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Overall Rating (76 Reviews)
3.7
(76 Ratings)  (76 Reviews)
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Run The Strip at Night This isn’t just a race, it’s the ultimate running party in the entertainment capital of the world. In the city where everything is bigger and brighter, we’ve brought you the only race where you can stay out all night and sleep all day. This party … MORE
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    lchristensen44 FIRST-TIMER '22

    My only minor issue was finding the expo inside the resort hosting the expo. The shirt fit great and had a good design. The expo had a mix of apparel … MORE

    My only minor issue was finding the expo inside the resort hosting the expo. The shirt fit great and had a good design. The expo had a mix of apparel and other stuff from a variety of vendors. I’m glad I attended the concert the night before the race. It was a full orchestra playing classic rock tunes. They were really entertaining.
    The start of the race was well organized, the water stops were organized, there was plenty of entertainment. I started around 4:30pm. By around mile 5 the sun was beginning to set and the lights on the strip started to really pop. You can get some great photos of you want to stop and do that. There are professional race photographers too.
    At the finish line there were drinks and snacks. It was a really unique experience.

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    korenann FIRST-TIMER '22

    Super fun race, a lot of waiting in line and walking at the start. There was a lot of entertainment along the course, which made it very enjoyable. You run … MORE

    Super fun race, a lot of waiting in line and walking at the start. There was a lot of entertainment along the course, which made it very enjoyable. You run every inch of the strip. It was super fun to run it at night. The finish line party was top notch!

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    rlgarcia05 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is one of my favorite races to run because it's tough to beat the energy and visual stimulation of the Las Vegas Strip at night! The field for the … MORE

    This is one of my favorite races to run because it’s tough to beat the energy and visual stimulation of the Las Vegas Strip at night!

    The field for the half was much smaller than in years past but the infrastructure in place was there to support a much bigger field. I thought the start village and walking path to the start line was much smoother than when I raced in 2019. I like the start/stop light system that is used to start races much more than the previous mass starts because it allows for more spacing between runners while you get going. The first two miles while not narrow streets, were much more narrow than usual because of road construction so not having the mass start was preferrable.

    I always enjoy the lights of the Strip as you turn back and head north toward Downtown Las Vegas. There was so many people lined up in the early part of the race so that made it exciting. The course is about as flat as can be but the road is beat up in places so I did have to keep an eye out. One of the only negatives was how dark is can get in the part of the course that connects the north end of the Strip to downtown. In a couple sections you could see that street lights were completely out which added to the darkness but in other spots that were “lit”, a couple of light towers would have been welcome.

    Overall, this race is one of my favorites just because of how big and exciting everything is. We stayed at the Flamingo which was a quick walk to the Start Village and adjacent to the exit of the finish secure zone. While the race technically finishes by the Mirage, you still have to walk to the end of Caesar’s Palace to exit the secure zone so the hotels in that area are preferrable if you don’t want to have to double-back to get to your room.

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    rlgarcia05 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    The updates to the 5K for 2022 were greatly appreciated! Having run the 5K back in 2019, I really enjoyed the new downtown course and especially finish. Given we were … MORE

    The updates to the 5K for 2022 were greatly appreciated! Having run the 5K back in 2019, I really enjoyed the new downtown course and especially finish. Given we were running the half marathon the next day, we were just looking to have an easy run and enjoy the atmosphere and the new setup was just that. The final stretch to the finish line at twilight with all the Fremont lights was fantastic!

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    AmySue FIRST-TIMER '22

    The course "Vegas Strip at Night" is what this race is all about. Completely different from any other course you have run and just "So Vegas"! Very flat and the … MORE

    The course “Vegas Strip at Night” is what this race is all about. Completely different from any other course you have run and just “So Vegas”! Very flat and the race temperature was ideal (upper 50s). Picking up the bib and t-shirts was simple, centrally-located on the Strip. The Rock and Roll running franchise knows how to carry out the details. My only beef-a big race and the startling line for the different corrals moved slowly. But a fun and happy crowd, lots of costumes-, older crowd, more women than men. Tip-don’t arrive early to the starting area-too much waiting around.

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    50StateRunner50 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Given the number of runners, the race was very well organized. Runner were organized in corrals and and escorted to the start line through the large number of pedestrians on … MORE

    Given the number of runners, the race was very well organized. Runner were organized in corrals and and escorted to the start line through the large number of pedestrians on the trip.
    This was possibly the flattest race I have ever ran. I don’t recall even a gradual hill on the course. The race started slightly before sunset and headed toward Mandalay Bay. Several runners stopped for photos between mile 2-3 at the iconic Las Vegas Sign.
    This race truly showcases the strip at night as the course ran past every Major Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard before a quick turnaround on Fremont Street. The race ended near the Mirage and Caesar’s Palace. The live music fit the vibe of the city with several DJs as well as live bands providing entertainment.
    The aid stations were adequate. The offered water and sports drinks. There was a nice Biofreeze pit stop near mile 11 as well. Volunteers were friendly and supportive. It was cool to see all of the onlookers on the sidewalks and pedestrian bridges.
    The post race offered food, drinks and adult beverages. The swag is the only reason I didn’t rate this race as a 5. The medal was adequate but seemed like a downgrade from the previous series owner’s medals. The tech shirt was long sleeve, but I wasn’t a fan of this year’s logo.
    This race is a unique even that I would recommend to anyone that can make it to.Las Vegas.

