Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Run


By Seth Combs

(Published in the June 2010 issue)

Sure, we have the weather and the wherewithal, but leave it to San Diego to put its own spin on an otherwise mundane 26.2-mile race. The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon isn’t just for runners and their familial cheer squad. There will be 26 stages of entertainment throughout the course on Sunday, June 6, featuring local bands like The Bigfellas, 34 Below and Bedford Grove, as well as a post-race concert and festival with famous swing group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy rocking the finish line stage at SeaWorld.

“It’s cool to be a motivating part of the race and help these people who are running for charity,” says Long Live Logos frontman Daniel Castro, whose band will be playing to help inspire the runners to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “We’re going to be playing our upbeat songs for sure.”

And while the bands may not break out their own versions of “Chariots of Fire,” they should be just as motivational. There will also be an exclusive, carb-heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll kickoff party at SeaWorld for marathon runners on the night of Friday, June 4.

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