Four years ago, the Las Vegas Marathon appeared on its last legs due to financial woes.
This year, the race will actually have to turn people away. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, which includes a more popular half-marathon, sold out over the weekend, reaching its cap of 44,000 runners three weeks ahead of the Dec. 4 race date.
San Diego-based Competitor Group, which took over the race in 2009 and owns all the Rock ‘n’ Roll events, said 38,000 runners will take to the Strip for the half-marathon, with another 6,000 in the marathon field. One major reason for the huge response was the event’s move to an evening race, putting it under the Las Vegas Boulevard lights on a Sunday night.
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