Las Vegas Monorail Provides Only Strip Transportation During Geico Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon

Monorail Stops Provide Access to Start, Finish Lines for Races During Strip Closures

LAS VEGAS (October 2017) – Once again, the Las Vegas Monorail will be the only Strip transportation option available during the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, which will close Las Vegas Boulevard South when it takes place Sunday, Nov. 12.

Year after year, thousands of runners and spectators attending the Marathon and its four days of events rely upon the Monorail for getting to and from the start and finish lines of the weekend’s races. The Monorail also has a station at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is the site of the Marathon’s three-day Health & Fitness Expo, Nov. 9 – 11. As the most efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the Strip during the Marathon, the Monorail offers discounts up to 25 percent for multi-day passes purchased prior to Nov. 6, making it even easier to ride.

The race event schedule and locations follow:

Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 – 7 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Friday, Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:

  • Closest Monorail stop for the start and finish line is SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 3:55 – 6 p.m. GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 10K:

Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:30 – 10 p.m. Marathon and 1/2 Marathon:

  • Closest Monorail stop for the Start Line is MGM Grand Station.
  • Closest Monorail stop for finish line spectator viewing is Harrah’s/The LINQ station.
  • Closest Monorail stop for runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.

Strip closures begin as early as 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Roads re-open as runners clear, though the finish line section will not re-open until 2 a.m.

Marathon runners and spectators may purchase exclusive discounted Monorail passes online. Single rides start at $5, with a 25 percent discount applying to all advance purchases by Nov. 6 of multi-use passes ranging from 2 to 7 days of unlimited travel. Beginning Nov. 7, runners and spectators can save $4 off a 2-day pass and $5 off a 3-day pass at that link, or by entering the promo code RUN4 ($4 off 2-day pass) or RUN5 ($5 off 3-day pass) at tickets.lvmonorail.com.

Plus, a variety of other “Runner Perks” are being offered to participants at properties along the Monorail’s route, ranging from special ticket prices on KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand, to 50 percent off adult day admission to The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade, to 2-for-1 draft beer at Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas.

 

About The Las Vegas Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels, and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.

About GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon

The GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon will take over the world famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, November 12, 2017, along with a 5K at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, November 11. Race participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of lavish hotels, world-class entertainment and some of Vegas’ hottest music sensations performing on the course. In addition to live entertainment along the course, the Las Vegas event is renowned for hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis, known as the Running Elvi. Every year the event also includes a Run-Thru Wedding where runners in love can tie the knot or renew their vows. The finish line venue in front of the Mirage Volcano is conveniently located less than one mile from more than 15 hotels, offering runners a short walk back after the race. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

Media Contacts

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