Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fast Break

Running a marathon just turned into a party


Let's be honest here. 

Bending over for the dice and throwing them down the craps table is not a workout. And while your dance moves are getting pretty good (not this good), binging at the buffet cancels them out, too.

If you're gonna stay in shape for the pool parties, you're gonna need to lace up and go for a run. May we recommend the upcoming Strip at Night: Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon.
You could run the full marathon looping around the airport, but why show off when there’s a half-marathon and 6.2-mile half-of-the-half marathon through downtown and The Strip? Trust us, even if you're fitness-challenged, there will be more than enough distractions to get you to the finish line.

In addition to "cheer squads" and live local bands serenading you along the route, you could be part of history. Vegas will attempt to break a world record for the number of running costumed Elvi (the plural of Elvis, not elves). Among the Kings of Rock 'n' Roll will be your usual runner's riffraff in neon jumpsuits, from Santas to snowboarders.
Fuel up with a pre-race pasta party or gourmet brunch (sorry, Elvi, no peanut butter banana sammies). Or run on a high of love after getting hitched in the first-ever three-minute run-through wedding ceremony.
And a pre-race concert from All-American Rejects is just the beginning, with your race credentials earning you free VIP access to open bar events at local clubs from LAVO to Chateau.
Racing bibs: clubbing attire we can get behind.

Strip at Night: Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
Sunday, November 17
Starts at Luxor, 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., The Strip
Price: $80-180 here

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