1. THE RUNNER TAKEOVER
There is no better feeling than being a part of a massive weekend. 40,000 people from 50 states and 64 countries, all coming to run–and take over–the famed Las Vegas Strip at Night.
2. THE STRIP
Whether you’re riding in a taxi from the airport, walking the sidewalk from casino to casino, or reveling at it from atop the High Roller Wheel, there is nothing in the world like this 4.2 mile stretch of neon beauty.
3. THE HOTELS
15 of the world’s 25 largest hotels wrap the Strip, housing over 150,000 hotel rooms. And the best part? They know darn well it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon weekend.
4. THE ENTERTAINMENT
Britney Spears? Check. Cirque du Soleil? Check (7 of them). Seeing the crazy costumes people run in? Check, and free.
5. THE FOOD
Rated top-ten in the country for great food, and for good reason. Pick any top celebrity chef and they’ve got their name on something in Las Vegas. Into wine? There are more master sommeliers in Las Vegas than Los Angeles and New York City combined.
6. THREE DAY HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
It’s the biggest (and longest) Expo Rock ‘n’ Roll puts on, and for good reason—it’s your first stop of the weekend! 100+ vendors, epic merchandise, and photo opportunities galore to get the weekend party started.
7. THE T-SHIRTS
Dark colored to embody the night races, but bright designs to reflect the Las Vegas neon lights, these are t-shirtsyou need in your collection.
8. THE SATURDAY 5K
The perfect distance to shake out to on Saturday night, and to get the friends and family involved who are tagging along for the weekend.
9. THE RUNNER PERKS
We’re putting together a bigger and better than ever list of Perks for you in 2016. Look forward to exclusive participant offers on dining, entertainment, nightlife, and shows to help amplify your race weekend–all unlocked by the wristband you receive at the Expo.
10. THE START LINE CONCERT
What other race can you get treated to a massive headliner concert from a 70 ft long stage with 30,000 of your closest friends, BEFORE you run?!
11. THE START LINE EXPERIENCE
The “pre-race jitters” are different here. The community is tremendous and as you cross the line, fire shoots into the sky. YES.
12. RUNNING PAST THE WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS SIGN
Your iconic Las Vegas tour starts before you hit the first mile marker as you run past the famed sign. Snap a selfie on the move, or jump into the photo area to line up the perfect shot.
13. THE COURSE ENTERTAINMENT
Local musicians and DJs lining the course with one goal in mind—to keep you pumped up from start to finish! All genres are covered, and they get into it!
14. THE RUN THRU WEDDING
Keep your eyes peeled on course for hundreds (yes, hundreds) of couples tying the knot or renewing their vows ON THE RUN! Only…in…Vegas…
15. THE RUNNING ELVI
The king of rock is well-represented each year in the form of hundred of white lycra-clad runners taking on the Strip at Night like the superstar himself. ROCK. ON.
16. RUNNING THROUGH DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
Where Las Vegas all began. Staying true to it’s neon roots despite incredible gentrification, the vibe & energy is amazing!
17. THE MIRAGE VOLCANO
Not only are you finishing in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, but the Mirage volcano is erupting just to your right. If you’re lucky, your finish line photos will literally be on fire.
18. THE FINISH LINE
We bring the nightclub to the finish line, with lasers, lights and tunes to celebrate your epic achievement. See it all come together here in 27 seconds!
19. THE MEDALS
Words don’t do them justice…just take a look at the below, close your eyes, and imagine the feeling of crossing the finish line and being crowned with one of these like a running king or queen.
20. THE REMIX CHALLENGE
Those willing to take on the challenge of running back to back nights (Saturday 5K and Sunday marathon, ½ marathon or 10K) will be rewarded—heavily.
21. WALKING AROUND LAS VEGAS WITH YOUR MEDAL(S)
Wear them loud, wear them proud, wear them wherever the heck you want! You earned it.
Now, share this with your friends! The marathon and 1/2 price increases on August 2, so the clock is ticking! Use code RUNMEGANRUN for $15 off the half or full marathons!
(Originally posted here from Run Rock'n Roll)