The Biggest and Best Night Race in The World Opens For 2019: Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon Invites Participants from Around the World to Run the Famed Las Vegas Strip at Night
April 9, 2019
TAMPA, Fla./LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced today that registration for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas® Marathon & ½ Marathon, the biggest and best night race in the world, has opened registration for the general public. Inclusive of the 5K and 10K runs, the weekend event offers a distance for everyone. Runners of all levels will light up the Las Vegas Strip at night as the famed boulevard is shut down exclusively for the event. This world-class running and entertainment festival, returning on the weekend of Nov. 16-17, 2019, is the ideal destination for friends, family and all sole mates.
The busy Las Vegas Strip closes to traffic once a year for the approximately 40,000 runners from around the world to have a one-of-a-kind nighttime experience complete with music, lights and entertainment stationed along the course. The marathon and half marathon races start near MGM Grand and pass by all the must-see Vegas sights including the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, Paris Hotel’s Eiffel Tower, Fremont Street, and the Fountains of Bellagio, before finishing at the foot of the Mirage Volcano.
Last year the pinnacle event in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series drew runners to Las Vegas from all 50 states in the USA and from over 85 countries. Participants came from as far as United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, and South Africa, emphasizing the true global desirability of this must-attend international event.
The running will start on Saturday night with the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K presented by Brooks and continues Sunday evening with 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 presented by Brooks on Saturday and any distance on Sunday. The event is notorious for its impressive medal designs, as well as its non-stop entertainment across the weekend. Exclusive Runner Perks and parties available at clubs and restaurants throughout the city provide participants the opportunity to get the full Vegas experience.
A highlight of race weekend is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series. The Las Vegas stage has previously hosted The Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, All-American Rejects, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Snoop Dogg and Capital Cities and will again in 2019 reveal a world class entertainment act for runners. In addition to the headliner concert, 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.
The on-course experiences in Las Vegas are endless and unique, including a Run-Through Wedding, where hundreds of pre-registered couples can get married or renew their vows on-course. The three-minute group ceremony takes place at mile 4, then couples run to the finish line together as newlyweds.
Participants will pick up race packets at the three-day Health & Fitness Expo on Nov. 14-16 located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, where they will be able to be able to shop the latest and greatest in running and nutrition trends. Featuring exclusive Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas event gear, expo goers will have access to the top product offerings from Brooks Running, including the award winning Limited Edition Launch 5. The expo will be free and open to the public and also offer interactive vendors and activations, a full schedule of race weekend activities and tips, as well as an international concierge for athletes traveling from around the world.
All media interested in covering the event can register for media credentials at www.runrocknroll.com/en/Press.
For more information or to register for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, visit www.runrocknroll.com/Las-Vegas. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.runrocknroll.com. Media may contact [email protected].
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.
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