Thursday, November 12, 2015

Runners In Geico Rock 'n' Roll LV Marathon...Take The Monorail!

Runners participating in the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon can save their legs for the race and ride the Monorail! With the Strip closed for the big races on Nov. 15, the Las Vegas Monorail is aiming to rescue runners from logging extra miles getting to and from the start and finish lines and the three-day Health & Fitness Expo. The Monorail is the most efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the Strip during the Marathon, and they’re offering discounts up to 25 percent for multi-day passes purchased prior to Nov. 13 so it’s even easier to ride.

“We’re excited to partner with the GEICO Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon again this year and help runners ‘save their legs for the race,’” said Ingrid Reisman, vice president and chief marketing officer, the Las Vegas Monorail Company.  “We’re happy to provide runners and race enthusiasts a convenient way to navigate the Strip and race activities throughout race weekend, especially with the closure of Las Vegas Boulevard during the events on Sunday.”

The Monorail route includes a stop at the Las Vegas Convention Center, located east of the Strip on Paradise Road, the site of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo. The expo takes place Nov. 12 – 14. All runners must report to this site to pick up their bibs, t-shirts and gear check bags.

The race event schedule and locations follow:
Saturday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Brooks Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by SLS Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds:
Closest Monorail stop is SLS Las Vegas Station.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. 10K Start Line & Runner Exit:
Closest Monorail stop to start line is SLS Las Vegas Station;
Monorail stop for finish line and runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Marathon & ½ Marathon:
Closest Monorail stop for the Start Line Festival (Las Vegas Village) is MGM Grand Station,
Closest Monorail stop for finish line spectator viewing Harrah’s/LINQ station.
Closest Monorail stop for runner exit is Flamingo/Caesars Palace Station.
Strip closures begin as early as 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. 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 Single rides start at $5, with a 25 percent discount applying to all advance purchases by Nov. 12 of multi-use passes ranging from 2 to 7 days of unlimited travel. Plus, a variety of other perks are being offered to Marathon participants at properties along the Monorail’s route. Perks for individuals presenting their “Runner Perks” wristbands range from complimentary VIP entry and 1-hour open bar at Hakkasan at MGM Grand, to special spa prices at The LINQ, to 2-for-1 draft beer at Umami Burger at SLS Las Vegas.

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