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Rock ‘n’ Roll races to take center stage on Strip, downtown

Updated February 27, 2022 - 1:05 pm

After a year off because of COVID-19, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is back with the half marathon being the feature race.

The half marathon and 10-kilometer races will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, both starting on Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon and Park avenues. Runners will head south down the Strip before making a U-turn at Harry Reid International Airport and returning north.

The 10K racers finish on the boulevard between Wynn Las Vegas and Fashion Show mall. Half marathon runners then head back south toward the finish line in front of The Mirage.

The marathon has been the marquee race in past Rock ‘n’ Roll events, but organizers opted to eliminate that race this year because of the difficulty many runners had navigating some of the streets in the dark.

This also is the first time the event is in February. It had been in November, but the arrival of the Raiders two years ago to add to the Golden Knights’ presence presented a potential logistical nightmare if the race conflicted with any home games.

Contact reporter Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @markanderson65 on Twitter.

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