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    Jollybrits REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is the one and only time that the Las Vegas Strip is completely closed so that alone made for a unique experience. The race started at dusk so it … MORE

    This is the one and only time that the Las Vegas Strip is completely closed so that alone made for a unique experience. The race started at dusk so it was fun watching the strip come alive as we ran past the brightly lit buildings. It was a flat course though I did need watch my footing at times to ensure that I was not tripped by cracks in the road. There were plenty of bands along the route as well and DJs to keep everyone motivated. The weather in Nevada in February is nice and cool which makes for an easy run.

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    sftblleco13 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Overall I liked this race, but would not do it again. The expo was good, bib pickup was easy, and there was plenty of (fairly pricey) merch. There were so … MORE

    Overall I liked this race, but would not do it again. The expo was good, bib pickup was easy, and there was plenty of (fairly pricey) merch. There were so many people both at the expo and in the race. Way too many in each “corral” and they were not spaced out enough. The course was so busy with all of those people (I heard 14,000 or so, but don’t know the official count), making it harder to get into a groove with plenty of weaving throughout the whole race. The course was flat, with plenty of entertainment and lots of bright flashing lights. The medals were pretty, but small. There was plenty of food and drinks after the race, but some items were already gone by the time I finished.

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    vltr.jonas FIRST-TIMER '22

    Prime location to enjoy the sights of Vegas. Atmosphere, runners, and volunteers made for a great event. Staging was step up well, but really made for a tough start, shuttled … MORE

    Prime location to enjoy the sights of Vegas. Atmosphere, runners, and volunteers made for a great event. Staging was step up well, but really made for a tough start, shuttled to the first staging area 45 minutes before race start then moved to pre race staging for 30 minutes meant standing around in the crowd of runners for about 45 minutes minimum, hell on the legs standing around that long. Course was very flat and very fast, road was in a little need of repair in some areas and saw quite a few people trip due to how or deceptively uneven asphalt. Mile markers were missing in some areas or just hard to see which made pacing a little tough. Live bands and DJs throughout the course made it fun, as well as the spectators lining the strip. All in all, a very fun event with roughly 18,000 runners for the half and 10k this year.

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    honlde FIRST-TIMER '22

    We started at 4:30 during the light, but as the race progressed it got dark. Cool experience running through the closed down and lit up strip. For the massive amounts … MORE

    We started at 4:30 during the light, but as the race progressed it got dark. Cool experience running through the closed down and lit up strip. For the massive amounts of people, it was well run. Plenty of people budging up into earlier corrals which is annoying. I didn’t get bottlenecked at all though. Corral colors didn’t seem to be overly enforced. Plenty of volunteers and water stops. I was in an earlier corral so I didn’t have to stand around as long, but don’t go early if you’re in a later corral, or you’ll stand for 1.5 hours before you run. I’ve determined I’m more of a scenery runner than urban. It was cool, but just the preference I’m learning about myself. Tech shirt and medal were nice and themed. I’m not a big fan of the “Vegas experience” though this was a bucket list item for the sake of trying it out. Bottom line is that it’s definitely a one and done race for me. 3 days of constant second hand smoke is not for me. I’m congested and hacking but not because I’m sick. The air quality outside even stinks like smoke. It’s a flat easy course. My time reflected the difficulties training in my home state during the winter and not the course.

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    Tailhook007 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I’ve run several Rock n Roll races and this is by far the best organized with the best band and man made scenery!… San Diego has the best natural views! … MORE

    I’ve run several Rock n Roll races and this is by far the best organized with the best band and man made scenery!… San Diego has the best natural views! There were over 25,000 runners but there was more than ample volunteers and fans along the route.

    If you’re looking for a great experience and race memories… run RnR Las Vegas!

    Bring your phone to capture all the sites from running on the strip!

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    aweiler FIRST-TIMER '22

    Over all it was a great expo, and great pre/during/ post run entertainment. It was very chaotic at the start line, but understandable with the number of participants. The start … MORE

    Over all it was a great expo, and great pre/during/ post run entertainment. It was very chaotic at the start line, but understandable with the number of participants. The start time was about 30 minutes prior to when we actually started which made it challenging to get warm and stay warm prior to running.

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    emelia.pitlick REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I loved finishing on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas! The route was flat as a pancake, had 1 water stop and is a great excuse to visit Vegas. I … MORE

    I loved finishing on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas! The route was flat as a pancake, had 1 water stop and is a great excuse to visit Vegas. I ran the half in 2019 and nothing beats running on the strip, but the 5k is a great way to experience a bit of Vegas lights.

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    emelia.pitlick FIRST-TIMER '19

    I LOVED this race. I didn't "race" it, but enjoyed the scenes, people and craziness that is Las Vegas. The course is pancake flat and was well-lit in 2019. The … MORE

    I LOVED this race. I didn’t “race” it, but enjoyed the scenes, people and craziness that is Las Vegas. The course is pancake flat and was well-lit in 2019. The swag and the expo was like any other Rock n Roll event- packed with great stuff.

