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Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Photo Credit: Lester Cacho

Time: 4:30pm

Start: Las Vegas Blvd adjacent to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

Finish: Las Vegas Blvd in front of The Mirage

Distance: 26.2 miles

Course Time Limit: 5 Hours

 

 

 

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014DSC_5518

Time: 4:30pm

Start: Las Vegas Blvd adjacent to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

Finish: Las Vegas Blvd in front of The Mirage

Distance: 13.1 miles

Course Time Limit: 4 Hours

Zappos

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time: 3:30pm

Start: Las Vegas Blvd adjacent to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

Finish: The Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas

Distance: 6.5 miles

Course Time Limit: 2 Hours

 

 

 

Don’t delay, capacity is limited! Zappos.com 1/2 of the Half SOLD OUT in 2013!

 

General Race Information

Runners for all race distances receive the same awesome runner perks!

  • Scenic course highlighting Las Vegas’ famous siteslaurie_bling
  • Live, local bands along the course
  • Brooks Technical Participant Shirt*
  • Official Finisher Certificates
  • Finishers Medal
  • Gear Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • Free Admission to the Start Line Concert
  • Free Admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo
 *Half & Full Marathons only. Cotton tee for 1/2 of the Half.

 

DSC_5819The marathon, half marathon, and Zappos.com 1/2 of the Half courses are all as flat and festive as they come – perfect for runners and walkers of all ability levels. With screaming fans along the way, this a race you do not want to miss!

 

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, we have the following course time limits:

MARATHON: 5 hours

HALF MARATHON: 4 hours

ZAPPOS.COM 1/2 OF THE HALF: 2 hours

All participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. We will have more details about cut-off locations at Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas in the coming months. Any runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by the predetermined time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

  • Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
  • Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
  • If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.

All runners are required to visit the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 14 or Saturday, November 15 to pick up their own packet.

If you are registered to run, but can’t make the Expo you can purchase Race Day Packet Pickup for a $40 fee by clicking here.

  • You must register for this service by 11:59 pm (PST) on Sunday, November 9.
  • This opportunity is first come, first serve and once sold out, we will not offer any other Race Day Packet Pick-Up at the start line .
  • Once you register for this service, you will not receive a refund if you pick up your packet at the Expo.
  • Friends/Family cannot pick up your packet for you on Race Day.

If you have opted for the Race Day Prepaid Packet Pickup service, please bring your signed confirmation sheet and photo ID to the Pre-Paid Registration tent on race morning. Late Packet Pickup hours are 2:30pm – 4:30pm on Sunday, November 16.

The Health & Fitness Expo will take place:

Friday, November 14, 11:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 15, 10:00am – 7:00pm

 

For more information on the Expo click here.

Course Map

Course Entertainment

Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon And Half Marathon

We are pleased to host the Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Run Thru Wedding Ceremony again in 2014! Couples can tie the knot or renew their vows in front of 30,000+ runners/witnesses. This is the ultimate chance to proclaim your love in an unforgettable, “Only in Vegas” experience. Other than race entry fee, there is no charge to participate in the Ceremony. Contact weddings@competitorgroup.com to reserve your spot in this spectacular ceremony!

  • Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
  • Location: details to come!

 

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If the bright lights of Vegas don’t motivate you enough, we’ve got live bands along the course that will help push you to the finish line! And we don’t mean strumming guitarists on the side of roads or in trees– we’re talking professionally staged and equipped uber-talented local groups eager to push those legs of your closer to the finish line. Feast your ears on a variety of sounds from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this running block party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets.”

Click here for a list of bands that performed in 2013!

Interested in rocking out on our course in 2014? Sign up here.

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Feeling festive? Join hundreds of runners as they celebrate Vegas dressed as Mr. Presley himself! Run down Las Vegas Blvd dressed like Elvis! Running the Strip at night as Elvis will be the experience of a lifetime.  Join our quest to become the largest group of Running Elvi in history.

For additional details or to run as Elvis, please email elvis@competitorgroup.com

FAQ

YES.

How?

 

Switching Between a Marathon and Half Marathon

[Marathon/half marathon combo events only]

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a Marathon to a Half Marathon, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. There is no fee to make this switch before the Event Deadline.
  • After the event deadline: If you decide to switch from a Marathon to a Half Marathon, simply show up to the half Marathon start line on race morning and your timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in. There is no fee to make this switch

Switching from the Zappos.com 1/2 of the Half Marathon to a Marathon/Half Marathon

  • Before the event deadline: Upgrades from 1/2 of the Half to a Half or Marathon simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the current Half Marathon/Marathon fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration (processing fee is not used in calculating the price difference).
  • After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from the 1/2 of the Half to a Marathon or Half Marathon, please pick up your 1/2 of the Half Marathon race number and proceed to the “Solutions” table. The upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the current Half Marathon/Marathon fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference.

Switching from a Half Marathon or Marathon to the Zappos.com 1/2 of the Half Marathon*

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a Marathon or Half Marathon to the 1/2 of the Half, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a Marathon or Half Marathon to the 1/2 of the Half, simply show up to the start line of the 1/2 of the Half on race day and follow that course. You will not need to switch out your big for this change, the timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in.

