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Welcome to the one 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 6 Course Map 8 Start Line Map 9 Finish Line Map 10 Pace Chart 12 Spectator Tips 14 Parking & Transportation 16 ING KiDS ROCK 18 35th Anniversary History 20 Course Bands WRITERS: Allison Humbert, Erica Wood PHOTOGRAPHERS: Lester Cacho GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT: Bridget Durkin

26 Destination Philadelphia 28 Race Weekend Events 30 Respect the Distance 32 Race Day Checklist 34 Join the Race Crew 35 Official Charities 36 Thank You Sponsors

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Thursday, September 13 ING kiDS ROCk PHILADELPHIA belmont Plateau 10:30 a.m.

Friday, September 14 HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO Philadelphia Convention Center, Hall F 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 15 HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO Philadelphia Convention Center, Hall F 1101 Arch St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Expo admission is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, September 16 HALF mARATHON START LINE benjamin Franklin Parkway, near 22nd Street 8 a.m. FINISH LINE FESTIVAL Eakins Oval, Fairmount Park 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Lima Bean Riot 11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Awards Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Headliner Act *Timeline subject to change

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Official race results will be posted online at competitor.com by 7:00 pm Pacific Time.


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1:45 ** Pace - 8:01*** / Mile 2:00 ** Pace - 9:10*** / Mile 2:15 ** Pace - 10:18*** / Mile 2:30 ** Pace - 11:27*** / Mile 2:45 ** Pace - 12:36*** / Mile 3:00 ** Pace - 13:44*** / Mile 3:15 ** Pace - 14:53*** / Mile 3:30 ** Pace - 16:02*** / Mile 3:45 ** Pace - 17:11*** / Mile

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Spectator Tips TRACk YOUR RUNNER Sign up for the runner tracking text messaging service at runnertracking. com for an accurate way to track up to five runners. WALk TO THE START/FINISH LINE The race starts and finishes at Eakins Oval, which is within walking distance from many downtown hotels. PAID PARkING The start and finish line located at Eakins Oval is within walking distance from many downtown garages. Please refer to the parking information flyer for more information. USE SEPTA There are two subway lines to City Hall, which is just one mile from the start and finish line. The Market/Frankfort Line (Blue Line) runs east and west. Take this line to the 15th Street/City Hall stops. The Broad Street (Orange Line) runs north and south. Take this line to the Race/Vine stop or the City Hall stop. Visit septa.org or call (215) 580-7800 bY TRAIN Amtrak provides extensive service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (30th Street and Market Street). For schedules and fares, contact Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or amtrak.com.

PLAN YOUR FAmILY REUNION Confirm a post-race reunion plan BEFORE the race begins! Plan to meet up in the family reunion area. Large alphabetical signs will be posted in the family reunion area at the finish line festival. Pick a letter and make sure everyone in your party knows to meet at that letter. START LINE Benjamin Franklin Parkway, near 22nd Street Wave Start: 8 a.m. ALONG THE COURSE If you want to catch your runner and some ROCKIN’ live music, check out the band lineup on the event website for a list of recommended spectator spots. FINISH LINE Eakins Oval, Fairmount Park Finish Line Festival: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FINISH LINE CONCERT 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Lima Bean Riot 11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Awards Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Headliner Act For more information, please visit runrocknroll.competitor.com/philadelphia, and click on event details.


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Parking Information PAID PARkING The start and finish line located at Eakins Oval is within walking distance from many downtown garages. Please refer to the parking and shuttle flyer for more information and a map of available downtown garages. SEPTA There are two subway lines that will bring you to City Hall, which is located just one mile from the start and finish line, and three blocks from the Convention Center. The Market / Frankford (Blue) Line runs east and west. Take this line to the 15th Street / City Hall stops. The Broad Street (Orange) Line runs north and south. Take this line to the Race / Vine stop or the City Hall stop. Visit septa.org or call (215) 580-7800. bY TRAIN Amtrak provides extensive service to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station on 30th Street and Market Street. For schedules and fares, contact Amtrak at (800) USA-RAIL or amtrak.com.

