Las Vegas tourism officials OK spring marathon on the Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourism officials have approved a second Las Vegas marathon to be run beneath the glittering marquees of the Strip.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday authorized spending $150,000 to promote the race on the first Saturday in April, beginning in 2021.

Officials say the main difference between the new Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and the one run in November is that it’ll occur on a Saturday night instead of Sunday.

This year’s marathon, half-marathon, 10 kilometer and 5 kilometer races are this weekend.

Organizers say more than 40,000 people from 50 states and 86 countries registered for races a year ago.

The marathon and half-marathon begin and end on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com