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2008-10-22 3:14 PM

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What's the elevation like.  I've been to Las Vegas before, and can only think of the course being fairly flat.


2008-10-22 3:19 PM
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Have not done it, but have heard from others that it is pretty flat.  The website has an elevation chart and actually a video, if you are truly bored.

My friend who has done it the last 3 years said, that it is slightly downhill through the strip and out (about 5-6 miles), then slightly uphill for about 7-8 miles, but not hugely noticeable.  Says he had to increase effort to keep same pace, but not huge climbing.  And then slightly downhill coming back.

He added that it was windy 2 of 3 years.

Hope that helps.

You going to go to the Pasta dinner?

2008-10-22 3:59 PM
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He added that it was windy 2 of 3 years.

 x2 on the possiblity of winds.  My wife has been in this even a few times.   In 2003 the route was straight north from Jean for the majority of the run and there was a good 25+mph headwind the whole way. 

2008-10-23 9:21 AM
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toddg - 2008-10-22 1:59 PM

He added that it was windy 2 of 3 years.

 x2 on the possiblity of winds.  My wife has been in this even a few times.   In 2003 the route was straight north from Jean for the majority of the run and there was a good 25+mph headwind the whole way. 

They don't use that route any more, the Last 3 years have been the "New" LV Marathon... you run up the strip now.

Here's the elevation Map from 2005, (the course has changed but not by much):

 

Elevation Chart
2008-10-23 1:54 PM
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^^^^ That elevation looks as my friend described it.  Slightly downhill, slightly uphill, slightly downhill ^^^

BTW, here is the info on the Pasta Party, I think the wife and I will hit up.  Sounds kind of gimmicky, but WTF?

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At midnight tonight, the Vegas Marathon will hold its first of three weekly drawings to win a pair of tickets to such celebrated Cirque Du Soleil spectacles as Ka, Mystere or Zumanity. The world famous Cirque Du Soleil is set to make a special appearance at The Las Vegas Marathon All-You-Can-Eat Pasta and Elvis Karaoke Party at Mandalay Bay from 5:00pm to 7:30pm on December 6. To celebrate, everyone who purchases their Pasta Party tickets prior to our weekly drawings is automatically entered to win. So register now for the Pasta Party and you???ll have three chances to win.

People are still raving about the food at last year???s event and the chefs at Mandalay Bay are cooking up an even more mouth-watering menu for us to carbo overload!!! And at just $35.00 per person including tax and tip, the Las Vegas Marathon All-You Can Eat Pasta Party is sure to sell out. Click here to reserve now http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1637185

 

2008-10-24 4:17 PM
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Not going to Pasta dinner.    I ran the last of the old course Marathons from Jean to some park in Las Vegas.   First 9 miles were a slight climb (barely noticable) though the wind was bothersome.

So this is my first time running up the strip and around LV proper.  Should be fun.



2008-11-07 6:23 AM
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I'm running the half. Do both events start at the same time/place?
2008-11-07 11:51 AM
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Everyone starts at the same time... runs up the strip, then there's a split downtown...

 http://www.lvmarathon.com/fileadmin/lv_assets/2008_Marathon_Half_2.JPG 

BE CAREFUL at the split... many people missed it last year and went the wrong way!

 

2008-11-09 6:13 PM
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I'm running the full this year.
I was talking with one of the staff in a local running store in Maple Grove,MN and they said that the year she ran there was a distinct shortage of Biffy's and that guys were just stopping and finding a wall to pee against.

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