winery where you can taste world-class wine, enjoy fine dining and catch a show at the outdoor amphitheatre, all in one night! Smoke Eaters If heat is what you crave, check out Smoke Eaters. Featured on the Travel Channel's hit TV show, "Man vs. Food," for its Hellfire Challenge, this hotspot is famous for some of the world's hottest chicken wings. Do you have what it takes to take on the "five minute afterburn?" Original Joe's Original Joe's is a San Jose staple that has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a San Franciscan flair since 1956. With its generous portions and a menu that ranges from omelets and American comfort food to seafood and Italian, Original Joe's will satisfy even the hungriest visitor. ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 Entertainment Looking for some pre- or post-race entertainment? Whether you like history, thrills, art, sports, theater or shopping, you can get your kicks in San Jose. Below are a few of our favorite San Jose stops. Winchester Mystery House Take a tour of the third most haunted house in the U.S.--The Winchester Mystery House. This peculiar mansion has stairs that go nowhere, doors that open into walls and windows that see no light. Why did Sarah Winchester build 24 hours a day, seven days a week for over 38 years straight? Find out on the tour! Santana Row Shopaholics won't want to skip Santana Row. Shop till you drop, then stop by one of the swanky 29 put on a show you will never forget. EVENT GUIDE 30 RACE WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Though the bands on the course and Matt Nathanson headliner will make for an amazing festival on Sunday, there are a handful of other events throughout the weekend to suit your entertainment fancy. Here are a few you might see some of us at- now go out and enjoy! ART Zero1 Biennial Festival: September-December at Zero1 Garage One of the biggest art and technology festivals in the world, Zero1 features 100 new media artists, engineers and filmmakers exploring the theme Seeking Silicon Valley. COMEDY Anthony Jeselnik: Oct. 4-6 at Improv Comedy Club Most famous for his Comedy Central Roasts of Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen, Jeselnik has quickly become one of the "baddest" acts in the comedy scene. George Lopez: Oct. 6 at the San Jose Civic--8 p.m. A multi-talented entertainer, Lopez's comedic outlook on race and ethnic relations will give you the best ab workout--nonstop laughter. MUSIC Madonna: Oct. 6 and 7 at the HP Pavillion--8:00 p.m. The best-selling female recording artist in history has not lost a step in her ability to put on a pop-performance for the ages. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Oct. 6 at Mountain Winery--7:30 p.m. Southern hard rock at its absolute finest, the raging guitars and killer classics will CULTURAL Spirit of Japantown Festival: Oct. 6 at N. 5th Street and Jackson Street--10 a.m.-5p.m. One of the last three major Japantowns remaining in the U.S., this festival features free entertainment, food booths, cultural exhibits and more! EVENT GUIDE ith us! w e n i l h finis Cross the ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 Maroon 5 Katy Perry Rihanna Train Adele 31 Whether you are looking for a good weekend warm-up jog, a daytime family hangout, or just great views of San Jose, here are a few trails we recommend. These trails will show you the beauty of San Jose, both its forests and lakes and modern urban architecture. Stay loose and relaxed on race weekend, and enjoy the sights of San Jose while doing so! the banks of the Guadalupe River. You can enjoy a fresh sea breeze on the north side, and the cool scenery of urban engineering closer to downtown. A great escape for training and a marvel that such a long trail exists in the heart of the city! EVENT GUIDE RUNNING SPOTS 32 Coyote Creek Trail A log trail winding from San Jose to Morgan Hill, Calif., Coyote Creek is great for a training run as the lake offers beautiful scenery, wildlife, and beaches for quick water breaks. A peaceful get away before a loud, rockin' race day! Los Gatos Creek Trail The South Bay's most popular trail consists of an 11-mile system offering an exciting journey of side trips and points of interest. It extends from Lexington Dam in the lower Santa Cruz Mountains and meanders through Los Gatos, Calif., Campbell, Calif., and San Jose, Calif. This trail is an awesome display of nature in close proximity to urban culture. Rancho San Antonio Trail West of San Jose is Los Altos, Calif.; this is great spot to jog and relax to beautiful views of the whole South Bay. With a variety of trails to suit whatever your workout needs may be. Parking is limited, so early birds get the worms, and a great sweat to kick start your morning! Guadalupe River Trail Great if you are