If you missed our webinar on “Making the Most of Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas”, you just got lucky! Marc Devereux, Vegas hotel veteran and Director of Hotels at Competitor Group, shares the inside scoop on hotels, restaurants, and VIP runner perks. The webinar is available for viewing online but here is the runner’s digest version!
Booking Your Hotel
Marc recommends booking through the travel portion of the website titled; “Book Hotel”. The rates and location are listed directly on the page and reserving online takes you directly to where you can get receive the partner hotel discount.
Getting To and From the Airport
Taxi: The easiest way to and from the airport; but only take The Strip during the day, traffic is crazy at night!
Hotel Shuttles: These won’t take you to every single hotel but will go to 3 or 4 stops and get you closer to your destination.
Health & Fitness Expo
The Expo hosts a vast collection of running catered vendors made available to participants and the general public. Marc recommends going on Friday if you can to avoid crowds and come back on Saturday to do more shopping if you want.
*Located at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year
Pre & Post-Race Parties!
Check out the full webinar for more tips on the best restaurants and dress codes for the clubs! For a detailed list of all pre and post race parties; visit the Entertainment section of the Strip at Night’s website.
TAO Nightclub at The Venetian – Pre-race party on Friday and Saturday. Must show invite for complimentary entry which is included in your race swag bag.
LAVO Nightclub at the Palazzo – Post-race party with an open bar from for runners from 11pm-12am. Complimentary entrance found in your race swag bag.
Pre-Race Pasta Party – Mix and mingle with other runners the day before the race. Be sure to purchase online, tickets are not sold at the door!
Pre-Race Brunch – 11am on race day at Mirage Hotel & Casino. Be sure to purchase online, tickets are not sold at the door!
Race Day Tips
The Start Line is located across from Mandalay Bay, about a mile from the center of The Strip. The optimal way to get there depends on where your hotel is located. If you are a guest at The Mirage, Wynn, or Venetian, they will have shuttles going to the Start Line. The Monorail is also a good option to take down to MGM then walk to the Start.
NO CABS – says Marc. With road closures traffic will bottle neck and make the experience more stressful.
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