The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas is ‘going all in’ on new race weekend experiences including moving the three-day Health & Fitness Expo to the Strip at Resorts World Las Vegas, which also signed on as the expo’s presenting sponsor.
The Health & Fitness Expo, where runners pick up their race bib, explore interactive exhibitors, shop event merchandise, and enjoy non-stop music and live entertainment, kicks off race weekend on Thursday, February 24.
The reimagined #StripatNight weekend experience takes place on February 26-27 with the downtown 5K and Encore Entertainment featuring Symphonic Rockshow on Saturday, February 26, and the half marathon and 10K on Sunday night, February 27.
“The Health & Fitness Expo’s high-energy and entertainment sets the tone as we welcome runners and walkers to Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas race weekend,” said Nicole Christenson, Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Las Vegas Race Director.
“We wanted to bring that excitement to a new venue on the Strip. We seek out the best of the best experiences for our race, and the all-new Resorts World Las Vegas will bring something to our Health & Fitness Expo and race experience that participants have never seen before.”
Opened on June 24, 2021 as the Strip’s newest property in over a decade, Resorts World Las Vegas… ‘blends the technology and luxury appeal of an urban contemporary resort with the traditions and details of the international Resorts World brand.’
The resort features over 3,500 guest rooms and suites, a next-generation gaming floor, extensive food and beverage options, a 5,000-capacity theatre, distinct nightlife venues, a curated retail collection of designer and boutique shops and more.
Taking over the Las Vegas Strip at night, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas will feature a mid-Strip finish line, prominent DJ placement and live-feed race footage streamed on Resorts World Las Vegas’s West Tower on one of the largest LED building displays in the US, measuring 100,000 square feet.
Also new this year is the Saturday night downtown 5K course that runs along the neon lights of Fremont East Entertainment District ,and the Fremont Experience, followed by an immersive performance by Symphonic Rockshow at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center.
Additionally, the Sunday night start line will feature new corral activations and curated entertainment, along with a new route for the 10K that allows the course to begin at the Start Line Festival area with the half marathon runners.