The Rock ‘N Roll Las Vegas Marathon will be held on Sunday. The half marathon starts at 4:30 p.m. and the new half of the half marathon begins at 3:30.
Locals and people from all over the world take part in the event.Participants get to run down the iconic Las Vegas strip at night. Safety is extremely important this year because many people will be thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings. Timothy Kelly, the President of the Las Vegas Track Club, says uniformed officers and bomb sniffing dogs will be everywhere. He says it will be the safest place in Las Vegas.
The marathon is taking place in November this year instead of December. This is so it doesn’t interfere with crowds in town for next month’s National Finals Rodeo.
Road closures and more information are located on the marathon website.