Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary Year by Welcoming 27,000 Registered Participants to Electric Multi-Day Immersive Running Experience in Las Vegas Over the Weekend
February 26, 2023
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Feb. 26, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ More than 27,000 registered participants from around the world converged on Las Vegas for the 13th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas this weekend for the World’s Largest Running Party.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Las Vegas half marathon and 10K races once again took over the famed Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night with runners and walkers passing iconic sights including the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, The Fountains of Bellagio, Downtown Las Vegas, all before finishing at an electric finish line unlike any other in the world ending mid-Strip at the foot of the Volcano of The Mirage Hotel & Casino and steps away from Resorts World Las Vegas’ 100,000 sq ft LED screen creating the World’s Largest Selfie opportunity for participants.
Participants hailed from all 50 States and 60 countries, regions, and territories to take on The Strip at Night.
Vancouver, British Columbia resident Michael Nolan reflected on his very first time in Vegas “It was unreal, the vibe is amazing, I will absolutely be here next year. This was my first race, believe in yourself and you will get here.”
Brisban, Australia runner Nicole Fels also got swept up in the magic that is the Las Vegas Strip at night. “I was planning on just having fun and taking photos but then I started feeling really good so I started running as fast as I could,” she laughed. “This is my first time in Las Vegas, there are so many people, and everything is so much bigger and brighter here – absolutely loved it.”
In addition to personal records and first-time visitors, more established runners participated in support of others who were embarking on their first half marathon.
Nick and Bailey Lodato from Missoula, Montana, who finished the run early were amazed to have seen the entire Strip as they made their way through the course on Sunday night.
“It was neat to see the whole thing and enjoy the views and see all the people,” Nick said. “We are actually here supporting a good friend of ours who just had a baby,” added Bailey. “She is doing her very first half marathon so now that we have finished, we get to go cheer her on with the crowd.”
Adding to the immersive entertainment experience throughout the weekend, Blue Man Group raised the energy at the half marathon and 10K on Sunday with a one-of-a-kind start line performance followed by Cirque du Soleil’s Mad Apple singing the national anthem as runners readied for the course.
Prior to Sunday’s triumphant finale to the weekend, the annual Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Resorts World Las Vegas kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 23 featuring a live DJ, photo opportunities, fitness apparel, and much more.
The energy went into overdrive on Saturday, Feb.25 with the 5K at the Fremont Street Experience location in Downtown Las Vegas.
Next Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Events Coming Up:
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series continues its 25th Anniversary celebration as the series makes its way to the nation’s capital for the 2023 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2023. To see the full schedule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series events, visit www.runrocknroll.com/all-events.
Pre-sale registration for all distances of the 2024 edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas taking place on March 2-3, 2024, is now open online through March 5, 2023, by visiting, www.stripatnight.com. Special pre-sale pricing will be at the lowest price of the year, at $99 for the Half Marathon, $89 for the 10K and $59 for the 5K. To register for 2024 or learn more about Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas, please visit www.stripatnight.com.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. 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 weekend kicks 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 events including the Canyons Endurance Runs, Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, 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. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.
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