The Mile-High City welcomed more than 7,500 registered participants for the 10th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon
Tommy Rivers Puzey (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Heather Bray (Amsterdam, NLD) take top spots in the marathon; Tyler Day (Flagstaff, Ariz.) and Brittney Feivor (Scottsdale, Ariz.) win the half marathon
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 17, 2019) - Approximately 35,000 registered runners from age 12 to 78 took to The Las Vegas Strip for the 11th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & -Half-Marathon. The biggest and best night running event in the world gave runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run under the lights of the famed Las Vegas Boulevard, serving as the only private event to shut down The Strip At Night.
Photo Credit: Sean M. Haffey & Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Donald Miralle for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
In the marathon, Tommy Rivers Puzey (Flagstaff, Ariz.) took first-place, clocking a time of 02:28:04. Jacob Krolick (Canyon, Texas) was second with a time of 02:31:25 and Meng-Tsung Chu (Colorado Spring, Colo.) followed in third place finishing in 02:32:09. Heather Bray (Amsterdam, NLD) was the women’s champion with a final time of 03:13:00 with Emily Rollins (Franklin, Tenn.) next behind her at 03:19:42 and Jennifer Creps (Hilliard, Ohio) rounded out the podium in 3:25:11.
In the half marathon, Tyler Day (Flagstaff, Ariz.) took the crown with a 01:03:48 effort. Harvey Edward Nelson (Flagstaff, Ariz.) earned second with a time of 01:03:55 while third-place went to Patrick Rizzo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with a time of 01:07:15. Brittney Feivor (Scottsdale, Ariz.) won the women’s race with a time of 01:13:20. In second-place was Angie Nickerson (Cedar City, Utah) in a time of 01:17:25 and Jessie Vickers (Portland, Ore.) rounding out the podium with a time of 01:17:46
The weekend of running kicked off on Saturday evening with the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K presented by Brooks. Participants of all distances, along with their family and friends were treated to an unforgettable performance from GRAMMY-nominated and Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter, Kesha when she took to the Finish Line Festival stage following the 5K presented by Brooks.
Live coverage of today’s event was made available exclusively on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Facebook page. The race broadcast included a pre-race show, as well as live coverage of the half marathon. Visit here for a replay of the event.
Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party atmosphere. Uptown Funk a Bruno Mars tribute band kicked off Sunday’s race day with a concert in the Start Line Village. Several local bands, including Groove Kitty, Holes and Hearts, KISSED ALIVE, Rat Soup, Jane N The Jungle performed live on band stages along the route interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations.
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About Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & -Half-Marathon
For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. The pinnacle event of the series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & -Half-Marathon, is the biggest and best night running event in the world. The busy Las Vegas Strip closes to traffic once a year for the 35,000 r participants from around the world to have a one-of-a-kind nighttime experience complete with music, lights and entertainment stationed along the course. The marathon and half marathon races start near MGM Grand and pass 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 get married or renew their vows during a group ceremony and then run 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 will take the stage after the Saturday night 5K as the event’s first female performer. RunRocknRoll.com.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.
About The IRONMAN Group
As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia™, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit Ironman.com.
About Wanda Sports Group
Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and IRONMAN, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.
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