LAS VEGAS MONORAIL PROVIDES ONLY STRIP TRANSPORTATION DURING
HUMANA ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LAS VEGAS MARATHON & ½ MARATHON
Monorail Stops Provide Access to Start and Finish Lines for Races
During Strip Closures
Once again, the Las Vegas Monorail will be the only Strip transportation option available during the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. The Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon event gives participants a one-of-a-kind nighttime running experience as the only private event to close Las Vegas Boulevard at night. The largest event on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series tour will take place on the Las Vegas Strip at night on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16 – 17, 2019.
Year after year, thousands of runners and spectators attend the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon and its four days of events, relying 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 events three-day Health & Fitness Expo, held on Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 14 – 16.
The race event schedule and locations follow:
Thursday, Nov. 14, 3 – 6 p.m. – Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Friday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Friday, Nov. 15, TBD – VIP Party*, On The Record, Park MGM
*VIP Ticket Required
Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Health & Fitness Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. – Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by Brooks, Las Vegas Festival Grounds:
- Closest Monorail stop for the start and finish line is SAHARA Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. – Headliner Concert featuring Kesha, Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Sunday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. – Start Line Festival, Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon Ave & Audrie Ln
Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:50 p.m. – Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 10K, Las Vegas Boulevard at Sahara Las Vegas
Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:30 p.m. – Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon, Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon Avenue and Park Avenue:
- Closest Monorail stop to start line is SAHARA Station.
- 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. 17, TBD Time – Run Thru Wedding, Welcome to Las Vegas Sign (mile 2.2)
Sunday, November 17, – “Come as You Are” Post-Race Parties*:
- The Ice Rink at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (4 p.m. – closing)
- Drais Night Club, The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (10 p.m. – closing)*Runner perks wristband and ID required for access
Strip closures begin as early as 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. Roads re-open as runners clear, though the finish line section will not re-open until 2 a.m.
Marathon runners and spectators receive an exclusive 25-percent discount on Monorail passes online at https://tix.lvmonorail.com/rocknroll2019 on all advance purchases prior to Wednesday, Nov. 13. 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.
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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 SAHARA 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
About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
As part of Wanda Sports Holdings, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia™, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.