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Las Vegas Fun: Rock N Roll Marathon

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This weekend we went to Las Vegas for a quick trip to the Silver State. If you have never been to Las Vegas, let me tell you that it is a destination filled with fun, excitement and bliss. I wanted to share some of the highlights from our trip with you. The weather was chilly this weekend with highs in the 50’s, which may not be cold to you, but to this California girl, it means I pull out the boots, scarves and heavy coat.

Las Vegas Rock N Rock Marathon

So many events take place every week in Las Vegas. In fact, I had just missed Food, Fight Write which ended the day I got there, but hope to make it next year.

One of the most striking images from this weekend, was this shot from the famous Las Vegas Strip.

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That’s the world famous Las Vegas Strip completely blocked off to traffic to set up for the Las Vegas Rock N’ Roll marathon.

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The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon benefitting the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America was held this weekend. As part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Weekend, more than 43k runners rocked the strip at night on Saturday for the inaugural 5k and on Sunday for the half marathon and marathon.

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Mario Lopez rocked the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 of the 1/2 and finished with fans who ran over to take selfies with him.

Macklemore performs in Las Vegas

Macklemore performs in Las Vegas

Runners were treated to musical performances by Chromeo at the 5k finish line and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the marathon & half marathon start line festival. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon)

What a great event for a great cause. For more information visit the Rock N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon website.

 

There were many highlight from our trip, which I will share soon. I am off to get some morning coffee.

How was your weekend?

SignaturePhotos from Btyan Steffy reprinted with permission

Akaleistar

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

This looks like so much fun! It's great that the race benefits a good cause :)

Raquel

Thursday 20th of November 2014

Agreed Ashley!

Tamara

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

I went to New Jersey this weekend which was not nearly as fun! The weather looks so great there! My brother lived in Vegas for 11 years.

Raquel

Thursday 20th of November 2014

Oh sorry NJ was not fun. Did your brother like it there?

Ann

Monday 17th of November 2014

Any reason to go to Vegas can't be bad. Did you go as a participant or as an observer? I'll bet the concerts were great too!

Raquel

Monday 17th of November 2014

I went as an observer Ann. I love walking but I am not a runner. I admire those that do. Yes, I love Vegas. :)