Rock‘n’Roll Running Series Las Vegas – World’s Largest Running Party – Welcomes Participants From 60 Countries, Regions & Territories To Exhilarating Multi-Day Immersive Running Experience Over The Weekend

February 26, 2024

Andy Wacker (Boulder, Colorado, USA) and Alice Wright (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA) topped the podium at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas Half Marathon

LAS VEGAS /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Approximately 27,000 registered participants from around the world converged in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend for the 14th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series Las Vegas – the World’s Largest Running Party.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running 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, Downtown Las Vegas, all before finishing at an electric finish line unlike any other in the world ending mid-Strip at The Fountains of Bellagio, steps away from Resorts World Las Vegas’ 100,000 sq ft LED screen creating the World’s Largest Selfie opportunity for participants.

A field of elite athletes toed the start line in the half marathon. It was Andy Wacker (35-year-old from Colorado) pulling out the win in the men’s elite competition with a time of 1:04:47. The women’s elite title went to Alice Wright (29-year-old from Arizona) with a time of 1:14:10.

“This race is so fun,” said Wacker. “I saw people getting married, performers, people partying and cheering from the rooftops. It so great to run in this atmosphere and have so many people cheering us on who maybe aren’t runners themselves but are just here to encourage us.”

“It’s not often you get to win as a professional runner so definitely celebrating this,” said Wright. “We should have more night races; the atmosphere is amazing and a total party. I was hoping to win actually, I am building up to a full marathon in the summer. Really appreciate this great race and event.”

Participants hailing from all 50 States and 60 countries, regions, and territories took on The Strip at Night.

Las Vegas local Katarina Tadich (37- year-old) was the first woman to cross the finish line for the 10K on Saturday night with a time of 38:16. “This was my first time running the 10K, I’ve lived in Las Vegas for 11 years. I thought I might be able to at least place but I came into this without expectations. It was a great course, the energy helped me along the route and to have friends cheering was really encouraging.”

“I underestimated the pace and warm weather here at first,” said Ronald Loewen (33-year-old from British Columbia), the first to cross the 10K line in the mens field with a time of 33:38. “I felt good after about four miles, I loved that hairpin turn. It was a great race; I love the environment. There is nothing like this out there. It’s loud and that really builds the energy.”

Prior to Sunday’s triumphant finale to the weekend, the annual Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 22 featuring a live DJ, photo opportunities, fitness apparel, and much more.

The energy went into overdrive on Saturday, Feb. 24 with the 5K at the Fremont Street Experience location in Downtown Las Vegas.

Just before runners prepared to take off on their half marathon and 10K journey’s Sunday, Feb.25, 300 participants took part in the first “lululemon Yoga on The Strip” presented by Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. The event participants and spectators were invited to join professional yoga instructors provided by lululemon for a first of its kind experience on the closed roads of The Vegas Strip.

Next Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Events Coming Up:

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series continues the series makes its way to the nation’s capital for the 2024 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Washington, D.C. on March 16, 2024. 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 2025 edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas is now open online through March 4, 2024, 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.

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, please visit www.runrocknroll.com. Media may contact press@runrocknroll.com or mandi@mmgnv.com for inquires.


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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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