Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

Today in San Diego, Chargers public relations director Bill Johnston will run in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon for the third straight year to raise money to find a cure for Huntington's disease. The Suzuki Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego is a unique event that combines running with entertainment. Over 40 bands play live music on 26 stages and 2,000 cheerleaders energize you along the course.

The marathon starts in historic Blaboa Park, dashes through Hillcrest, skirts the World Famous San Diego Zoo, runs through the downtown Gaslamp District, travels up Highway 163 (voted America's most scenic urban highway), races by Sea World, sprints around San Diego beach and bay communities and finishes at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Point Loma.

Johnston's wife suffers with Huntington's, and their children have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the degenerative brain disorder. Johnston said he would never run another marathon after last year, but he is back.

Marty Schottenheimer is just one of many who has made a contribution in an effort to find a cure for Huntington's disease.

Others making contributions are ex-Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard, several NFL teams, an assortment of the league's PR directors, Saints coach Jim Haslett and GM Mickey Loomis, and Houston Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.

Anyone wishing to pledge can send a check to HDSA-San Diego, 2095 Monaco Court, El Cajon, Calif., 92019

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