LAS VEGAS -- The 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon returned for its 11th year on Sunday, November 17, 2019, with runners participating in the 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run on the famed Las Vegas Boulevard. The world’s largest nighttime running event serves as the only private event to shut down the Las Vegas Strip at night. The weekend of events has welcomed over 35,000 runners of all levels for a combination of music, running and everything the Las Vegas community has to offer all culminating on Sunday night.
The marathon and half marathon races started near MGM Grand and passed by all the must-see Vegas sights including the iconic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, Paris Hotel’s Eiffel Tower, and the Fountains of Bellagio, before finishing at the foot of the Mirage Volcano. The on-course experiences in Las Vegas are endless and unique, including a Run-Through Wedding, where hundreds of pre-registered couples got married or renewed their vows during a group ceremony, running to the finish line together as newlyweds. Notorious for its impressive medal designs, the event is more than just a race, it’s a running and entertainment festival weekend. Exclusive runner perks, parties and entertainment are offered all weekend long including a pre-race headliner concert that has previously featured The Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock, All-American Rejects, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Snoop Dogg. This year, Kesha toke the stage after the Saturday night 5K as the event’s first female performer.
And once again, the men's winner of the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Marathon was Thomas Rivers Puzey of Flagstaff, Arizona who won the marathon last year.