Las Vegas Monorail Provides Only Strip Transportation During Geico Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

 

 

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL PROVIDES ONLY STRIP TRANSPORTATION DURING
GEICO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LAS VEGAS MARATHON

Monorail Stops Provide Access to Start, Finish Lines for Races
During Strip Closures

Once again, the Las Vegas Monorail will be the only Strip transportation option available during the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon, which will close Las Vegas Boulevard South when it takes place Sunday, Nov. 12.

Year after year, thousands of runners and spectators attending the Marathon and its four days of events rely upon the Monorail for getting to and from the start and finish lines of the weekend’s races. The Monorail also has a station at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is the site of the Marathon’s three-day Health & Fitness Expo, Nov. 9 – 11. As the most efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the Strip during the Marathon, the Monorail offers discounts up to 25 percent for multi-day passes purchased prior to Nov. 6, making it even easier to ride.

The race event schedule and locations follow:

Thursday, Nov. 9, 3 – 7 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Friday, Nov. 10, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

Saturday, Nov. 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:

  • Closest Monorail stop for the start and finish line is SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. 

Sunday, Nov. 12, 3:55 – 6  p.m. GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 10K:

  • Closest Monorail stop to start line is SLS Las Vegas Station Hotel & Casino.
  • Monorail stop for finish line spectator viewing is Harrah’s/The LINQ station.
  • Closest Monorail stop for runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 4:30 – 10 p.m. Marathon and 1/2 Marathon:   

  • Closest Monorail stop for the Start Line is MGM Grand Station.
  • Closest Monorail stop for finish line spectator viewing is Harrah’s/The LINQ station. 
  • Closest Monorail stop for runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.

Strip closures begin as early as 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Roads re-open as runners clear, though the finish line section will not re-open until 2 a.m.

Marathon runners and spectators may purchase exclusive discounted Monorail passes online at https://tickets.lvmonorail.com/Marathon2017/. Single rides start at $5, with a 25 percent discount applying to all advance purchases by Nov. 6 of multi-use passes ranging from 2 to 7 days of unlimited travel. Beginning Nov. 7, runners and spectators can save $4 off a 2-day pass and $5 off a 3-day pass at that link, or by entering the promo code RUN4 ($4 off 2-day pass) or RUN5 ($5 off 3-day pass) at tickets.lvmonorail.com.

Plus, a variety of other “Runner Perks” are being offered to participants at properties along the Monorail’s route, ranging from special ticket prices on KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand, to 50 percent off adult day admission to The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade, to 2-for-1 draft beer at Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL
The Las Vegas Monorail provides a quick and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, linking riders to world-class restaurants, shows, shops, day/nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. In minutes, Monorail riders can travel the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable and clean environment – without the hassles of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system includes seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SLS Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to purchase tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com; or pick up a Monorail Magazine, available at all Monorail stations.

About GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon
The GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon will take over the world famous Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night, November 12, 2017, along with a 5K at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, November 11. Race participants will 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 entertainment along the course, the Las Vegas event is renowned for hundreds of runners dressed as Elvis, known as the Running Elvi. Every year the event also includes a Run-Thru Wedding where runners in love can tie the knot or renew their vows. The finish line venue in front of the Mirage Volcano is conveniently located less than one mile from more than 15 hotels, offering runners a short walk back after the race. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Las-Vegas and follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL FAN FEST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE D LAS VEGAS

 

GOLDEN KNIGHTS ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL FAN FEST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE D LAS VEGAS

ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE


Official Team Mascot Presented by GEICO to be Unveiled During Event

 

Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, September 25, details of an inaugural Fan Fest in partnership with the D Las Vegas ahead of the team’s inaugural season.

 

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 6-8 p.m. PT on Tuesday, October 3 outside of the D Las Vegas at the 3rd Street Stage, located in Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street Experience. In addition, the Golden Knights mascot will be unveiled to the public for the first time presented by GEICO.

 

Fans will have the opportunity to interact with players as they walk the red carpet under the Viva Vision canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, and be part of the official introduction of the Vegas Golden Knights to Las Vegas. The red carpet will begin at Casino Center and conclude at the 3rd Street Stage.

 

In addition to walking the red carpet, each member of the team including the coaching staff will be formally introduced on stage by team broadcasters Dave Goucher and Shane Hnidy, who will emcee the festivities. Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley, the D Las Vegas CEO Derek Stevens, Vegas Golden Knights Head Coach Gerard Gallant and Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz will also be in attendance to support the kickoff of the inaugural season. The Vegas Golden Knights promo team will be present to take part in the fan celebration.

 

the D Las Vegas is the official Downtown Las Vegas casino partner of the Vegas Golden Knights, and will host viewing parties all season long at LONGBAR. It lives on Fremont Street Experience, a true destination within a destination. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and is home to the world’s largest single video screen, Viva Vision, as well as SlotZilla, a unique urban zipline attraction which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy.

 

The Fan Fest is open to the media, please RSVP with Alyssa Girardi if you plan on attending (agirardi@vegasgoldenknights.com).

 

ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:

The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

 

ABOUT THE D LAS VEGAS:

the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE:

Fremont Street Experience, a seven-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” a multi-sensory walk-through experience, inspired by AMC’s hit tv series “Fear the Walking Dead™.” With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.