If you’re looking to embrace the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip during the evening hours, but are also looking to close your exercise rings, then the Rock ‘n’ Roll Run Series may be the perfect event for you! This nighttime marathon allows runners to experience the unique Las Vegas culture while also competing along various race courses.
What is Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas?
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is described as “the ultimate running party in the entertainment capital of the world.” Unlike your average race, this event begins at night and encourages participants to party like they’re in Vegas (because they are!). This ultimate running party, which is mapped out to take place on the infamous Las Vegas Strip, boasts live entertainment and other exciting events throughout its multiple courses.
Participants are encouraged to dress up and embrace the party lifestyle of Vegas. Whether you want to be lit up with endless glow sticks or bust out your Elvis Presley costume, runners should be sure to stick out so they can be easily spotted on the event’s big screen that captures all the fun of race night.
With this being Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas’ 25th anniversary, it’s an event that avid runners and partiers alike will not want to miss!
When is Rock ‘n’ Rolls Las Vegas?
The 2023 Rock ‘n’ Roll Run Series two-day event takes place over the course of the weekend of February 25 to 26, 2023. Each of the event’s three races is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on both days and is set to last throughout the evening.
Where is Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas hosted?
Given the different lengths of courses and the endless opportunities throughout Las Vegas, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running series has a course for every type of runner. The #StripatNight Courses can be downloaded from the event website, and quick descriptions of each race can be found below:
- The Half Marathon. This four-hour race starts behind Planet Hollywood and can be followed to the finish line on Las Vegas Blvd. at The Mirage.
- The 10K Course. This two-hour race shares a starting point and finish line with the Half Marathon course but leads runners through a slightly different path.
- The Saturday Downtown 5K. This one-hour race kicks off in Downtown Las Vegas on 4th Street and Bridger Avenue and leads racers to the finish line located on Fremont Street.
Each of these exciting courses will take the runners through the most infamous and recognizable parts of the Strip, allowing participants to fully embrace the nightlife that Las Vegas has to offer.
Las Vegas Monorail
A noteworthy perk of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Run Series being held along the Las Vegas Strip is the accessibility to the Las Vegas Monorail. The most convenient station for the Half Marathon & 10K start line festival is the Horseshoe/Paris Station, which is a very short walk to the Festival. The Monorail is also your only way to navigate the Strip while Las Vegas Boulevard is closed to vehicular traffic during the race.
The Las Vegas Monorail offers single trip passes or day passes, so participants can purchase whichever option may be the most appropriate for their weekend plans to attend Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas.
Why should I register for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas?
If you are a fan of receiving free stuff and access to exclusive events, then wait until you see the registration benefits that come with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Event this year. Not only does registration grant runners access to exciting events such as the Saturday Night Concert, the Start Line Festival, and alcoholic beverages at the finish line, registrants also get some great swag. Some of this year’s merch includes the following fun items:
- A Rock ‘n’ Roll Run Series T-shirt
- The glowing finisher medal
- A gear bag to carry your merch throughout the weekend
If you were hesitant to register for this running event, just think about how great it would be to include a glowing medal amongst your other, and probably more boring, marathon medals. In addition to the merch and fun live entertainment, registrants are also eligible for free Gatorade and the three-day health & fitness expo. Sign up for one or both days of the Rock ‘n’ Roll running event to take advantage of these entertaining opportunities!
Don’t miss the fun at Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas
Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or strictly enjoy walks in the park, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is a welcoming environment for anyone who wants to enjoy this exciting event. Who cares whether you finish in first place or last place? After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!