*Please Note: if the 1/2 of the Half is sold out, there will be no changes allowed down to this distance due to capacity restrictions on the course

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  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to change your corral/predicted finish time for your race, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then proceed to the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.

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Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way.

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  • The Medical Team is a dedicated group of multidisciplinary medical professionals, available to help assess your race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary.
  • Numerous medical stations will be located at the Finish as well as at the start and along the course. Look for large RED and WHITE tents and for our medical volunteers dressed in RED shirts for complimentary help before, during and after the race.
  • View more important Medical Information.

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  • The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.
  • Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 3 pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.
  • All discarded clothing will be donated to local Las Vegas charities including Opportunity Village, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Street Teens, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Goodwill.

General Race Information

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon. You must be 8 years old to participate in the Zappos.com 1/2 of the Half.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles, click here.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

Information regarding the 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America road closures will be available shortly.  Information provided on this page is subject to change.

Downloads

  • Road Closure Grid*
  • Course Map*

*Requires free Adobe Reader to view and print

Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course. Please note that there have been slight course modifications since last year’s event, so please plan accordingly.

  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will bring tens of thousands of runners and walkers to Las Vegas, in addition to thousands of spectators, family and friends.
  • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
  • Join the festivities! Las Vegas residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.

Interactive Road Closure Map – Coming Soon!

This map outlines the road closures, highlights alternate routes and provides access information for popular destinations which will be affected by road closures during the race. Google Maps does NOT take into account the road closures on race day. To request assistance with alternate directions please contact the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon community relations team by completing the community contact form.

Road Closures

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 2:00 pm and 11:00 pm on Sunday, November 16. Between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m., Police and event personnel may implement a soft closure along the entire race course. The streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the road closure grid and course map for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

Regional Transportation Commission

RTC riders should expect various route detours and delays throughout the fixed route system on race day, from approximately 1:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Due to marathon road closures, The Deuce and Strip & Downtown Express service on Las Vegas Blvd will operate on detour during this time; regular routing will resume as soon as roads are opened. For additional information before race day, call RTC Customer Service at (702) 228-7433 (RIDE) or visit rtcsnv.com

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs.  Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.

A list of no parking zones will be made available shortly.

For More Information

If your question is not answered on this website, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.

We’ve got your back if you can’t make it with our Registration Refund Program. For only $10.00 you can request a 100% refund of your registration fee, including processing fees, if you (or your relay team you’re a part of) are unable to participate due to covered reasons such as injury, illness, pregnancy, and unexpected travel delays. Learn more about what’s covered click here

If you did not purchase a registration refund or do not qualify for a registration refund, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

  • Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
  • Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
  • If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.

View event specific time limits

Course Hydration

Mile Refreshment
Both 1.8 H20
Both 3.4 H20, G
Both 4.7 H20
Both 5.8 H20, G
Both 7.5 H20, GU
Both 9.1 H20, G
Half 10.2 H20
Full 10.6 H20
Full 12.3 H20, G
Full 14.1 H20
Full 6.2 H20, G
Full 17.1 H20, GU
Full 18.4 H20, G
Full 19.1 H20
Full 21.5 H20, G
Full 23.0 H20
Both 24.7/11.6 H20, G

 

*H20 = Water | G = Gatorade | GU = GU Energy Gel

 

 

Corrals

The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, with other participants of similar running pace.

 

Wave Start

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series pioneered the weave start to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible and it will be back again in Las Vegas in 2014.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

  • The first corral will be released when the gun is fired. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.
  • At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.
  • By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.

Gear Check

We understand our runners may need to bring items to the race start that they do not want to carry with them and we are here to hold your belongings as safe as possible. At Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas we partner with UPS to use over 30 of their well-known Brown Trucks to organize and hold all your race gear. Read below for more information on your Las Vegas Gear Check experience.

  • Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.
  • Each participant will receive a large, durable gear bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.
  • Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Secure Zone

  • Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, have your photo taken, refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you can snag your gear bag at the Gear Check.

Chronotrack Timing System

  • State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.
  • The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.
  • Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.
  • PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must sport the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.
  • *If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.
  • Visit chronotrack.com for more information.

Age Group Awards

Age group awards will be presented 3-deep in all divisions, for both the marathon and half marathon and male and female categories. Awards will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of results being finalized. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall and cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your ChronoTrack time.

12 – 14 (1/2 Marathon only) 35 – 39 60 – 64
15 – 17 (1/2 Marathon only) 40 – 44 65 – 69
18 – 24 45 – 49 70 – 74
25 – 29 50 – 54 75 – 79
30 – 34 55 – 59 80+

 

Elite Athlete Program Overview

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series attracts world renowned athletes and local rising stars to compete in the series of event spanning U.S. and International destinations.

Click here for time standards for entry and benefits to one of our Rock ‘n’ Roll series events.

Click event below to view prize purse for each race in 2014.

 

Arizona Portland
Brooklyn, NY Raleigh
Chicago San Antonio
Cleveland San Diego
Dallas San Francisco
Denver San Jose
Las Vegas Savannah
Los Angeles Seattle
Montreal, Canada St. Louis
Nashville Vancouver
New Orleans Virginia Beach
Philadelphia Washington DC

 

**Please note that no elite entries will be accepted within 7 days of the event. 

 

For more information about the Elite Athlete Program and applicable prize purses, please visit our Elite Athlete Program page.

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