Roll Running Series Las Vegas’ 5K Welcomed More Than 6,000 Registered Participants to Downtown Las Vegas Saturday Night

February 25, 2023

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Feb. 25, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ As the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series celebrates its 25th anniversary, the 13th running of the iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas commenced as runners and walkers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds conquered the 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K on Saturday night.

As participants from all over the world crossed the finish line at the Fremont Street Experience, they were swept up into live performances from Josh Vietti, DJ Cable, DJ Machi, DJ Ricky Rocks, and electric string acts from Bella Strings along with aerial dancers, interactive experiences, photo opportunities, local artists, food trucks, cocktails, and more at the Downtown Events Center.

The start to the two-day weekend of immersive running experiences saw Erik Chazin (28-year-old from Gilbert, Arizona) as the first to cross the finish line in the men’s field with a time of 16:51 while Maria Kedge (23-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colorado) crossed first in the women’s field with a time of 17:11.

2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K champion Chazin was back to defend his title.

“I have done thirteen or fourteen Rock ‘n’ Roll races, this is my favorite one. It’s great underneath the lights – great energy, great people and amazing volunteers as always so it’s a really good one to come back to. I just wanted to come back here and defend my title. I was here for work all week, so it worked out perfectly. Just want to thank the staff and volunteers for being out here in the rain and cold, we wouldn’t be here without them.”

Kedge, whose husband also competed, was elated after crossing the finish line at her first-ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K.

“This was kind of a rust-buster for me to see where my fitness was at,” she said. “I’ve been doing some good runs, but this was a good indicator. It was a lot of fun, a lot of energy everywhere and people cheering all the way down, so I appreciated it.”

As Saturday night’s energy comes to a close, all eyes turn to Sunday, Feb. 26 as the world’s largest running party prepares to take over the famed Las Vegas Strip for the Half Marathon and 10K. The high-powered running party will pass iconic sights including the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, The Fountains of Bellagio, Downtown Las Vegas and more – all with an electric finish line unlike any other in the world ending mid-Strip at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

The weekend of events will welcome more than 27,000 registered participants of all levels for a combination of music, running and everything Southern Nevada has to offer.

Adding to the immersive entertainment experience throughout the weekend, Blue Man Group will elevate 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.

Sunday, Feb. 26 – Race Day

2 p.m. (PST) – Start Village Opens/ Runners Arrive

4:30 p.m. (PST)– 10K and Half Marathon Start

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 on the 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll Vegas 5K.

Pre-sale registration for all distances of the 2024 edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas 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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