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Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Conshohocken Rock-n-Roll runner is an everyday hero

Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30 AM
When Conshohocken’s Kristen Palermo found out that a family member had multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects your central nervous system, she felt scared and helpless. She wanted to help her loved one, but didn’t know quite how to do it. In an effort to have some sort of control... Read more

Record-breaking morning for Deena Kastor at 2014 Philly Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:03 PM
Over 23,000 competitors left the starting gate at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon in Philadelphia this morning. At the end, however, there was little question that the day belonged to one woman. Deena Kastor set the World Record in the Women’s Masters division for the half-marathon... Read more

Bedan Karoki wins 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 9:17 AM
PHILADELPHIA - On a cool Sunday morning in Philadelphia, 23,000 runners took to the streets as part of the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. Bedan Karoki of Kenya won the 13.1 mile race with an unofficial time of 59:22. Averaging a 4:32 minute per mile pace, Karoki beat out fellow Kenyans Cybrian... Read more

Road closures for 2014 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
This Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon will be back in town along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Olympians, bands, cheerleaders and all types of running enthusiasts will be descending on the city. Here is what you need to know if you are heading down to... Read more

2 Olympians to compete in Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:30 AM
Philadelphia’s Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon now in its 37th year is a unique race that brings professional athletes including Olympians and World Championship winners together with the every day runner for a fun weekend of running and rock-n-roll. This year, Olympians Kara Goucher and Deena Kastor... Read more

Discounted entry fee for Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
Marathon season in Philadelphia kicks off on Sunday, September 21, when thousands of runners will lace up for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. Last year, the race sold out two weeks before runners took to the starting line. This year, with only a month to go, bibs are still... Read more

'Tomorrow Chaser' runs to support local charity for athletes with disabilties

Monday, September 16, 2013, 9:44 AM
One runner in Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon wasn’t concerned with getting off to a fast start. In fact, she’d agreed to start slower than anyone. As part of Transamerica’s Tomorrow Makers program, the designated “Tomorrow Chaser” in yesterday’s... Read more

Defending champion Stanley Biwott wins 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 9:58 AM
It's official: Stanley Biwott, the winner of last year's Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia, is also this year's top male finisher. Biwott's official time of 59:36 means he ran the fastest half marathon on U.S. soil this year and now holds the second fastest time in the half marathon's 36-year... Read more

Philly-area native named 'running concierge' for Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
At today’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, local product Chris Heuisler will make his debut as the official RunWestin Running Concierge for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. The position was offered through the event’s partnership with Westin Hotels and Resorts. Heuisler... Read more

Brian's Story: Training for my first half-marathon

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 6:00 AM
Sports Doc readers, my name is Brian Ferrie. I’m 37 years old, grew up in Cheltenham and now live in King of Prussia. Tomorrow I’ll run the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, my first-ever attempt to race 13.1 miles. I’m far from a novice runner. I started running... Read more
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Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Martin J. Kelley, PT, DPT, OCS Advanced Clinician at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepherd Penn Partners
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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