Immersive Entertainment, Course-Side Live Music and More to Take Over Las Vegas Strip as Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Kicks Off Ultimate Running Party Feb. 24-25
February 6, 2024
DJ Mal-Ski, DJ Cable, and DJ Machi are set to perform during annual Saturday Night Festival at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. More on course bands added than ever before
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 6, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Las Vegas is bringing an epic line up of non-stop entertainment to race weekend including some of the most popular local and regional acts for participants and spectators to enjoy. Special guests include a KISS Cover Band, 90’s Variety Band, SheLuxe, DanFester, The Moonshiners, Lyte Bryte Band and more.
Known as the World’s Largest Running Party in the entertainment capital of the world, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas event will take place February 24-25, 2024. The race seamlessly combines live music, DJ’s, dancers and more with an unmatched running event, creating an unforgettable experience for participants. From the moment participants enter the Health & Fitness Expo, to the moment they cross the Finish Line, participants will be met with entertainment every step of the way. With a distance for everyone, including half marathon, 10K and 5K, the unique running party will once again invite runners, walkers, athletes, tourists, locals, and party enthusiasts from around the world to take to Las Vegas Boulevard. Participants will pass by iconic sights including the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, see their image up on the 100,000 square-foot LED screen on the side of Resorts World, the fountains of Bellagio and Downtown Las Vegas, finishing mid-Strip.
“We’re so excited to continue to provide a completely immersive and entertaining experience for our participants,” said Nicole Christenson, Race Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. “Welcoming top-tier local and regional entertainers like Kissed Alive, SheLuxe, The Moonshiners, and the Lyte Bryte Band, alongside some of the best DJs in the industry fits the energy we strive for and truly makes this the ultimate running party and destination event.”
The excitement begins in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 22 when the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas opens to both participants and spectators. Featuring live DJs, DJ Cable, DJ Mal-Ski, DJ Machi, and DJ KrisCut, larger than life photo opportunities, fitness apparel, a signature event cocktail, live art and more, the Expo is where runners will pick up their race number, packet, participant t-shirt and officially get their weekend underway.
A full participant schedule for the weekend can be found HERE with details on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Health & Fitness Expo at Resorts World.
The energy goes into overdrive on Saturday, Feb. 24 with the 5K kicking off in downtown Las Vegas at 5 p.m.
As runners and walkers alike cross the finish line, they will be swept up in the annual celebration located at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center. Sure to create a memorable evening, live performances from the likes of DJ Cable, DJ Mal-Ski, and DJ Marlon Dasoul, will be accompanied by electric acts, interactive experiences and games, photo opportunities, local artists, food trucks, cocktails, and much more.
For a full lineup of Saturday’s Downtown Las Vegas Festival and more click HERE.
Adding to the immersive experience planned throughout the weekend, live DJs will elevate the energy at the start of the half marathon and 10K on Sunday, Feb 25.
Runners and walkers participating in the 2024 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon and 10K races will prepare for their race on Sunday, Feb. 25 in the all-new Start Line Village located on Toshiba Plaza, outside of T-Mobile Arena, home of the 2023 Stanley Cup® Champions, members of the cast of Vegas Golden Knights, who will be making an appearance at the Start Festival, alongside DJ Cable and DJ Mal-Ski. The Plaza sits adjacent to New York-New York Hotel & Casino, allowing runners and walkers alike to easily access the #StripAtNight as they make their way to the southbound lanes of the closed Las Vegas Blvd. directly in front of the hotel and casino.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series’ simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams, and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekends kick off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an Encore Entertainment experience featuring eclectic musical artists from a variety of genres. With a goal of helping participants find the Beat in Their Feet™, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series has also featured some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R., Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls, Bret Michaels, Kesha, The Revivalists, Hunter Hayes, Capital Cities, and Matt Nathanson. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra™ by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
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