Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series – Las Vegas
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Start Date/Time November 11, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
End Date/Time N/A
Address Las Vegas
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A vast improvement over last year (according to what I have heard). There were still too many people allowed to race, but it was a great experience. Plenty of water and supplies on course. The race route is incredible with the lights and picture opportunities. I would consider doing it again with a friend, but it is DEFINITELY NOT a race to run for time. If you are looking for a PR pick a different goal race!
Great fun, great run
I ran the half marathon this year (Dec. 2, 2012) and had an awesome time. All the horror stories from the year prior seemed to have been overcome as there was a dedicated marathon lane with barricades preventing the half-marathoners from infringing.
The Expo was huge and interesting with lots of freebies and good speakers. The race itself had a great corral system so there was no walking start and no crowding. The course itself is unmatched in terms of what you see and what you experience. Everyone should run this at least once -- running the Strip at night is amazing.
The finish was well organized and had lots of stations for water/Gatorade/chocolate milk as well as bagels, etc. The communication from the race before and after was superb with lots of info, deals and details. There were also lots of pre and post-race parties and gatherings for runners which made for a good community feeling.
About the only thing missing for me was any kind of mile/km marking on the course. You really didn't know where you were without looking at your watch. Other than that, I can't find much to complain about. I'd run this again in a minute!
Disaster. Avoid it. This was my 16th marathon and my 5th Las Vegas race. This one was poorly planned and poorly executed. RnR way oversold the race and the result was a dangerous and frustrating experience for many of the participants. I ran the boring first half in 1:45 and then came upon the pack of half-marathoners on the strip that had been released all at once without any waves. It was impossible to keep pace with all of the dodging the halfers and walkers. The attempt at devoting a lane for the marathoners was pathetic. Small road cones with paper signs every feww hundred feet. The halfers were not told about this lane restriction. Then, many of the water stops were on that side of the road.
Over all this was an absolutely shameless money grab by RnR that showed no regard for the runners. At $150 per person they grossed over six million in registration fees and didn't put much back for the runners. Shame on you Englehart and RnR.