The Las Vegas marathon is now in its 38th year and is the 17th oldest of all
continuously-held marathons in the world.
The weather is usually perfect for running with starting temperatures of
around 38 degrees F. (3 to 5 C.) and rising to 55 to 60 F. (13 to15 C.).degrees
by noontime. The air is dry and the courses are considered "very
fast" as they have a net elevation drop of 237 meters in the full marathon
and of 177 meters in the half marathon. Many hundreds of runners come each year
simply to qualify for the Boston Marathon on the fast marathon course.
Las Vegas participants come from all 50 of the United States and more than
30 countries. For 2004 we are expecting about 8,500 participants between the
events including more than 600 from 9 provinces of Canada.There will be around
50 runners from Germany and France and 150 or more from Great Britain.
Of course, there is the attraction of a visit to the "Entertainment
Capital of the World", Las Vegas. Come to experience our world-class
hotels and casinos, dining, shopping and entertainment as well as the beauty in
the desert southwest of the USA.
Withing a short driving distance of Las Vegas are the magnificent Grand
Canyon, the national parks of southern Utah and, of course, the beaches of
Las Vegas, Nevada 89180
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