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Where can I run ?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Grandad, Jan 23, 2017.

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  1. Grandad

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    Not me but my Son who will be in Vegas next week runs 10/15 miles regularly and wonders where can he go to have a run preferably without cross overs etc. We are staying at the Bellagio. Is there a college track or a park to which he could have access. Does he need a bus or taxi to take him off the strip ? Your thoughts please would be most appreciated.
     
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    I've seen plenty of early morning joggers using the strip. That being said, you have to contend with running on pavement / sidewalk and multiple intersections. Face it, the strip is not designed for running pedestrian traffic so much as ambling pedestrian traffic. Here's this...

    http://www.joggingroutes.org/2010/12/las-vegas-strip-usa.html
     
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    If you have a car, I'd go off strip somewhere personally. I have run the strip multiple times, if he gets up early before the crowds it's not too bad really. There is no route on the strip where you can avoid the crossovers. I have also run Koval and Paradise to stay on street level. More recently I've just logged some miles on the treadmill while in LV.
     
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    There is nothing better than running the strip! There are plenty of runners out every morning. Love seeing people still going hard from the night before while out running.

    Other than that, probably need a car.
     
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    Back when I was running (before I hurt my knee and got fat again), I ran the strip and loved it in the morning. The foot traffic on the Bellagio side is better in my opinion. I usually started at Mandalay Bay and headed North, then doubled back. Also Mandalay bay had a 1/2 mile path around the pool complex that was nice in the morning as well. It was partially shaded which was a relief cause we were there in July.
     
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    UNLV's track is down Harmon. Was open to public unless things have changed or a practice going on. My son ran there several times during a visit.
     
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    I also run about 10-15 miles a day and in fact will be in Vegas during the same time period. Lately, I have either been using UNLV's track, which is open to the public and easy to access from the Strip (about a mile or so due east of Bellagio) and also an 8-mile loop around McCarran Airport, with additional miles put in a the adjacent (southeast of the airport) Sunset Park.
     
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    Thank you one and all... Good information , several choices. I'll wave him off whichever way he goes. Thanks again for you input.
     
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    In the past when staying at the Wynn I was able to run out Sands (east) and back and then around north on the strip to get several miles in without too much cross traffic. when staying at the Orleans or Gold Coast, it is easy to just run around the property and another couple of blocks to pick up some short mileage. next week we will be at Caesars and I plan to try a run on the strip in that area and if that is too crazy to move into the fitness center to run on the treadmill.

    as others have said, running early makes all the difference
     
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    I've gone from north strip to downtown and back a few times. Once you're north of the mall I don't think there are any crossovers and it's not bad at all as far as traffic. Nice way to see downtown too if he hasn't been.
     
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    My son would take off at 6 in the morning (from Paris), run down the Strip- head east on Tropicana (by MGM) & then over to UNLV. He headed west again & I believe came back up past Ellis Island area (might have been a street over). Then into Strip again on Flamingo Rd & south again to Paris. I believe he took the same basic route when he was there for work last year (only he was staying at Encore that time). Seems like his circle starting at Paris ended up at 8 miles.
     
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    Love the dichotomy Chef....you're part of what makes Vegas so unique....run 10-15 miles yet also a "Resident Buffetologist"....similar to Vegas' grit and glam...instead, decadence and discipline :)
     
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    Thanks Multifarious. This fall, I'm signed up to run a 100-mile race here in Illinois. That about 12,000 calories burned.
     
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    I meant its on kudos, it wasn't snarky. I don't think you thought I was being snarky, but just in case....online makes tone hard to judge, so I just wanted to make sure you knew it was a genuine compliment...not dry.

    Though, kind of depressing 100 miles is 12k calories! Seems like it should be more.

    Bottomline, GREAT job, and have a blast on your next trip!
     
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    No, I loved what you had to say my friend. That's an extreme compliment to me.
     
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