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Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon

Surprise! In November, I’ll be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon. Until about a week ago, I thought Nike SF would be my final race of 2015 until traveling to Austin in January. I knew that I wanted to run my first RNR race in 2016 but discovered that many of the locations I was excited about were in the fall. Rather than wait an entire year, I made the spontaneous decision to register for November 14-15. Okay, I also had extra vacation days, flights were cheap, and hotels were discounted. My boyfriend (we’ll call him B) and I decided to book a four-day trip and stay at MGM. I haven’t been to Vegas since turning 21!

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon

While B is actually a Crossfitter and loves his heavy lifting, he asked if I would run the 5K with him on Saturday. He plans to dress as Elvis. I’ll also be running my sixth half marathon on Sunday. Running both races earns me the Remix Challenge medal. I’ve never run races on back to back days. I’ve also never run a race at night, so it should be a fabulous experience. After pushing myself for Reach the Beach and Nike SF this fall, I’ve decided to treat this as a weekend of fun runs. I’ll be training but will likely include more strength classes in my schedule over the next month. I’ll chase my PR again in January. Have you run a RNR race? I’d love to hear about your experience!

Photos via Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

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  • Reply Jess

    HOW FUN and cool that you’re doing this with B! I ran this a few years ago, and it’s definitely a memorable race. I ran the Remix challenge in Phoenix at the beginning of 2015, and it was a great shake-out then race approach, plus the extra medal rocks (and rolls!). Sorry for the bad joke. Anyways, have a blast!!!

    October 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      Thank you! I’m very excited. I also figured the 5K at an easy pace would be a nice shakeout. Can’t wait!

      October 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Jess

    So much fun!!! I used to always be in Vegas for a conference when this race was going on. It’s definitely on my bucket list! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

    October 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      I can’t wait! No better place to race at night than on The Strip.

      October 21, 2015 at 4:17 pm
  • Reply Kayla

    So excited to hear all about it. RNR races are definitely on my list of half marathons to do and I’m sure Vegas will be especially special

    October 22, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I’ve done several RNR races (San Diego, Phoenix, VA Beach) and did the Remix at Chicago this summer. They are really fun races, well organized, and the extra bling from doing the Remix challenge is a nice little perk :) Enjoy Vegas!

    November 3, 2015 at 11:17 am
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      Thank you so much, Sarah! Can’t wait. Congrats again on another marathon finish :)

      November 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

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