Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Announces Apple Pay is Now Available and the Preferred Method of Payment for all U.S. Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Events


Apple Pay improves the overall Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event experience providing further convenience for runners, family and friends


TAMPA, Fla. (February 11, 2020) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, a part of The IRONMAN Group, announced today Apple Pay is now available and is the preferred method of payment for all U.S-based Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events. Beginning at the 2020 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon,  runners, family and friends can enjoy the convenience of being able to make purchases with just their Apple Watch or iPhone at Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events throughout the weekend, from the Health & Fitness Expo all the way through the post-race Finish Line Festival.  
Participants in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series won’t have to worry about carrying cash or cards with them to the start line. With Apple Pay, they will now be able to utilize an Apple Watch or iPhone to make a purchase. Apple Pay is an easy, secure way to pay in stores, within apps, and online with an Apple device.
Apple Pay will be accepted at various locations throughout each Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event weekend, including within the Finish Line Festival, where food trucks that are on-site will be offering “happy hour” special pricing at certain points throughout the day.
“We are continuously working to improve and better our experience, and one way is by making Apple Pay our preferred method of payment,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, Managing Director of North America for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “Our goal is to provide a great experience for race participants, family and friends by giving them the ability to make a cashless transaction throughout the event weekend. We know many participants are already wearing their Apple Watch or carrying their iPhone. Now they'll be able to experience the sights and sounds of our events without having to carry unnecessary items on their run.”
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.