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SAN ANTONIO, TX, September 24, 2013 - Grande Communications, the broadband communications company that offers Internet, TV and phone services, announced today that it is a corporate partner of the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, November 17, in San Antonio.

Now in its sixth year, the race will welcome more than 30,000 participants to the Alamo City. A brand new course will debut this year that permits runners to choose from a variety of distances, including a 2-person half-marathon relay, a 3-mile mini marathon and the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Bike Tour.

As a corporate partner, Grande will be included in all event advertising, including the official event guide, participant newsletters, event posters, promotional brochure, Get Fit Challenge brochure and the event website. Grande's G-Force, a 35-foot-long, air-conditioned demonstration and entertainment vehicle, will be on site during the Health & Fitness Expo and near the event start and finish lines on race day.

"As a Texas-based company, we are delighted to be a part of the sixth annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. The event celebrates and highlights the beautiful neighborhoods of San Antonio where we provide service and many of our employees live," said Matt Murphy, president of Grande Communications. "We are proud to have a group of Grande employees participating on race day, with several running for charities or on behalf of loved ones who are battling an illness."

"The local community has played a critical role in the continued success of the race and we're so appreciative of Grande Communications' involvement and support," said Kim Messey, Event Director. "As a company that serves many of our local runners, this will be a great chance to connect directly with an active base of customers and have their employees experience an event that truly brings all of San Antonio together."

For more information about the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, visit

About Grande Communications
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch 10 years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications services plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco. For more information, visit, like Grande Communications on Facebook or follow @grandecom on Twitter.

About Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio
The 6th annual Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon will welcome more than 30,000 participants on Sunday, November 17, 2013. Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, live bands and local high school cheerleaders entertain and cheer on participants along the scenic course. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race week at the Alamodome on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16. All participants must visit the expo to pick up their race numbers and browse over 100 vendors from the running and fitness industry. Race weekend concludes with a finish line festival at the Alamodome. To register for the race or for more information about Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio, visit or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

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