Snoop Dogg Headlining Rock 'n' Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:18:50
Snoop Dogg. Running. Las Vegas. A good cause. A unique marathon held at night!
Snoop Dogg will headline the Rock 'n' Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas on November 14 through 16, 2014. Snoop Dizzle will perform on Sunday during the pre-race concert at 3PM, prior to the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America taking over the Las Vegas Strip at night.
"Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas has proven over and over again to be one of the biggest and most anticipated running events in the world," said Josh Furlow, EVP of Global Events for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. "We are thrilled to continue this legacy in 2014 by announcing Snoop Dogg, one of the most legendary, chart-topping artists of the past two decades, as the headliner for this year's festivities."
RNRLV is the only running event to be illuminated by the neon lights on the Las Vegas Strip. Each of the marathon and half-marathon courses run down both sides of Las Vegas Boulevard, featuring everything from the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas"' sign to the Fountains of Bellagio with the finish line at the base of the Mirage Volcano.
The unique course and nighttime start attracts thousands of participants from around the world to experience the one-of-a-kind event with live bands at every mile, a Run-Thru Wedding for couples to elope on the go, the infamous group of Running Elvi and pre and post-event parties throughout the weekend at Vegas' top nightlife venues.
This is no boring ass marathon! This is a Sin City marathon!
Weekend activities begin with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo where all participants pick up their race number, gear bag and t-shirt. This ultimate running resource will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. New in 2014, festival weekend will include the inaugural Rock ‘n' Roll 5k presented by SLS Las Vegas on Saturday night where runners can take on the Remix Challenge; running two events and potentially garnering three medals in one weekend.
As the event's official charity, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will return with the Team Challenge half-marathon training program. Over the now six-year history of the Rock 'n' Roll event in Las Vegas, more than $20 million has been raised for CCFA through the Las Vegas race to find a cure for the 1.4 million Americans living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
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