2nd Rock And Roll Marathon Coming To Las Vegas

Spring Race Will Start In 2021

Mitch Kelly
November 13, 2019 - 6:29 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Runners rejoice! A second Rock n' Roll Marathon will be coming to the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday gave unanimous approval for $150,000 in funds for a springtime race that's scheduled for Saturday, April 3rd, 2021.

The original Rock n' Roll Marathon happens this weekend. The big marathon happens on Sundaym with other races occuring on Saturday, along with a 5K leading up to the big run.

The Las Vegas portion of the Rock n' Roll Marathon series has been among the most popular in the series, and has been a big money generator for Las Vegas during a previously slow time of the year.

Race organizers say that in 2018, more than 40,000 people from all 50 states and 86 countries registered for the event .The overall impact for this year's event is expected to generate more than $214 million for the local economy.

It also means lots of road closures for the Strip and downtown throughout the weekend. Get a full list of Sunday closures by clicking here.