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    kparks521970 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Very congested run, so many people. Stood in corral for the start for over 45 minutes. I really don't know what can be done with the number of racers to … MORE

    Very congested run, so many people. Stood in corral for the start for over 45 minutes. I really don’t know what can be done with the number of racers to improve this. It was kind of cool to run the strip at night. After finishing the race you had a long walk just to get out of the shoot.

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    jfickler FIRST-TIMER '19

    Awesome ambiance, loved the end of the race for the strip, miles 14-22 were very boring and slow. Night run which was tougher than normal Weather: 75 in the beginning, … MORE

    Awesome ambiance, loved the end of the race for the strip, miles 14-22 were very boring and slow. Night run which was tougher than normal

    Weather: 75 in the beginning, low 60s to end… NICE!

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    cubsfrog29 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I was super excited for this race. My sister and I came in from Minnesota and Florida for it. There were some good parts of the race. Running on the … MORE

    I was super excited for this race. My sister and I came in from Minnesota and Florida for it. There were some good parts of the race. Running on the Strip at night under all the Vegas light was something out of a dream, but it was a bit discouraging for being in the back of the pack. Water stations and food stations were being torn down before getting to them. Some lady downtown Las Vegas came out of her house and gave me a cold bottle of water. I don’t know if she’ll ever read this but that lady was my Las Vegas Angel. Being on the Strip was great, the medal was nice, but overall it didn’t live up to what I thought it would be.

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    marxbk18 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    It is hard to beat running down the Vegas strip at night. If you aren't used to night races this one may be a bit more difficult. I loved it. … MORE

    It is hard to beat running down the Vegas strip at night. If you aren’t used to night races this one may be a bit more difficult. I loved it. You start toward the end of the strip then run out of the strip area then turn around and run the length of the strip toward Downtown. You make a few turns until heading back down about half of the strip. RNR always has great medals and decent shirts. This really is a fun race to run and it makes for a great vacation.

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    mikeyseymour FIRST-TIMER '19

    Running on the Las Vegas Strip at night was a lifetime memory for me. There are so many positives about the race: the amount of correspondence ahead of time was … MORE

    Running on the Las Vegas Strip at night was a lifetime memory for me.

    There are so many positives about the race: the amount of correspondence ahead of time was good. I knew what to expect and wasn’t inundated with emails.

    The expo was fairly large, very well organized, and a fun experience.

    The starting corral was simple and efficient. There were tons of port-o-potties to take care of business ahead of time, then you find a pacer at your preferred pace and stick next to them. Then you meander a ways (a mile maybe) to the starting line. There were waves to start so I could run my pace after mile 1.

    The course itself has some absolutely amazing parts. About half the marathon is on the Strip. Having Las Vegas Blvd closed to all cars was surreal. It is such a cool way to experience the Strip. The course was well marked and had plenty of water/gatorade stops. They had some fuel options as well with potatoes around mile 8ish, bananas at 19, and gu packets at several points. I brought food, but one could easily run the entire race completely on the fuel and hydration provided. The course is largely flat, with some hills in the second half of the race with bridges. My only complaint about the course was the lack of excitement factor for most of the second half of the marathon. There are some pretty blah neighborhoods to run through and the worst stretch was almost 3 miles (miles 21-24) of running through a giant parking lot. That’s a stretch where keeping your head in the game is tough under perfect conditions, but laps around a parking lot made a tough stretch even more difficult.

    If you are really just looking for an authentic Vegas experience, I recommend the half as the entire course is either on the Strip or a small part running downtown. Much of the full marathon course off the Strip was out and backs on lifeless streets. With all the u-turns, I would not recommend this course if you’re looking for a PR. They are momentum killers.

    The finish line is organized. You get your medal then keep walking as you get various other goodies like food, hydration, etc. The finish line is by the Mirage and you get to the end of the exit chute between Caesar’s and Bellagio.

    It was such an awesome experience! I am so happy I did it!

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    diverdude0075 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The organizers put on a great show! The swag was average and although the medal was a little small for both the half and full marathons they were nicely designed … MORE

    The organizers put on a great show! The swag was average and although the medal was a little small for both the half and full marathons they were nicely designed and very blingy! There was an army of police and volunteers covering the full marathon. I never felt unsafe nor worried about my wife’s safety. Plenty of nutrition was provided along the course as well. The terrain itself was all pavement and concrete with just a very small section of smooth gravel/dirt. The concrete and pavement though changed slightly at many interfaces. It made for sore knees for my wife and my ankles and feet ached. No tripping hazards just felt hard on the joints. This could also be due to thus being my first marathon in 20 years! The bands were all awesome! They really motivated me and sounded good and loud! My wife’s only complaint other than knees for her half marathon was waiting and trying to get through the water stops, due to congestion. I didn’t have this problem on the full. Overall it was a fun town to race in but I probably wouldn’t try to PR here. The full had a lot of turn-arounds a too.

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