“We're very excited that the Zappos.com ½ of the Half has grown in popularity. This year, over 1,000 entries were added so we could welcome more walkers and runners to the newly revitalized area of Downtown Las Vegas,” said Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. “We're even more thrilled to be sponsoring the 1/2-of-the-Half finish line party at the recently opened Downtown Container Park!”
The Zappos.com ‘1/2 of a Half begins at the marathon start line, runs down the Las Vegas Strip with a finish line in downtown Las Vegas. The event features all the excitement and fanfare of race day, beginning at 3:30pm and concludes with a finish line festival at Container Park. The Container Park party will feature drink and food specials from vendors and live music at the built-in concert venue.
“Whether it’s 26.2 miles or 6.5 miles, taking over the Las Vegas Strip as a runner is an experience unlike any other,” said Kevin LaRue, Event Manager of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas. “We’re delighted to partner with Zappos again this year to offer runners a shorter distance event that really showcases the rejuvenated culture, community and economy of Downtown Las Vegas.”
For the first time in Las Vegas marathon history, last year’s event featured a new November date that proved to be wildly successful in providing a better chance at warmer weather. The unique course and nighttime start attracts thousands of participants from around the world to experience the one of a kind event with live bands at every mile, a Run-Thru Wedding for couples to elope on the go, the infamous group of Running Elvi and pre- and post-event parties throughout the weekend at Vegas’ top nightlife venues.
New in 2014 runners have the option of purchasing aVIP package to add to the ultimate Las Vegas experience. The new VIP packages, available at RunRocknRoll.com, provide three options for runners to gain exclusive marathon access throughout the weekend.
Marathon weekend begins with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo where all participants go to pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt. The ultimate running resource will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. It will feature more than 100 running and fitness retailers, exhibits and a full series of interactive clinics.
About Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas
A Competitor Group event, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will take over the world famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, November 16, 2014. Since 2009, more than $20 million has been raised for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America at the Las Vegas race and the event annually generates $165 million in annual economic impact to the region. Race participants enjoy the sights and sounds of lavish hotels, world-class entertainment and some of Vegas’ hottest music sensations performing on the course.
In addition to live bands performing at each mile along the course, the Las Vegas event is renowned for hundreds of people running dressed as Elvis. The infamous Running Elvi will rock the strip in white lycra, sequins and wigs to add their own Las Vegas flair. Every year the event also includes a Run-Thru Wedding Chapel where runners in love can tie the knot or renew their vows on the route. The finish line venue in front of the Mirage Volcano is conveniently located less than one mile from more than 15 resorts, offering runners a short walk back to their respective hotel after completing the race. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit StripatNight.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter