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Las Vegas' Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Moved, With Good Cause

Posted: Jun. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Rescheduled to launch November 17th, the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is receiving a major overhaul to improve security and reconfigure the course. The change is aimed at clearer weather and greater turnout. Hopefully the sudden change from its traditional December launch wont confuse contestants, who may no longer be able to attend.

A new date, a reconfigured course and improved security were among changes that Las Vegas Rock `n' Roll Marathon organizers outlined Thursday for an evening race that they say drew more than 30,000 entrants last year to the neon-lit Las Vegas Strip.

Competitor Group executive Adam Zocks and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman referred to the Boston Marathon bombing in March, telling reporters that race officials are working closely with Las Vegas police to ensure the safety of race participants and spectators during the 26.2-mile race on Nov. 17.

It starts and finishes on Las Vegas Boulevard, within walking distance of more than a dozen large casino resorts.

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