Annual nighttime running event returns to Las Vegas the weekend of November 12-13; Registration open for marathon and half marathon, 10K and 5K registration to open at a later date; Special pricing for a limited time, runners encouraged to reserve their spot at RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas
Las Vegas, NV – April 5, 2016 – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon has opened registration for the 2016 race. This world’s largest nighttime running event, which hosted more than 45,000 runners in 2015, returns on the weekend of November 12-13.
Runners of all levels are invited to light up the Las Vegas Strip at night, experiencing the famed boulevard from a unique point of view. The course takes runners a one of a kind nighttime running experience by taking them down the closed lanes of Las Vegas Blvd. and past iconic Las Vegas sights. This not-to-miss running event was recently named by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the Top 12 Best Marathons in the world to travel for.
“The experience of running down the Las Vegas Strip at night is unparalleled in the event industry,” said Kevin LaRue, Event Marketing Manager. “This combination of a world-class race course under dazzling lights with live, non-stop entertainment from start to finish, provides an opportunity for participants from around the globe to come together to celebrate their physical achievements in epic fashion. We invite everyone to ditch their vehicles on November 13 and join us in running the Strip at Night.”
The event returns November 12-13 as the only private event to exclusively shut down the Las Vegas Strip at night. Race highlights include all of the must-see Vegas sights such as the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, the Fountains of Bellagio, and finishing at the foot of the Mirage volcano.
The running will start on Saturday night with a 5K presented by Brooks followed by Sunday evening hosting the marathon, half marathon and 10K distances. Runners can choose to participate in the “Remix Challenge” and earn a bonus third medal by running in both the 5K on Saturday and any distance on Sunday. Online registration for both the 10K and 5K will open at a later date.
Race day begins with a start line festival at the Las Vegas Village pre-race concert for the runners and their friends and family. The 2016 headliner has not been announced, but past headliners include Kid Rock and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. In addition to the headliner concerts, live bands and DJs of every genre will play along the race courses entertaining and encouraging runners as they make their way to the finish line.
Marathon and half marathon registration opens at $125 for a limited time only, the guaranteed lowest rate of the year. Registration for the 5K and 10K will open at a later date. To register or for more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas
Start Line Photo – Credit Ryan Bethke