Rock quartet ‘The Riptide Movement’ to headline 2017 Dublin rock ‘n’ roll half marathon finish concert
Dublin-based rock band The Riptide Movement will be greeting runners with a few tunes after they compete one of the most popular runs in the capital city later this year.
The ‘All Works Out’ singers will be performing at the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon finish line concert in Phoenix Park in August 13th.
The rock quartet will be performing to thousands of runners who will have made their way through Dublin’s streets as part of the free concert which is open to the public.
It’s been a busy year for the band, who are performing all over Europe, with more in store over the coming months, according to singer Mal Tuohy.
“It’s been an amazing two years since we released our third studio album ‘Getting through’ with so many highs to recall – from our first #1 Gold selling album, to touring the UK, Europe and Australia – it has really been an incredible journey for us,” he said.
This year’s races, which include five different runs, will take part on August 12th and 13th.
The half marathon passes some of Dublin’s most iconic landmark, such as Christ Church Cathedral, Brazen Head Pub and the Phoenix Park.
Registration is currently set for a limited time at €30 for the half marathon, €18 for the 10K, €13 for the 5K and €8 for the Fun Run.
The race organisers reported that the 2016 event weekend generated a total economic impact of about €7.8 million for the local economy, according to a study conducted by American-based San Diego State University.
This year, a total of 13,000 people took part in the Rock and Roll races, with people from 53 countries participating, making it the biggest event since the race series arrived in Ireland four years ago.
Among those that this year is broadcaster and author Louis McSharry who told Independent.ie that she wants to have a better relationship with exercise.
“I suppose my level of fitness is below what the starting level of Couch to 5k is. That always put my off and I thought running is not for me.
“Now it’s 10k, which is a bigger challenge, but I’m excited about it. I’m scared as well, but it’s a good motivator.”
For more information, visit the race website here.
This article appeared on Independent.ie