• Juan J. Arrieta

3 key reasons I signed up for the RnR Las Vegas Half

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro by going to https://www.bibrave.com/bibravepro. Find more race reviews like this one at www.bibrave.com.

The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 17th at 4:30pm.

Scenic and unique fast course

When I first heard and read about this race, practically the first thing that caught my attention was that the race course is on the actual Strip, at night, with all the lights and neon that Las Vegas is so famous for. I saw photos with the first corral lined up with the front runners hitting their initial strides just as fireworks go off signaling the start, and I imagined being in that crowd, with all the noise and excitement surrounding me. The added fact that the course is known for being a fairly flat and fast course also made it intriguing, representing a possible opportunity to PR the half distance. So, when I think about great and unique running scenarios, this one has got to be at or near the top of the list, and it is definitely one that I am eager to experience.

Unique late Sunday afternoon start allows for concert and fun

The start of this race is late Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm, which during this time of the year in Las Vegas practically matches the projected sunset time. Not only will that add to the appeal of running the course and help make the conditions more favorable for running, but it also makes it easier for us participants to attend and enjoy the concert that is part of the race festivities and being put on Saturday night at 7pm. This way, we can have fun at the concert and still have not only an entire night to rest from it but also all of Sunday morning and part of the afternoon as well to be ready for the race. The featured artist on the concert will be Kesha and I'm really looking forward to listening to her music.

Meeting fellow BibRave Pros

It is always a unique experience to have the opportunity to not only meet but also run an awesome event such as Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas with other BibRave Pros. We generally interact with one another quite a bit on social media, such as during our weekly Twitter BibChats on Tuesday evenings. However, it is not often that we get to meet face-to-face and run together, as we live literally all over the world, so being able to experience this with a few of them will definitely make it a special weekend for me.

Sign-up info

Interested, but haven't signed up yet? You're still in time to do so! Simply click on the following link: https://www.runrocknroll.com/las-vegas to check out additional details about this race and register. As a bonus, you can use code 19RNRBRP16 for a $16 discount at checkout---such an awesome deal!

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