- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
Expo: It's your standard large race expo feel, but amped up a bit with all the merchandise for purchase. I could've easily dropped some major cash, but I was trying to be responsible. I do recommend getting there early as it did get busy about two hours after it opened, and it made it hard to navigate the area with official merchandise. Also, check your corrals before leaving the bib pickup area, as if you need to change, you will need to loop all the way back around and cannot backtrack.
Start Line: RnR recommends using the monorail, as. result everyone was on the monorail. It's still the best option for ALL the races since the strip is shut down and traffic is horrible. But do plan to spend 45ish minutes traveling on the rail. For the 10k, you would take the monorail to SLS station, walk through the casino and immediately be at the start. There wasn't a lot signage, but it was daylight and on the middle of the street so it was hard to miss. For whatever reason, they were not checking bibs for proper corrals so paces were mixed in together. But it did start on time which is always great. Also, please note that due to a different start location and time, 10k participants do not get an opportunity to see the headliner concert.
Course: Plenty of aid stations and entertainment. Roads were properly blocked off and secure. Since this is the shorter distance of the day, there are more people who are out just having a good time, so if you're there for a PR or for a serious run in general. Try to start in the front to avoid this. The race heads to downtown and immediately loops back towards to the strip. It's flat, with plenty of things to see, and hear, but it does have the least amount of strip views in comparison to the other distances ( you do still finish at the exact same spot though). About halfway through the 10k is moved to the right and shares the side with the marathoners. But in theory, if you're on target with the race's minimum pace, you will not be impacted by any elite marathoners and it will remain full with only 10k participants.
Post Race: I like snacks. Beautiful strip views, water, Pringles, and heat sheets... need I say more?
Overall: Great race experience and a really good introduction to the RnR Vegas weekend. Running the 10k just made me want to push for the half marathon next time!