10th Annual

2018 Rib, Rub, Run, and Roll

Location: Downtown Rockwall

Date:  Saturday, Oct 6th

Event Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Each fall, teams fire up their grills for a smokin’ hot barbecue competition in downtown Rockwall! Residents and visitors flock to the historic town square for a fun filled day featuring good music and good barbecue! The day-long celebration includes;

Race Information
*Runners, Walkers, Strollers, and Kids Welcome*

Register to Race and  preview the Routes

2018 Race Shirts(click on image to enlarge):


Race Times:

7:00AM Late Registration/Packet Pick Up

8:30AM 10K Start

8:45AM 5K Start

8:55AM 1 Mile Fun Run


5K: $25

10K: $35

1 Mile Fun Run: $15


5K: $30

10K: $40

1 Mile Fun Run: $15

Eligibility – The minimum age to participate is 9 & up for the 10k, 6 and up for the 5K and no minimum age for the 1 Mile. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. For younger participants, please contact [email protected].

All entries will receive a Race T-Shirt.


Awards will be given to the Masters male / female in 5K and 10K and overall male / female winners in the 5K and 10K.  Age group awards will be in 5 year increments.  Custom medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in finishers in each age group.

T-shirts guaranteed to those registered by September 27th

Taste Of Rockwall:

This year is our 1st offering of the Taste Of Rockwall during the Rib Rub Run and Roll. This featured event will be at San Jacinto and Kaufman Street just behind the Independent Bank. 

This is a ticketed event, and you can get tickets by clicking HERE 

The City of Rockwall and RVC Promotions want to celebrate all the amazing restaurants in Rockwall. Join us on Saturday, October 6th, as foodies, neighbors, and friends will have the opportunity to sample the best food Rockwall has to offer at the Taste of Rockwall. This event will be held from 12p-3p in downtown Rockwall during the City of Rockwall’s 10th Annual Rib Rub Run & Roll charity event. Only $20 per person for unlimited restaurant samplings. Children Under 12 Eat Free!

All Day Live Music

Downtown Main Stage

San Jacinto Plaza Stage

Car Show

The annual car show will be held on Saturday, October 6th, from 9-2 in the Independent Bank parking lot, located in the Downtown Rockwall Square.

Awards will be announced at 1:45.

Last year, we were full and could only take a limited number of drive ins, so please register early!

Registration is $20 per car and you receive a free event t-shirt.  There will also be raffle drawings every 30 minutes.

Our friends from Misfit Garage will be here as well and will be bringing some of their cars from the show!

Click here to register for the Car Show


1st Place:  Mayor’s Choice

2nd Place:  Mayor’s Choice

1st Place:  People’s Choice

2nd Place:  People’s Choice

1st Place:  Best Paint

2nd Place:  Best Paint

1st Place:  Best Motor

2nd Place:  Best Motor

1st Place:  Best Interior

2nd Place:  Best Interior

Raffles will be held during the car show for participants.

Peoples Choice Pulled Pork Tasting Competition 3:00 – 5:00 PM


All competitors are highly encouraged to participate in the People’s Choice competition.

  1. 3:00 – 5:00 PM
    1. Pulled Pork will be ready for public tasting/judging by 3:00 PM.
    2. Walk the grill zone and taste pulled pork from the 2oz sample cups set out by the grillers
    3. Decide which griller made your favorite pulled pork
    4. Text the # of the griller booth that was your favorite to: 972-848-6401
    5. 1 Vote is counted per phone #
    6. The competitor with the most votes at 5:00 pm is our winner
    7. You can check Results LIVE by visiting https://a1.bamtext.com/voting/ribrubrunroll

* IBCA Sanctioned BBQ competition

-Brisket, Spare Ribs, 1/2 Chicken- Want to be a judge? email [email protected] to get on the list, limited spaces available.

*Because we are adding Brisket this year, many cooks will be cooking overnight. We will try to accommodate trucks/cars to stay close to grill sites as space permits so grilles can rest in their car while they watch their fire overnight. We will not have electricity or water hookups available on site so please plan accordingly if you will want those.
Most griller areas are roughly 10’X15′ around the East, North, and South sides of the Rockwall County Courthouse in downtown Rockwall.

Rib, Rub, Run & Roll BBQ Competition Application

FOOD Vendors:

East Texas Foods:

Mingling Mouth Food Trailer:


Contact [email protected] for Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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