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Get Ready To Run: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Takes To The Las Vegas Strip

Last updated: November 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm. Posted by in Bally's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio Las Vegas, Spas and Salons, The Cromwell, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Get Ready To Run: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Takes To The Las Vegas Strip.

Stretch out those thighs, hamstrings and calves because the Geico Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is ready to take over the Las Vegas Strip, bringing with it runners, supporters and lots of specials. Oh and did we mention that supermoon that will be visible Sunday night into Monday morning?

So lace up your Sauconys because we’ve got a lot to cover.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Las Vegas Strip

Road Closures

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (and its 10K and half marathon) is the only race to take place on the Las Vegas Strip. Events start on Nov. 12 but the big races are Sunday, Nov. 13. That means road closures. If you’re a participant, supporter or just a random visitor wondering who all those people in shorts are, here’s what you need to know about driving on and near the Strip:

  • The southbound side of the Las Vegas Strip from Flamingo Road to Spring Mountain Road will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday.
  • Additional portions of the Strip will close between noon and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Strip will be completely closed by 2:30 p.m. It will re-open in phases starting at 7 p.m. and be completely opened by 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14.
  • The road closures are not confined to the Strip, so check out these handy lists to be prepared.
  • During the race, the easiest way for pedestrians to cross the Strip is to use the pedestrian bridges located at where Tropicana Avenue, Harmon Avenue, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road intersect with Las Vegas Boulevard.


The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has a slew of entertainment lined up for the race weekend including: Ozomatli (Nov. 11), The Walter Show (Nov. 12), Kissed Alive (Nov. 12), Snoop Dogg (Nov. 13) and various acts along all the race courses. Plus, this is Vegas, so we have world-class shows in hotels up and down the Strip, whether you need to “Work B**Ch” with Britney Spears to get your heart pumping or you want to make those post race aches disappear watching the magic of Mat Franco. And if you still believe in carb-loading before a race, we’ve got plenty of pasta spots for you.

Where to Watch

Our favorite way to enjoy the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is relaxing with a drink in Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas. What can we say, we’re relaxers not runners, but we still want to cheer on those who take up the challenge. Beer Park’s outdoor second floor location provides perfect views of the race, a hefty selection of beer and plenty to nosh on while you’re cheering on your favorite runner.

Post Game

It’s all about recovery and relaxation after the race. Luckily there’s a Las Vegas spa steps from the race’s finish to help you with that. Runners at the Finish Line VIP Party can enjoy complimentary massages under the Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. If you’re not doing the VIP experience you can still enjoy discounts on special massage treatments for runners at The Spa at the LINQ, Flamingo Spa and Bally’s Spa.

Oh, and remember that supermoon we mentioned? Here in Vegas, one of the best times to see it will the night of Nov. 13 into the morning of Nov. 14. So after you finish up with the race, stay up all night and morning celebrating and be on the lookout for the giant moon reaching its crest at 5:52 a.m. You’ll then be able to hashtag your Vegas photos #stripatnight and #supermoon.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Specials

The majority of these offers can be redeemed by showing your Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Runner Perks wristband, but some are redeemable only online using the provided promo code.

Bally’s Las Vegas

  • At the Bally’s Spa, book the Marathon Recovery Massage with customized pressure and stretching and receive an aromatherapy complimentary upgrade ($20 value). A 50-minute massage is $110. Available Nov. 12 – 14 only.

Caesars Palace

  • 2-for-1 well drinks at Vista Cocktail Lounge.
  • $20 off regular reserved seats for select performances of Absinthe. Use promo code CON20 online or at the box office.

The Cromwell

  • Free entry until 1 a.m. into Drai’s Nightclub (Thursday through Sunday).
    20 percent off weekend brunch at GIADA.

Flamingo Las Vegas

  • The Flamingo Spa is offering a treatment tailored for runners:
    The Runner’s Relief, which includes the application of soothing lotion to feet and legs followed by a full body sports massage and gentle stretches. The treatment is $120 for 50 minutes or $185 for 80 minutes. The spa treatment is available Nov. 12 -14
  • $10 off general admission, VIP or Pink Circle tickets to X Burlesque using promo code XBUMIL. Valid Nov. 7 – 20 only.
  • $10 off general admission tickets to X Burlesque University using promo code XBUMIL. Valid Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 only.
  • $10 off general admission, VIP or Circle of Trust tickets to X Comedy using promo code XCMARA2. Valid Nov. 10 – 20 only.
  • 20 percent off at Margaritaville.
  • 15 percent off food and beverages at Carlos ‘n Charlies.
  • 10 percent off food and beverage at Center Cut Steakhouse.
  • The Flamingo is offering 10 percent off at these retail locations: Essentials To Go, Destinations, Wine & Spirits and Promenade.

Harrah’s Las Vegas

  • Save up to $20 per ticket for Million Dollar Quartet using promo code MDQ20 online or at the Box Office. Maximum of four tickets.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino

  • Receive $25 off the following special marathon services at The Spa at The LINQ:
    50-Minute Runner Relief Pedicure ($80), 50-minute Marathon Recovery Massage ($150.00) and 110-minute Marathon Recovery Massage ($270).
  • Save $25 on premium and preferred seating tickets to Mat Franco using the promo code SAVE25.
  • Save $20 on preferred tickets to Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas using promo code SAVE20 online or at the box office.
  • 10 percent off at the following retail locations: Wine and Spirits, Essentials, Studio Fashion and Accessories. Electronics, My Flat in London, Brighton and entertainer merchandise not include in this offer.
  • Free Signature Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade with the purchase of an entrée at Hash House A GoGo.
  • $3 Miller Lite and $5 Fireballs Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar.
  • 10 percent off a tattoo at Club Tattoo.
  • 10 percent off fresh squeezed cocktails at Squeeze.

The LINQ Promenade

  • 50 percent off an adult ticket day admission to the High Roller. Use the promo code HRROCK16.
  • Buy one and get one free well drink or Bud Light Draft at Brooklyn Bowl. Limit one per visit and must show race bib or race credentials to redeem.
  • 20 percent off at Amorino.
  • Half off a taco platter at Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar.
  • $10 off open bar at American Beer & Cocktails.
  • One bottle Ethos water, one oatmeal and one banana for $7 at Starbucks.
  • Free chocolate bar with any purchased sundae at Ghirardelli.
  • Buy one cupcake and get one cupcake free at Sprinkles.

Paris Las Vegas

  • 2-for-1 tickets to the Eiffel Tower Experience. Valid Nov. 10 – 20 only.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

  • Get exclusive prices to Britney Spears – Piece of Me for Nov. 11 – 12 using promo code BRITRNR online or at the box office. Tickets start at $60. Max of four tickets.
  • Buy one ticket and get one free to Crazy Girls, Sin City Comedy and Burlesque, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, Murray: Celebrity Magician and Everybody: Boy Band Review.


  • Get two tickets for $99 to Rock of Ages. Use the promo code 2FOR99 online or at the box office. Max of four tickets.


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