Posted by: Joe English | January 21, 2009

News: Las Vegas Marathon becomes next Rock N Roll Marathon

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Marathon

LAS VEGAS – As we previously reported late last week, the Competitor Group, owners of the Rock N Roll Marathon series, have acquired the Las Vegas Marathon. The Las Vegas Marathon will become the next stop in the growing Rock N Roll Marathon series.

Today Competitor Group announced that online registration has opened for what will be the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon powered by to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. The race, is scheduled for December 6, 2009, and Competitor Group expects that it may draw over 20,000 runners in its first year.

“Partnering a world-class running event with world-class attractions will make this experience unlike any other,” said Adam Zocks, General Manager. “Las Vegas is synonymous with ‘rock and roll’ and we’re excited to create a signature event in one of the preeminent destinations in the nation. We’ll place live bands, cheerleaders and themed water stations at each mile along the race course and entertain participants in true Las Vegas style.”

Both the full and half marathon courses are currently planned to start together on Las Vegas Boulevard with the finish line adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Online registration for each race is open at

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will be the official and exclusive charity of the Las Vegas event.

“We are confident that the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s partnership with the Competitor Group for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon will further elevate awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and raise much-needed funds for patients suffering,” says Staci Brown, National Director for the Foundation. “With over 1.4 million Americans living with the chronic and debilitating pain of Crohn’s and Colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, involvement in this energetic event will allow the Foundation to tap into new markets and reach new heights in its awareness-building and fundraising efforts.”

“We know Las Vegas will be a phenomenal event,” added Zocks. “The start and finish line on the strip will lend the same grandeur to this course as our participants feel when running along the oceanfront boardwalk in Virginia Beach, past the historic Alamo in San Antonio and through Music Row in Nashville.”

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas will become part of a national series of ten musically themed marathons and half-marathons. The series, which originated in San Diego, includes events in Phoenix, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, Virginia Beach, San Jose and San Antonio.

For more information or to register for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon, please log onto

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