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Adults aren’t the only runners starring in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. Kids can rock and rule in their own race on Thursday, Sept. 13 at ING KiDS ROCK Philly! ING KiDS ROCK and ING Run For Something Better have partnered to fight childhood obesity and empower kids to achieve healthy lifestyles through the creation of the largest kids only running series in the country. ING and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series are excited to see kids reach their goals and celebrate their incredible achievement at the 2012 ING KiDS ROCK Philly! ROCkIN’ RACE REWARDS:  Cool T-shirt  Finisher’s Medal  Official ING RFSB Training Guide  Orange Laces  Goodie Bag RACE SCHEDULE Date: Thursday, Sept. 13 Time: Races start at 10:30 a.m. Location: Belmont Plateau Distance: One mile fun run

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Celebrating 35 Rockin’ Years

Like its host city, Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon is steeped in history. Entering its 35th year as the premier half marathon, the race continues the tradition of hosting elite and everyday athletes on its scenic and fast course through Philadelphia. Like any race, this event has seen a number of changes in its 35 year history, but there have been 35 constants through it all. Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia is proud to host the following runners for its 35th Anniversary. Congratulations on your accomplishment of running all 35 years! We look forward to seeing you at the start line. Howard Bernard

Prince Knight

Don Blender

Peter Longstreth

Lorraine Cephus

Chris Mason

Joshua Chong

Rory McManus

Vincent Cloud

John Meade

Stan Cooper

Timothy Meade

Michael Davis

Dennis Mellish

Nancy English

Robert Mulhearn

Mary Pat Ezzo

Gerald Mullen

Mark Fite

Michael Palladino

Frederick Fletcher Frank Rubino Bob Fortunato

ROBERT SUNDERLAND

Michael H Geiger

Glenn Tighe

GARY GORDON

Larry Waldman

Tina Johnson

George Welsch

David Kaslow

Al Worthington

Charles Kelly

David Gobel

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Course Band Bios Dayseam Dayseam is an independent alternative rock band from Philadelphia. Formed in early 2008, Dayseam’s incredible songwriting, guitar work, and killer vocals serve as a musical medium that translates reflection into a collective, organic encounter with awareness. Currently featured in Photopass Magazine as an “underdog artist to watch,” the band continues to lay the groundwork for a successful third studio album release. Ehsan Ahmad, lead guitarist, and Steve Mroozian, guitar and vocals, along with a revolving supporting cast, perform regularly at well renowned Philadelphia venues, including The Northstar Bar, The Hard Rock Café, and The Legendary Dobb’s.

First Highland Watch First Highland Watch is a bagpipe rock ‘n’ roll band out of Philadelphia. They have a unique sound unlike any other band of classic rock ‘n’ roll infused with bagpipes. Celtic music ramped up with rock ‘n’ roll really gets any crowd going. First Highland Watch covers Sabbath, Floyd, Aerosmith, Nugent, Dropkick Murphy’s, and plays some original tunes as well.

The Successful Failures The New Jersey Americana/indie-rock band, The Successful Failures, recently released their fourth full-length album, “Here I Am,” a 12 song barrage of roaring, kicking, indie rock fun. The 12 new songs penned by singer/guitarist Mick Chorba are about fallen Civil War heroes, shark attacks, Vikings, the rise of new world leaders, surviving the NJ Turnpike and other off-kilter subject matter the band has become known for. Chorba, along with band mates Ron Bechamps, Rob Martin and John Williams share a diverse love of all types of music from the Beatles to Cash, Hank Williams, The Clash, Ramones, Steve Earle, The Replacements, Nada Surf, Drive-by Truckers and the like. The band’s sound falls somewhere between the sound of groups such as Guided by Voices and The Shins mixed with the rock ‘n’ roll attitude of bands like the Supersuckers and Social Distortion.

Only on Weekends Only on Weekends is a serious band that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Drawing influences from bands such as The Get Up Kids and Jimmy Eat World, the band’s music is catchy and fun, while at the same time, heartfelt and meaningful. With themes of growing up and drifting apart from people that you used to hold closely, the songs on their latest EP, “Dig In,” are ones that anyone can relate to.


