Music won’t stop for Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona marathon despite chances of rain

Tempe, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona’s 10K Marathon and Half Marathon are scheduled to start on Sunday morning, but there is a chance of rain, so should the music and running be finished? Rain or shine, the race continues increase.

Race director Justin Kahn said rock ‘n’ roll runs marathons all over the country and knows how to get around bad weather. Not a good thing to use equipment and instruments.

But Khan said organizers are taking precautions to ensure rocking and running. All the bands out on the course are already under the tent and covered, we’re just adding a little bit of protection on the sides,” Kahn said.

He added that the only thing that can pause a run is lightning. His team monitors the weather. If lightning strikes, the race will be paused and resumed when the weather improves. It is up to runners and bands to stop if they feel unsafe.

The 10K starts at 7:20am and the marathon and half marathon start at 7:50am. The starting line is outside his ASU Fulton Center on E. University Dr. in Tempe. Runners cross the finish line at Tempe Beach Park on the 80 West Rio Salado Parkway.

The marathon covers parts of Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Organizers say taking the highway is the best way to avoid the closure. Click here to see the race route.

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