Campbell to continue to serve as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Global Operations Director
TAMPA, Fla. / LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 8, 2019) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Campbell as the Executive Race Director for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll® Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. Campbell will bring her more than 15 years of global running industry experience to this marquee event in Las Vegas that has become internationally regarded with a field of participants that is consistently represented by more than 80 countries, regions and territories each year. Campbell will also continue to serve as Global Operations Director for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.
“The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon has become the pinnacle event in our series, with runners coming from around the globe to have the unique opportunity to run the Las Vegas Strip at night. With Stacey’s experience there is a great opportunity to further the event’s prestige and give people around the world additional reasons to enjoy this amazing destination,” said Shane Facteau, Chief Operating Officer for IRONMAN. “Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships from across the globe that will immediately be of benefit. Having been responsible for starting several successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in virtually every corner or the world, she will utilize that knowledge to ensure that the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon remains a must-do race.”
In this position, Campbell will lead all aspects of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, including overseeing the event course, traffic control plan, and venue layouts, among other responsibilities. Campbell will work closely with the local Las Vegas authorities, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association (LVCVA), helping to accentuate everything the local Vegas community has to offer while being an international destination.
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is the biggest and best night race in the world and I’m excited to take on this new role,” said Stacey Campbell. “With so much history surrounding the race and city, I look forward to using my experience to further bolster this can’t-miss event.”
Campbell’s extensive experience in endurance sports dates back to 2004, when she began in staffing and administration. In 2008, Campbell joined Competitor Group Inc. and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series as the Director of Marketing & Consumer Relations, then serving in a variety of senior capacities, including being promoted to Head of Global Events in 2015. In that position she launched over a dozen Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events in multiple international markets including Chile, China, Columbia, Europe and Mexico.
Runners of all levels will descend upon the Vegas Strip on November 16-17 to participate in the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon for a one-of-a-kind nighttime race experience. Approximately 40,000 runners will take in the sights and sounds of Vegas as they run on the Stirp and pass the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, the Bellagio Fountains, Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas, and The Volcano at the Mirage Hotel & Casino. With runners coming from all 50 states, last year saw 86 countries, regions and territories from as far as United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, and South Africa represented for their chance to Run the Strip at Night™ on the famed Las Vegas Boulevard.
For more information on the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.runrocknroll.com. Media may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon 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 entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
As part of Wanda Sports Holdings, 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 Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia™, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.