Friday, November 18, 2016

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Recap


Hubs and I took it easy on Sunday morning. The race started at 4:30 and we needed to be to the event area by 3:30. It was close to a three mile walk from our hotel so we got dressed and headed out around noon.


We ended up stopping to eat at Pin Up Pizza and then hubs got a beer. Naturally.


We ended up meeting Kat at her hotel room to take a quick break before the fun. Kat decided to join us for the half marathon since we were going to take it easy and lots of pictures!


As we walked over to the event space we found some of the We Run Social crew! I could talk about the fun, but seriously the pictures!














After the meet up it was time to head to the starting corral. This year RnR did wave starts. We were in the Blue Corral because we had to be to New York New York by 5:30. Why you ask? We decided to renew our vows during the race!


When we started there were flames!!! It was so freaking cool!


We knew we would be near the Welcome To Las Vegas sign quickly in the first mile and we wanted pictures.





The next few miles were filled with great conversation and pictures.



We quickly approached New York New York and it was time for our vow renewal!









I surprised him with rings! 


It took about 25 minutes from when we got there until we got back out on the course. I have never seen a 30 minute mile before. The other fun thing that happened in the next few miles was we had to check in to our flight! So Kat and I decided to take some more pictures.










Checked into the flight and moving down the strip we go!





About the halfway point (woahhhhh we're halfway there! And someone yelled back!) we finally reached a point I hadn't been to before! Lots of wedding chapels and even the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop!


Hubs is trucking at the point but I was just letting him go. It was still kinda warm (in the 70s when we started) so I kept telling him to take Gatorade when it was offered.

We made it to Fremont Street which is Old Las Vegas. It was really cool!





We made the turn back towards the strip when we could finally see the marathoners. They were flying! The course has a five hour time limit for the marathon so if you are going for it, you better go! It was really inspiring to see.

As we we got closer to the finish line I just couldn't help but smile. This year has been so incredible and I couldn't believe it was almost over.


I could see the finish shoot. Tons of people cheering, lights, music heck even a Kiss cover band!


Hubs and I finished hand in hand. Just like we finished our other half together. We just barely broke three hours, but that didn't even matter. What an incredible experience!






Along with my remix challenge medal I earned my Six Strings medal for my sixth RnR half of the year.

The next day hubs and I went back down to the Las Vegas Sign and got some pictures with my medals. I brought all of my RnR medals from this year for one epic picture.





This race was everything I could have dreamed of. From actually running on the strip at night, to renewing our vows and having so much fun the entire three hours. I smiled the whole way. I was not disappointed. This race needs to be on your list. The entire weekend was just incredible.
Below is the course map map and elevation chart.



Disclaimer: I was provided entry to this race as part of the Rock 'n' Blog program. All thoughts are my own.

5 comments:

  1. Awwww! That's so fun that you renewed your vows during the race. My non running husband would absolutely NOT go for that. Lol. COngrats!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was an incredible experience.

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  2. Ahh, I love this! I've wanted to do this race since I started running. I think you've inspired it for next year!

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