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explore Run Rock &Roll The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half is for people who like to party, Sin City-style. By Ivy Lamb ★ LAS VEGAS It's nighttime in Las Vegas and the dazzling, multicolored lights of the hotels and casinos make the Strip look like a shimmering desert mirage. But instead of the usual crush of traffic, thousands of runners - and the sound of rock music - fill the street. Every year, the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon takes over the city for an entire weekend. With a fitness & health expo, exclusive access to shows, restaurants, and more at a discount, this is more 176 AUGUST 2014 usairwaysmag.com than just a one-night race - it's the ultimate experience. Local bands play at every mile, a brigade of runners dress up as Elvis, and a late start time make this a race unlike any other. It might seem unusual to run a marathon at night, but consider the perks: You not only get to bask in the bright lights of the Strip while you run, you also have more time to enjoy the legendary Las Vegas entertainment scene because you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn for the race. (That's why participants also get access to pre- and post-race parties at some of the most popular clubs in town.) Another plus? At night, there are more spectators to cheer you on. "The Las Vegas marathon masquerades under the guise of a running event, but really, it's a mobile party," says Bob Babbitt, cofounder of Competitor Magazine and one of the leaders of the "Running Elvi." These extra-festive impersonators set the mood and cheer on others with crazy costumes and a boombox in a stroller that http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Best Cultural Sites
Great Escapes: RIU Hotels and Resorts
Style Spotlight: Beach Wear
Golf: Wyndham Championship
Diversions: Stargazing
Connections: Everybody's Business
Gear Up: Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Vancouver
Great Tastes: Bonefish Grill
Special Section: Orange County, California
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Special Section: Celebrate Opera
To Your Health: Lumiday and Luminite
Special Section: Newport News, Virginia
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Great Dates: Las Vegas Marathon
Special Section: Women's College Coalition
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

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