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National Constitution Center—Celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and see one of the rare original copies of the Constitution. Independence Hall—Take a look back at the history of our nation in Pennsylvania’s first State House where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the Constitution was written. Iconic Philadelphia Philadelphia Museum of Art—One of the largest art museums in the country, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is sure to astonish even the non-art lover. Check out the collection of more than 227,000 paintings, prints, drawings and decorative arts. While you are here be sure to snap a photo by the Rocky Balboa Statue and take the iconic trip up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as Rocky himself did. Love Park—Officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza and home to the famous sculpture, Love Park is a great place for a photo op and also the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat from one of Philadelphia’s food trucks. Indulge Reading Terminal Market—Stop by this extraordinary and historic farmers market where more than 100 merchants offer fresh produce, meat, ice cream, baked goods and diverse fare. Pick up some flowers and explore the eclectic mix of shops while you are here. Try a Philly Cheesesteak—You can’t leave Philadelphia without trying this city’s signature sandwich. Whether you choose Pat’s, Geno’s, Jim’s or any other local establishment, this steak and cheese sandwich will surely not disappoint.

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Relive History America’s Most Historical Square Mile The Liberty Bell Center—See the iconic symbol of American freedom and independence while exploring historic documents along with facts and myths surrounding the Bell.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Light Night Dusk-11 p.m., Longwood Gardens This special event is fun for the whole family! Bring your blankets as you gaze at the stars and the light installation by Bruce Munroe, which is on view until 11 p.m. Longwood Gardens is spread out over 1,077 acres, boasting magnificent gardens, rich history and heritage to explore. Visit their website (longwoodgardens.org) for admission information and directions. SATUR DAY, SEPT. 15 Constitution Week kick-Off Fair 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., National Constitution Center Join the National Constitution Center for a fair to kick off their weeklong celebration of the Constitution’s 225th anniversary! The daylong outdoor event will include outdoor performances, Colonial-era games, and much more fun for the whole family. There is an admission cost for the Center, but this outdoor special event is free to attend. Visit their website for more information: constitutioncenter. org/constitution-day SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Philadelphia Eagles vs. baltimore Ravens 1 p.m., Lincoln Financial Field Check out the Philadelphia Eagles as they take on the Baltimore Ravens in their first home game of the 2012 regular season! Visit philadelphiaeagles.com for ticket information.

mONDAY, SEPT. 17 Constitution’s 225th Anniversary Celebration 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m., National Constitution Center The United States Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787, and you have the opportunity to help celebrate its 225th anniversary. Enjoy a slice of cake and join in singing Happy Birthday and The StarSpangled Banner! There is an admission cost for the center, but this special event is free to attend. Visit their website for more information: constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day


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For many of you, this will be your first 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.

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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.

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…


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Race Day Checklist 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. —By Matt Fittzgerald

48:00 – Do a short, fast workout For example, run three miles easy, then run 6 x 30-second relaxed sprints. 47:00 – Start carbo-loading Be sure to consume high-carb foods and beverages at every meal. 31:00 – Get a good night’s sleep Getting adequate sleep is critical the final days before a big race. 22:00 – Do a short, easy workout It relieves mental and physical tension and keeps the body primed for performance. 21:00-10:00 – Keep carbo-loading 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 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.

2:15 – Make sure your gear is ready Go through your gear checklist one last time. Be sure not to forget the small essentials such as sunscreen and your race number.

2:45 – Eat your pre-race 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.

0:30 – Warm up thoroughly 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.


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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 difference.

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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 run 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 Philadelphia!


Team in Training Get more. Give more. Register Today! Completing an endurance sports event such as a marathon or half-marathon is one of life’s greatest experiences. And when you train with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, you make that experience an even greater accomplishment by not only changing your life, but also by helping cure cancer. Team in Training also gives you everything you need for success. In return, you’ll raise funds to help people with blood cancers live better, longer lives. Find out more about this exciting program and how you can really make a difference in the search for cancer cures. Visit teamintraining. org or call (800) 482-TEAM today.

