Menu Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas To Start At Night

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Mar. 8, 2011
  • Updated May. 14, 2013 at 7:20 AM UTC

Unprecedented event expected to draw more than 30,000 runners for two races on December 4.

Shutting down the Las Vegas Strip for a road race in December was no small task. Shutting it down after hours to play host to the first ever nighttime start for the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is unprecedented.

Some 30,000 runners from all over the world will take over Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, December 4, shutting down the neon-lit Strip in epic and laying claim to being the World’s Largest Nighttime Running EventTM.

The full marathon will begin at 4:00 pm and the half marathon will start at approximately 5:30. Field sizes will be limited and time limits will be enforced for both races.

For more information, visit There will be a special 48-hour registration promotion for the event beginning today. After the two-day special, registration will reopen to the public on May 31.

“It has truly been a feat to close down Las Vegas Boulevard on a Sunday morning each of the past two years and now we are doing the impossible by closing down the entire Strip at night, taking this event to the next level,” Peter Englehart, CEO of Competitor Group, said in a press release. “We believe the unique experience that we’re going to deliver on the Strip at night makes this race so much different than any other and our goal is to put this event on the global ‘bucket list’ of races for runners around the world. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on the Las Vegas Strip at night, what could be better than that?”

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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