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Vegas Marathon!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by ILoveDonuts, May 11, 2012.

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  1. ILoveDonuts

    ILoveDonuts Newbie

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    I've decided I am going to run the Vegas Marathon 2012. Too bad they moved up the starting time. Guess they can't call it "Strip At Night" anymore.

    Time to get new running shoes and start training.

    Life is good. Take it in STRIDE!
     
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  2. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    If interested, do a search as there was a recent post about the Vegas Marathon as it received terrible reviews. My wife debated about running the 1/2 marathon but opted not to after reading the thread.
     
  3. ILoveDonuts

    ILoveDonuts Newbie

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    With the fiasco of 2011, I am sure the organizers are going to learn from their mistakes and try harder this year. Plus Zappos probably doesn't want to be embarrassed that way again.
     
  4. slimmy28

    slimmy28 Low-Roller

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    I am planning to run the half myself.

    Although it was a fiasco last year, I have heard through many different outlets that the organizers have made a ton of changes. Of course, until it goes off without a hitch (or as many hitches as last year) we can't guarantee that they have made enough changes. I have faith that it will be better though.

    Good luck and have fun to those who run.
     
  5. bdg626

    bdg626 Low-Roller

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    i ran the half last year and it wasn't too terrible but perhaps because it was my first organized race, i had zero expectations. the first few miles were a bit hectic avoiding slower runners that moved up corrals (i was in 9), but after that i settled into my pace and it wasn't too terrible.

    i enjoyed it so much that i'll be back this december :beer:
     
  6. agirl

    agirl Low-Roller

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    Wow, the course time limit for the marathon is 4 1/2 hours, that is much lower than normal for other marathons.
     
  7. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    I ran the full marathon last year and didn't think I would do it again, but here I go back at it. I reviewed the changes they made in the not only the course, but in how the start and finish lines will be facilitated and where they are located. It makes much more sense now. Even with a 3:00 start time, we'll haves some night-time running. In fact, I like going from daylight to dusk to darkness.
    I really think the race organizers will be doing all they can to avoid the 2011 fiasco.
     
  8. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    For those who ran last year, do you remember if there was packet pick-up on race day? How late did they stay open on Saturday? The times are not posted for the Expo yet and I want to book my flights on this current SW sale.

    I don't remember from last year.
     
    I need one more trip to up my frequent flier level
  9. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    there was but you have to pay extra... i think it was $50 if i remember correctly
     
  10. Onlyoneoklahoma

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    Did I read that there is a 4:30 course time limit? That is insane and I think I will stay away from the full until I am fast!
     
  11. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Last year, they also had a 4:30 cutoff and it was not enforced.
     
  12. sco5123

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    How long did it take you guys? how long is it?
     
  13. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    My time was 3:49, which I was happy with considering the crowded conditions and the fact I hadn't did a marathon for several years.
     
  14. bighead1970

    bighead1970 High-Roller

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    Are you talking about showing or growing??
     
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