21st May 2013
Dubbed the most active city in America, by MensFitness.com, San Diego boasts an array of thrilling and out-of-the-box 5K’s and marathons each year. From glow-in-the-dark 5Ks to military-modeled mud runs, this city actively looks for an excuse to exercise!
On June 2nd, over 20,000 San Diegans will hit the streets to participate in one of the biggest running events of the year: the 16th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon. The 26 live bands that perform at every mile mark set this marathon apart from all others. From reggae to blues, participants will get to rock out while they work out!
Registration for the race includes:
- Scenic course highlighting San Diego’s famous sites, including Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District, Mission Bay Park and Sea World.
- Live, local bands along the course
- Spirited cheer squads lining the course
- Brooks technical participant shirt
- Official finisher certificates
- Finishers medal
- Swag bag
- Plentiful course support
- Free admission to the finish line festival and post race concert
- Free admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo
To top it off, all marathoners who participate are running for a great cause! The Rock ‘n Roll marathon supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a nonprofit that supports blood cancer research in providing treatments for patients in need. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon allows the LLS to create a Team in Training, in which runners raise money and group recognition while training for the event. The Rock n’ Roll Marathon website speaks of the great success these Teams in Training have had:“Since 1988, participants in the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training have raised over 1.3 billion dollars for treatments that are saving the lives of blood cancer patients today.”
After the run, reward yourself with a long, relaxing day on the beach and a comfortable bed at the Ocean Park Inn! Located just a few steps from the water, Ocean Park Inn is the perfect place to rest those sore muscles. With rooms still available, visit http://www.oceanparkinn.com/ or call the front desk at 800-231-7735 to reserve a spot today!
To register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon, visit: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego/register.
24th June 2011
Are you a music buff? Do you love all genres, from Classic Rock & Roll to Cajun Blues and from Motown to Contemporary Jazz? If you are sitting at your computer nodding “yes,” then you better get down to the beach this summer for La Jolla’s Concerts by the Sea!
These family-friendly–not to mention free–summer concerts are fun for locals and visitors of all ages. The events are held on Sundays in a gorgeous spot overlooking the La Jolla Coves, and offer a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s enjoyment.
Every year, the city of La Jolla hosts these musical performances that run for two straight months under the summer sun. The concerts are held shore-side in Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This year, “The Heroes” will kick off the season on July 10. This 7-member band is headed by the talents of two amazing female singers. This classic rock & roll band’s extensive song list includes everything from big band, swing and standards from the 30′s and 40′s, to today’s current hits, with oldies, Motown, rock & roll, and even a little funk mixed in.
Food vendors and beverage stands line the park and support the ongoing LaJolla concerts every summer. How does a hot dog and ice-cold soda sound? Or maybe some ice cream and popcorn for the kids? These events have it all! The concerts also bring together local restaurants and business that offer fantastic raffle prizes including gift certificates for local activities each week! So come enjoy a free afternoon concert on the shore and you could leave with a free gift certificate for additional fun activities during your stay in San Diego. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
For details and a complete list of performances during the 2011 season, visit www.ljconcertsbythesea.org.
12th May 2010
Want Italian Flavor; try the Taste of Little Italy
Are you a fan of Italy? Well, San Diego has a new venture for you on May 26, 2010 from 5-9 pm. The Taste of Italy will leave you filled and happy. Little Italy consists of the historic buildings, rich culture and passion for life. However, the best thing about Little Italy is the food.
We heard that almost every city in the world has a Little Italy; however San Diego has taken it to the next dimension by dedicating an entire neighborhood to that wonderful country. This makes it similar to the real place without the leaning tower and pick-pocketing children. Now back to the food, because Little Italy is diverse with its authentic collection of restaurants, it is tough to decide where to eat. The Taste of Little Italy will make this decision easy because you will stroll along the district streets to sample appetizers, desserts, entrees, and specialty drinks. There will be food from more than 25 of the top eateries around in the district. With the admission you will receive a culinary passport, which will allow you to get stamps at every restaurant in exchange for a featured item on their menu. Ocean Park Inn believes, this event is filled with fun places to eat and experience, so pack your bags and get ready to eat your heart out travelers. Not only will the food keep you entertained, but the live music is bound to keep you moving.
At the event there will be live performances by Regina Leonard, who has traveled from North Carolina to Greyhound Bus, through San Francisco, and south to San Diego where she began writing her own songs. She tells her story from struggle to survival. Experience the chord of truth with Regina’s music. Luis Max and Blue Moon will also be performing at the event, and his music comes straight from his heart. The music is influenced by his life growing up in Mexico. The music fuses Latin, Pop, Rock, Jazz and the Blues and it includes Latin rhythms and dynamic percussion.
There is music, food, and culture you do not want to miss at this event. The authenticity will bring you alive and the music will get you moving. Eat and dance the night away with this event in beautiful San Diego.