Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Sunday, February 26, 2023 • Las Vegas, NV • Course Map

Set for its 15th annual running in 2023, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon takes runners on a fast and mostly flat, out-and-back run through the streets of “Glitter Gulch,” with most of the race unfolding along the famed Las Vegas Strip.

It also features a “1/2 of the Half Marathon,” a 6.5-mile race that starts on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Mandarin Oriental and Hard Rock Cafe and finishes at the Best Western Plus in downtown Las Vegas.

Runners in both the full and the half marathons will share the same starting line, and will stick together for the first ten miles of the race.

In the past couple of years, the race starting time was moved to the early evening instead of in the early morning hours — 4:30 PM for the full marathon and the half marathon, just as the sun was starting to set. There will be a time limit for runners out on the course — the full marathon time limit is 5 hours, while those running the half must finish the race within 4 hours.

Along the race route, runners will get to take in all of the lights, glamour and glitz that Las Vegas has to offer, as they pass by casinos like the Bellagio, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, the Mirage, Treasure Island and the Wynn Casino, which lies next to the Wynn Golf Club.

Runners make the turnaround near the northern end of Las Vegas Boulevard and near some of the classic casinos like the Golden Nugget before heading back onto Las Vegas Boulevard for the return route back to Best Western Plus and the race finish line.

Runners interested in taking part in the race should enter as soon as they can, as the race typically fills up in most years — more than 20,000 runners and wheelchair competitors cross the finish line in both races combined each year, with more than 20,000 of those finishers completing the half marathon alone.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the southern corner of Nevada, just over 260 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Las Vegas typically sees February temperatures that average between 41°F and 66°F. Thanks to its location in an arid basin within the Mojave Desert, the area receives very little precipitation, averaging about two-thirds of an inch for the month.

On the day of the race (Feb. 26), the average low is 47°F and the average high is 65°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

see event website


  • $130 and up for the half marathon
  • $69 and up for the 10K


To reserve your spot in the winter 2023 running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas  Half Marathon, 10k, or 5k race, register online at the event website below.

Official Race Website


Ever run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments box below.

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8 comments… add one
  • Julie Van Oss November 16, 2019, 4:31 pm

    This is the most REDICULOUS thing I’ve ever heard of! I came to Las Vegas on vacation with specific plans for specific days. This is a once in a lifetime trip for me. Shutting down the strip street all day for traffic will not allow me and my friend to attend previously booked and planned events due to the marathon going on all day!!! No forewarning was given of the marathon when we made plans, bought tickets for events and this wastes a valuable day for us. I have never heard of a marathon going on at any other time but very early morning so that traffic can resume at a decent time. Are you going to make this up to me??? It would take thousands of dollars to repay us for this serious INCONVENIENCE! This is awful. You’ve ruined part of my vacation! It is unthinkable to close the strip for a day!

  • JOY CAUDO November 2, 2018, 5:50 pm


    I am registered for the half marathon, and due to unforseen circumstances will be flying into Las Vegas late Saturday night 11/10/208. Will there be race day bib pick up? I wont make it to the expo in time to pick it up.

  • Cathy Staley November 25, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Where can I see my race photos?

  • KayLene Heller November 18, 2015, 10:26 pm

    My # for race this year was 74312. I’ve been waiting for email to look at pictures of me from race. I only ran this 1 race in my life. I’m excited to see pictures & want to order some for my acheevment. Can you please help me find them . Thank you so much!!!!

  • Kristyan Zhei August 2, 2015, 9:19 pm

    Please sent the correct address location of start for the half marathon at 4:30p and the finish. Also, I may be arriving by taxi and a pick-up by cab if I am able I think that is a plan for myself. “Plea Dew” send advice kz

  • Matt Bentley May 26, 2015, 11:23 am

    I tried using the MEMORIAL promo code because the website said it was valid thru 5/27 but it is saying it’s expired. Anyone have problems with that? If so, how can I get it? Anyone else pumped?

  • Linda Ware May 5, 2015, 11:29 am

    Is there an age requirement for the half marathon?

    • Terrell Johnson May 5, 2015, 12:02 pm

      Hi Linda! Good question — here’s the answer from the RNR Las Vegas official site: “You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon. You must be 10 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 8 years old to participate in the 5K.”


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