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