Reap the rewards even if you don’t run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

Seattle, June 19, 2009 – Seattle Southside announces the Rockstar Pass, featuring dozens of benefits from local hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and retail stores.

“We are so excited Tukwila is hosting the starting line for the area’s first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon,” said Katherine Kertzman, Director of Seattle Southside Visitor Services. “We have a wonderful opportunity to showcase our hospitality to tens of thousands of visitors with this event and we want to let them know how much we appreciate them – they are all rock stars in our eyes.”

Benefits of the Rockstar Pass can be enjoyed at 37 participating locations including discounted rates, upgrades and gift baskets at hotels; discounts and free items at restaurants, VIP treatment at entertainment venues and discounts at retail shops. For a complete list of the partners and benefits or to download your own Rockstar Pass visit the web site at www.seattlesouthside.com/RnRmarathon/.

Most Rockstar Pass benefits can be enjoyed through July 31, 2009.

The first ever Tukwila to Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon takes place Saturday, June 27, 2009 and features live music at each mile post. 25,000 runners will start the half marathon and full marathon. Other cities with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons include San Diego, Phoenix and Nashville. The event is expected to generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

About Seattle Southside Visitor Service

Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS) is the leading tourism and marketing organization in South King County. –The program offered jointly by the Cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington.

CONTACT:

Media Contact:

Hamilton McCulloh

GreenRubino

Direct: 206-957-4260

Cell: 206-910-9797

E-mail: hamiltonm@greenrubino.com

Seattle Southside Contact:

Ashley Comar

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Seattle Southside Visitor Services

14220 Interurban Ave S Suite #130

Tukwila, Wa 98168

T 206.575.2489

F 206.575.2529