Destination Race - Las Vegas Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series
Doing a race can be nerve wrecking enough, adding travel to the mix is another layer of stress. I have done a destination race before, this however was my first flight to a destination race. With that being said I wanted to be prepared.
Pack a tried and true race day outfit
Remember all your charging devices
Always bring your race fuel (Gu, Jelly Beans) and favorite race water bottle gear
Hat and/or headband
Water bottle gear
Energy Gu, Waffles or Jelly Beans
Watch Garmin, Apple Watch, FitBit etc.
Day before race:
Lay out race outfit to make sure you remembered everything
Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Triple check your devices are plugged in, before turning in, makes for a stressful race day if your devices aren't charged
Day of race:
Plan enough time to get to the race 45 min. prior to start
Put your gear on
Put your devices on
Grab your water bottle and energy supplements
Head to the race
Use the bathroom
Walk to start area
Have a fun race!!!!! ❤️
The Las Vegas Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Series was a cool experience. 4 out of 5 stars easily. I did the 10k (6.2 miles).
The racecourse got me before I even reached the start line. I fell on the in built-in road street reflectors. It was a small blessing it happened right away, to make me aware of them. I unfortunately saw a few others fall 😢. The route had entertainment which was fun and took your mind off the miles ahead. We ran through Old Las Vegas, the street where most of the wedding venues are and then the Las Vegas Strip itself. Kudos to law enforcement and race organizers on keeping traffic and tourists corralled for us.
Nice tech shirt
After race refreshments
With Vegas strip being closed it was difficult to get to the start and then back to your hotel (prepare by training 3 miles over your race distance-wish I would have known) after the race
5k the night before, better if everything was the same day
Some dark spots on the course since it’s an evening race, temp street lights were needed