The Las Vegas 5K™ is one of the most exciting destination 5K races in the country. Make the Las Vegas 5K™ your excuse to visit the City of Sin this spring. You may even hit the jackpot with a new 5K personal best on our smokin' fast, out n' back course that takes runners past the world famous "Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas" sign (professional photo opps available). We're all in! Are you?
When: Saturday May 11th, 2013
Where: Start/Finish - Town Square Las Vegas - 6650 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 89119 North West Parking Lot - MAP IT
Time: 8:00 AM
Entry Fee: $35
Charity Partner: YMCA of Southern Nevada
Course: Las Vegas Blvd. | Easy - Flat - Fast | 100% Asphalt | Out n' Back | View Course Map - CLICK HERE
Pre Race Expo/Packet Pick-Up: Packets can be picked up in advance at the Las Vegas 5K™ Pre-Race Expo hosted at the Silverton Hotel and Casino (Veil Event Pavilion) - MAP IT
Expected Attendance: 2000 Participants | 750 Spectators | 50 Vendors
The Silverton Hotel and Casino (Veil Event Pavilion) will play host to the Las Vegas 5K™ Pre Race Expo, showcasing a wide variety of active lifestyle vendors. Come check out special promos and offers the day before the big race. Additionally, the Las Vegas 5K™ Packet Pick-Up will be held during the Pre-Race Expo.
When: Friday May 10th, 2013
Where: Silverton Casino | Veil Event Pavilion - MAP IT
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Q: What time should I arrive to Town Square on Race Day?
A: It's highly, highly, highly recommended that you arrive to Town Square at 6:30 A.M. The South Las Vegas Boulevard street closure will begin at 7:00 A.M. sharp. You will not be able to travel South or North on Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road to Sunset Road starting at 7:00 A.M. To view the Street Closure Map, CLICK HERE.
Q: What if I can't arrive to Town Square until after 7:00 A.M. on race day.
A: South Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed Southbound and Northbound from Sunset Road to Russell Road from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. After 7:00 A.M., there will only be access to Town Square via Las Vegas Boulevard, south of Sunset Road. To view the Street Closure Map, CLICK HERE.
Q: When and where is Pre Race Expo/Packet Pick-Up?
A: Friday, May 10th from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Silverton Casino inside the Veil Event Pavilion - 3333 Blue Diamond Road Las Vegas, NV 89139 - MAP IT
Q: Is it mandatory to attend the Pre Race Expo?
A: It's not mandatory but is highly recommended and appreciated.
Q: What if I can't make it to the Pre Race Expo/Packet Pick-Up?
A: You can pick up your runners bib the day of the race at the check-in table. We recommend getting to the venue by 6:30 A.M. if you are picking up your runners bib the day of the race.
Q: What am I picking up at the Pre Race Expo/Packet Pick-Up?
A: Your event give-away and runners bib.
Q: Can I pick up somebody elses packet?
A: No. You must present a valid ID and can only pick up your own packet.
Q: Do I get a t-shirt for entering the race?
A: No. We give all 5K entrants a choice of an event give-away. However, you can purchase the Official LV5K Limited Edition race shirt at the Pre Race Expo.
Q: Can I get my event give-away and bib the day of the race?
A: Yes, you can pick up your event give-away the day of the race at the Ryno Running tent.
Q: Will a gear check be provided on race day?
A: Yes. Note: You will have to sign a waiver releasing Ryno Running and the Las Vegas 5K™ of any liability for your personal belongings.
Q: How do I get my picture taken infront of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign mid-race?
A: The "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" is located at the halfway point on the Las Vegas 5K™ course. As you are running the race and approaching the sign, we ask that you begin merging to the right where the sign parking entrance is located. Enter the sign parking entrance and simply get in line for your picture opportunity. If you are serious about your finishing time or going for a personal best, we recommend that you pass on this photo opportunity. To view the Photo Opp Directions, CLICK HERE.
Q: Do I have to take my picture infront of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign?
A: No. This photo is optional.
Q: How will this race be timed?
A: The LV5K uses Chronotrack B-Tags. The B-Tags are located on the back of your bib. IMPORTANT: To ensure that you receive a finishing time, do NOT fold your bib in any direction.
Q: Are the prizes based on gun time or chip time?
A: All prize winners are based on gun time.
Q: Will there be merchandise for sale?
A: Yes, there are certain vendors that will be selling merchandise so don't forget to bring some cash if you are interested in purchasing products.
Q: How do I get to Town Square?
A: 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89119 - MAP IT
Q: Can I do practice runs on the course prior to the event?
A: No way Jose! The LV5K course requires a complete road closure and is not safe to run until the race takes place. You're more than welcome to do some positve visualization though.
Q: How do I access the LV5K Virtual Swag Bag?
A: You will receive a welcome email by VirtualRaceBags.com on May 10th.
Q: Are there corrals?
A: Yes. There are 3 corrals (in order)...the elite runner corral, the non-elite corral and the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign picture, takin corral.
Q: Are strollers allowed?
A: Yes. However, all participants with strollers will be directed to the back of the starting line for precautionary safety measures and as a courtesy to the elite runners