We stayed at MGM which was close to the race start. Using the monarail was great!
By PT about 2016
By kb about 2016
The race started in the late afternoon. It was a hot day with temperatures in the 70s at the start of the race. The temperatures dropped into the 60s after the sun set. Running up the strip was fun but that was over pretty quickly.
Plenty of hotels available near the start/finish Pretty good size expo but not close to the hotels near the start/finish Large number of port-a potties near the holding area A number of good bands on the course
Terrible, profanity riddled pre-race concert (Snoop Dogg) Late afternoon start - it was very hot with very little shade to be found Long walk to the start from the holding area Uninspiring course that doubled up on itself Some poorly lit areas where it was difficult to see ones footing Difficult for spectators to get around the strip due to numerous barricades.
By Ksw about 2014
By EMR about 2011
Running on the Strip at night was nice but the poor planning ruined the event. The merge w/ the Halfers was awful. The pre and post race area didn't come close to accomodating all the runners. You really feel that the Rock and Roll races are all about making money. I've heard the organizers have tried to address last year's debacle but who knows for sure.
First half of race is boring then you run the strip which would be great if not so crowded. Super flat course.