Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose 5k and Half Marathon Remix Challenge Recap

I love being part of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Rock ‘n’ Blog team because I get to meet so many amazing people at these fun races.  Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose is my “home” race.  It is basically 15 minutes from my front door.  The courses are super flat and great if you are looking for a PR.  

rock n roll san jose 5kSaturday morning I ran the 5k.  The weather was perfect! The 5k started at 7:30am.

5k starting lineThe race starts a few, very small, blocks away from the finish line and finishes in the heart of downtown San Jose near the Tech Museum and Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park.

rock n roll marathon medalI wasn’t going for a PR, just to see some friends and have some fun.  I love that the Rock ‘n’ Roll race series have totally upped their medal game and it is totally on point.  The medals have all been fantastic. 

kids rock raceAfter the 5k on Saturday, Little Monkey ran the Kids Rock race and loved it.  More on that to come in a separate post, so stay tuned for that.  

half marathon starting lineThe half marathon on Sunday started at 8:00am, which I personally find a little late because it tends to be a lot sunnier than races that start at 6:00am, but can’t complain about a couple extra hours of sleep I guess. 😉 The course starts in downtown San Jose, a few blocks away from the finish, but at a different location than the 5k start.rock n roll inflatableYou run through downtown San Jose and over around the Rose Garden area.  Again, San Jose is almost as flat as it gets with the exception of a few small underpass hills.remix medalThe finish line is the same as the 5k, downtown San Jose near the Tech Museum and Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park.  For doing both the 5k and the half marathon I got the Remix Challenge medal as well.  Once again, I totally think the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series are kicking bum bum on the medal designs lately. I had a great time.  Everyone was super friendly and there were so many runners this year.  It is fun to see this race grow so much!  The nice part about this course is that the streets are so wide it never feels crowded. 

san jose medalLittle Monkey was super excited to be our Medal Monday picture with her Kids Rock race medal and my Remix Challenge medals.

medal displayI ran Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco back in April, I ran San Jose, and at the end of October I am running RnR LA, so I qualify for the super awesome Cali Combo medal.  This thing is amazing!  It is like as big as my head!

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Did you run Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose?