Arizona kicked off the 2010 Rock 'n' Roll series in spectacular style with two of the biggest names in U.S. distance running history. They took to the roads in the "Valley of the Sun" for the seventh P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon. Olympians Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall made their 2010 racing debuts in the half-marathon where they each hold the U.S. record for the 13.1-mile distance. The dynamic duo led a top international field, featuring seven past champions from the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. More than 32,000 runners participated in the largest same day marathon and half-marathon in the United States.

The marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and themed water stations add inspiration to every mile as runners pass through the scenic cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. Average temperature was 40 F at the start and 65 F at the finish.

The beautiful desert scenery and local highlights kept runners inspired all the way to the finish line!

The marathon and half marathon courses are flat - perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels. The main events were supported by a kid's one mile fun run on Saturday 16th. Kids aged 4 - 11 were encouraged to enjoy the free, healthy snacks whilst running the one mile race. All finishers received a medal and goodie bag.

Website: http://arizona.competitor.com

Enter the next two events in the rock 'n' roll series by clicking on the links below:

New Orleans:

mardi-gras.competitor.com

Dallas:

dallas.competitor.com

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