One of the most popular races in Saratoga is coming up next month – you’ll want to register early before spots sell out! The annual Rock & Run at SPAC is not just a series of races, but also includes great prizes for top finishers, live music from over a dozen amazing local bands, and more.
Rock & Run Races, Costs & Times
The Rock & Run is taking place on the SPAC grounds on Sunday, May 21st.
Kids 50 Yard Dash: $5, 7:30am
5K: $25, 8am
10K: $35, 8am
Half-marathon: $50, 8am
The above prices are if you register by midnight on Tuesday, May 16th – after that date the prices increase to $10 for the 50 Yard Dash, $35 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K, and $60 for the half-marathon.
All proceeds raised at Rock & Run are going towards SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson program, an arts education initiative that allows 300 children each summer the opportunity to see a live performance of the New York City Ballet at SPAC.
Local groups you can see at the Rock & Run are: Cobsy Gibson (contemporary folk), Diz (rock, folk, blues, etc.), Immune Friction (rock, pop, grunge), Keller & Cannon (modern and classic country rock), Legendary Losers (rock), Missing Link (country and rock), Pony in the Pancake (afrobeat), reaLation (eclectic), The Long Bow Trio (70s-inspired bluesy garage rock), Paradox Saints (neo-psychedelic), OIO – Owls in Orbit (soulful), and Crush (nine-piece party band).
Even More Fun
For the very first time at Rock & Run there is going to be a Celebrity Cruises high-definition mobile cinema! This is a state-of-the-art cinema offering a 15-minute cinematic experience with a 3-D video of Celebrity’s newest class of ships in nearly 10 years. This mobile cinema tours across the country, stopping at outdoor festivals.
Others perks include: performance/moisture-wicking shirts for the first 750 pre-registered runners, tickets to SPAC’s Wine & Food festival for the top male and female finishers, tickets to SPAC’s classical performances for the top three male and female finishers in each category, and finisher awards for all children participating in the 50 Yard Dash.
There will also be the aforementioned live music at the post-race party, along with refreshments and kids activities.
“We invite families, runners, walkers, and those who just want to enjoy the outdoors and some great music, to join us at SPAC on May 21,” Elizabeth Sobol, President and CEO of SPAC, said in a statement. “This unique event highlights all the best elements of the SPAC experience – live performances, nature, community, and connection.”