near downtown San Jose, this trail runs 11-miles along EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 Team In Training: the people who run, walk, swim and cycle to save lives. Certified coaches will get you ready for a full or half marathon, century ride, triathlon or hike adventure, while you raise funds for cancer research. Join the Team. Psyched to make a di erence. Rachel Pfisterer TNT Participant Photo by Nigel Parry/CPi www.teamintraining.org 800.482.TEAM 33 EVENT GUIDE RESPECT THE DISTANCE 34 For many of you, this will be your first marathon or half marathon. Whether this is your first or fiftieth race, congratulations on your commitment to fitness and a healthy lifestyle! Whether you choose to run, walk or just rock, the following tips will help to ensure you have a fun and safe Rock `n' Roll experience. ADVICE FROM THE ROCK 'N' ROLL MEDICAL DIRECTOR, P.Z. PEARCE, M.D. TRAIN It's too late to start now, but you need to respect the distance you've chosen to walk or run. There are many different training programs available to you. Be sure you chose one that had you complete at least 2/3 of the race distance several times during your training period. If not, slow down and participate at a comfortable pace. 1 2 3 4 HYDRATE If you have not calculated your fluid needs for this race, there are two strategies which will ensure you don't under or over-hydrate. The easiest is to only drink when you are thirsty. If you want to be a little more scientific, limit fluid intake to 4-8 oz of sports drink every 20 minutes For more information on hydration strategies, please visit our website.. SALT Losing salt through sweating and complex hormone changes during exercise can result in lowering your serum [blood] sodium level. This will not only affect your performance, it may lead to muscle cramping, headache, dizziness and confusion. Have some sports drink along the course to quench your thirst, or follow your pre-planned schedule. PLEASE Fill out the medical information section on the back of your bib number. While serious medical problems are quite rare, knowing any medical problems you have, medications you are taking or allergies to medications is extremely helpful to our Medical Volunteers. Our goal is to treat all of our athletes like Rock Stars! If you have questions, please visit RNRSportsMedicine.com, stop by the Rock `n' Roll Sports Medicine Team booth at the Expo or visit one of our Medical Tents on race day. We would be happy to assist you. Have fun, be smart, and stay within your limits. In other words, Rock On... Official Sponsor of Smoothie See you at EVENT GUIDE Create Healthy Habits with Jamba Juice�� Visit jambajuice.com for your local store today! the finish line! Become a Jamba Insider! Scan the berry for news & special offers! ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 smoothies LESS THAN 250 CALORIES IN A SIXTEEN SIZE full servings of fruits and veggies 35 21:00-10:00 � Keep carbo-loading EVENT GUIDE RACE DAY CHECKLIST 36 Maintain your high-carb diet throughout the last day before you race. Choose familiar foods that have always worked well for your body in the past. Now is not the time to experiment. 20:00 � Get your gear together Take some time to get all of your gear together; create a race gear checklist that you use for every race. 18:00 � Plan for race morning -By Matt Fittzgerald The final two days before a race are very important. Follow this checklist to ensure that you get the most out of the hard training you've done. Make a concrete plan for race morning that includes a wake-up time and a route to the race venue 3:00 � Wake up early Set an early alarm to give your body plenty of time to get up to speed. Try to climb out of bed at least three hours before the start horn blasts. 48:00 � Do a short, fast workout 47:00 � Start carbo-loading 2:45 � Eat your pre-race meal For example, run three miles easy, then run 6 x 30-second relaxed sprints. Be sure to consume high-carb foods and beverages at every meal. It is important to wake up in plenty of time to consume and digest a high-carb pre-race breakfast three hours before your race start. 2:15 � Make sure your gear is ready 31:00 � Get a good night's sleep Getting adequate sleep is critical the final days before a big race. Go through your gear checklist one last time. Be sure not to forget the small essentials such as sunscreen and your race number. 