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2018 EDITION OF ICONIC ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON & ½ MARATHON TO START AND FINISH IN THE HEART OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP

 

  • Brand new start line for marathon and half marathon located on Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon and Park Avenues
  • Globally recognized running event returns to Sin City the weekend of November 10-11, 2018 inviting athletes to “Run the Strip at Night”
  • General registration is now open for all distances
  • TAMPA, Fla./LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 3, 2018) – The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series® has announced that the Rock 'n' Roll® Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon will have an all-new start line in the heart of Las Vegas Blvd. between Harmon Ave. and Park Ave., with the races maintaining their 4:30 p.m. start time. In what has been a truly global event unlike any other, runners from all 50 states and over 70 countries have converged to experience the only private event to close the Las Vegas Boulevard at night.

    The 10K will begin at 4:00 p.m. at its familiar location on Las Vegas Blvd., outside the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. All Sunday races will finish where they have in the past on Las Vegas Blvd. at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

    The course gives participants a one-of-a-kind nighttime running experience by taking them down the closed lanes of Las Vegas Blvd. and past iconic Vegas sights, such as the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, Downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street, and the Fountains of Bellagio, before finishing at the foot of the Mirage volcano. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels will be treated to more music, live bands and entertainment on course as well as new and improved aid stations.

    The running will start on Saturday night with the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by Brooks and continue 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 on Saturday and any distance on Sunday.

    Race weekend also features the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series with past headliners in Las Vegas including The Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, All-American Rejects and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Details regarding the 2018 Start Line Festival and Headliner Concert are still being finalized. In addition to the headliner concert, 20+ live bands and DJs spanning all genres will perform along the race courses entertaining and encouraging runners with more music than ever as they make their way to the finish line.

    For more information or to register for the 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 press@runrocknroll.com.
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    About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series with more than 600,000 runners 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. 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 and Toyota Concert Series Headliner featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, FloRida, 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.

    About IRONMAN
    A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN 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, 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 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.