ING Run For Something better – Orange Laces Nation Join our team and change children’s lives through fitness! All funds raised go toward free school-based running fitness programs across the country. more info: visit charity.active.com/orangelaces or e-mail fundraising@orangelaces.com. Children’s Tumor Foundation – NF Endurance The Children’s Tumor Foundation is the global leader in funding medical research to find effective treatments for neurofibromatosis (NF). more Info: Call (212) 344-6633 x251, e-mail nfendurance@ctf.org, or visit ctf.kintera.org/ NFEPhillyRNR2012 Racing to Register – Racing to increase the marrow donor registry Through endurance sports, RTR inspires individuals of all races and ethnicities to join the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. more info: Call (215) 292-5575, email racingtoregister@gmail.com, or visit racingtoregister.org

DetermiNation The Finish Line is Just the beginning! The DetermiNation program is the American Cancer Society’s nation of people at all levels of athletic ability who are determined to end cancer. This powerful and inspiring movement saves lives by enabling you to dedicate your training and participation in marathons to a lifesaving effort to fight a disease that has already taken too many lives. With every step taken and every mile conquered, you are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Find out more about how you can train with the American Cancer Society and help save lives. Visit us at acsdetermination.org call 215985-5360, or email dan.lavelle@cancer.org today.

Organization for Autism Research – RUN FOR AUTISm Join us and choose to be part of a group of committed individuals dedicated to raising funds for autism research. more info: Call (703) 243-9710 or visit researchautism.org Parent Project muscular Dystrophy – Run For Our Sons Join us in our mission to

improve treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for those affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. more info: visit parentprojectmd.org e-mail info@runforoursons.org or call (201) 944-9985 Dravet Syndrome Foundation – Steps Toward a Cure Race Series Join us to raise research funds for Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies, while providing support to affected families. more info: Call (203) 880-9456 or visit dravetfoundation.org Hope For The Warriors Our programs ensure the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet. more info: Call (202) 251-8224, e-mail jnowak@hopeforthewarriors.org, or visit hopefortheworriors.org masaai Rising Join us to save girls in Kenya from Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Early Marriages by funding their High School Education. more info: Call (215) 605-1748, e-mail info@ maasai-rising.org, or visit maasai-rising.org Travis manion Foundation – Team Travis The Travis Manion Foundation assists our nation’s veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. more info: Call (215) 348-9080, e-mail kristafoy@travismanion.com, or visit travismanion.com The James D’heron memorial Foundation – Team Jimmy D – Running for burn Survivors Our training team will run together to raise awareness to those who suffer every day from their burns. We are particularly committed to supporting child burn survivors, who will face a lifetime of dealing with the physical and mental strain of their burns. more info: Call (732) 803-5871 or visit jimmydfoundation.org

Cancer Patients Alliance – Pancreatica Walks and Runs 11-week training programs in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Each runner receives personal training and a free pair of shoes. more info: Call (215) 425-4687, e-mail breifsnyder@vo2marketing.com, or visit tofightcancer.com Ronald mcDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. more info: Call (215) 790-4354, e-mail info@ rmhcphilly.org or visit rmhcphilly.org Students Run PhillyStyle Students Run Philly Style is the only program in Philadelphia offering marathon training to help youth go farther in life. more info: Call (215) 985-2672, e-mail aadamson@nncc.us or visit studentsrunphilly.org William Way LGbT Community Center – WayGay RunWay William Way LGBT Center seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities. more info: Call (215) 732-2220, e-mail pblore@waygay.org or visit waygay.org Tug mcGraw Foundation – Team mcGraw Join in raising funds for pioneering brain tumor research, increase public awareness of brain cancer and improve quality of life. more info: visit teammcgraw.org, call (707) 9336445, or e-mail marathon@tugmcgraw.org. Accelerate brain Cancer Cure – Race Towards a Cure Join ABC2 as we Race Towards a Cure for brain cancer and help us raise important funds for life-saving research! more info: Call 202-419-3144, email reavey. burke@abc2.org or visit racetowardsacure.org

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