0:30 � Warm up thoroughly 22:00 � Do a short, easy workout It relieves mental and physical tension and keeps the body primed for performance. Start your warm-up about half an hour before your race start. Begin with easy jogging, then do some dynamic stretches such as walking lunges and arm circles. San Jose has never seen anything like this. To celebrate the year of the dragon, P.F. Chang's has entered a 43-foot dragon into this year's Rock `n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon! EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 BEAT THE P .F. CHANG'S RUNNING DRAGON TO THE FINISH LINE We have to warn you, he is a seasoned veteran after completing the P.F. Chang's Rock `n' Roll Arizona Half Marathon, St. Jude Country Music Nashville Half Marathon, Rock `n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon, XSport Fitness Rock `n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and Rock `n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. So, we hope you've kept up with your training! If you beat the P.F. Chang's Running Dragon in the Rock `n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon, you will get a coupon good for an order of P.F. Chang's famous Lettuce Wraps. And if that's not incentive enough to beat the dragon � just remember, you don't want to be near him if he starts breathing fire! The P.F. Chang's Running Dragon is made up of several parts. The 43-foot dragon costume was flown in from China specifically to be the P.F. Chang's Running Dragon at eight select Rock `n' Roll races this year. The Rock `n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon P.F. Chang's Running Dragon will be comprised of 10 local runners who are excited to bring something new to the course! So, go ahead and make your post-race reservations to celebrate at P.F. Chang's now. Just visit their website at www.pfchangs.com/reservations. YOUR CHALLENGE: 37 EVENT GUIDE 38 ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 14,000+ Participants = 1,000 Volunteers Needed More feet in the streets require more helping hands from the fans. If your friends or family are coming out to watch you run or walk, tell them to support you and join the Race Crew! Volunteer opportunities span Thursday through Sunday of race week; both individuals and groups of all sizes are welcome. For more information, stop by Volunteer Check-In for information on available shifts. Spread the word and help us rock San Jose! Join the Race Crew! Well done! The Fairmont San Jose would like to congratulate you on completing the marathon! Why not reward yourself after the event at the "Rock and Roll Bloody Mary Bar" in our newly renovated Lobby Lounge, featuring live music and innovative cocktails from 10am � 1pm on Sunday, October 7th. Experience a new twist on a classic! For more information, call 408 998 1900. Revolutionize your breakfast! EVENT GUIDE Scan this QR code to learn more & get a coupon o er! EVENT GUIDE Energize your life with our new gluten free superfood! ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 Qi'aTM combines three ancient seeds & grains (chia, hemp, and buckwheat) in a delicious new way that can be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal or added as a gluten free nutritional boost to yogurt, smoothies, salads, oatmeal, soups, mu ns - you name it! Just two tablespoons is enough to fill you up and keep you going. No added sugar or salt, it's organic, vegan, non GMO, high protein and boasts Omega 3's - the benefits just keep adding up. Viva la revolution! 39 SPORTS AUTHORITY ROCK `N' ROLL DENVER | 2012 ROCK &`N' MUD CHALLENGE 1/2 MARATHON EVENT GUIDE MARATHON ROCK 'N' MUD CHALLENGE For the first time in San Jose, we put out a challenge to see who were the kings and queens of fitness in the area. Many stepped up to the plate, and registered for BOTH Columbia Muddy Buddy San Jose (9/30) and the Rock `n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon or Mini Marathon. Rock `n' Mud Challengers climbed, crawled, rumbled and stumbled their way through the Muddy Buddy course at Joseph D. Grant Regional Park last weekend. Now, with little time to recover physically, they will take it to the streets on Sunday with mud still under their fingernails and in-between their toes. Challengers reaped several rewards for their efforts, besides peak physical shape, muddy memories, and sweaty smiles: �ColumbiaMuddyBuddyHat �ExtraRedHookbeeratthe Muddy Buddy Finish Line �RecoverylunchattheRock `n' Roll San Jose Finish Line Festival If you missed out this year, do not fear, for we will see if you are up for the challenge again in 2013. Sign up early to commit yourself and to save money! Best of luck to our 2012 Rock `n' Mud Challengers and congratulations on your performances over the past two weekends- you are all studs! Prostate Cancer Foundation 40 benefiting the TM EVENT GUIDE ROCK `N' ROLL SAN JOSETM HALF MARATHON | 2012 An award-winning environment. At Adobe, that's life. � 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe and the Adobe logo are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other counties. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 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