January 13, 2008
For the past five years Phoenix has held the P.F. Chang’s Rock â€˜n’ Roll Marathon that begins in Phoenix and ends in Tempe. Each year the event has gotten larger and larger. This year saw over 34,000 people enter to run either the 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 mile half-marathon. The event is part race and part party. There are musical bands along the route to serenade the participants as they run. This year bands such as One Foot in the Grave and the Screamin’ Javelinas rocked the runners on the marathon route. From all accounts this is one of the best organized marathons in the country.