Over 40,000 runners to take over Las Vegas Strip

 

lv15_wordmark-geico-colorGEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon

RACE WEEK INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

More than 40,000 runners to take over both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard next Sunday night, November 13

  • 2016 U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi to participate in two-days of running, make expo appearances and more
  • Snoop Dogg to headline the pre-race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at Las Vegas Village
  • More than $2 million will be raised for charity at the ‘World’s Largest Nighttime Running Event’

More than 40,000 runners from all 50 states and 83 countries will hit the pavement next weekend at the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. The Las Vegas Marathon is one of the oldest marathons in the United States, having been run since 1967, and will celebrate 50 years running in 2016.

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Photo Credit Ryan Bethke

With more than 20 stages along the racecourse Sin City will be rockin’ with plenty of LIVE music to help keep the pace up.  We’re thrilled to see some of our favorite local bands on the course including Sweet Home Alabama- A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, (Across from Paris Entrance in intersection ) the Saints of Las Vegas, ( NB Turn lane at LVB & Sahara ) and Kella Bo Bella (MGM North Lot – West End **NEW LOCATION**).  Also on the course a band we met on KISS Night in Las Vegas 5, The Black Tapes, (Clark & Main) a truly talented group of young a musicians.  View the entire entertainment schedule here.

Friends and family can keep up with runners on the course during the race with FREE runner tracking compliments of Synchrony Financial.  Visit  runrocknroll.com/runner tracking/  to get started.

This years featured charity is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

View the 2016 Course map here  View 2016 road closure grid here

Friday, November 11

11:00 am – Health & Fitness Expo

Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall S1

3150 Paradise Rd

 

Free and open to the public, the expo features the latest in running technology, nutrition, fitness apparel and interactive displays.

 

Saturday, November 12

6:00 pm – Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k

Las Vegas Festival Grounds

2594 S Las Vegas Blvd (across from SLS)

 

 

The two-day running party gets started on Saturday night with more than 9,000 runners participating in the Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by SLS Las Vegas.
Sunday, November 13

Start Line – Las Vegas Village

(across from Mandalay Bay and Luxor)

3:00 pm – Snoop Dogg Headliner Concert

4:30 pm – Marathon & ½ Marathon Start

5:30 pm – Run Thru Wedding at The Park

6:30 pm – Finish Line on Las Vegas Blvd.

 

Runners will take over both sides of the Las Vegas #StripatNight. The race route highlights the must-see Vegas sights from the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign to the Fountains of Bellagio, before finishing at the base of the Mirage Volcano.

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