Changes announced for Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Joyce Lupiani & Stacey Gualandi
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman joined race officials from the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon today to talk about this year's marathon.
A press conference at noon today made several announcement including information about a date change, route changes and information on the expected economic impact from this year's marathon.
Mayor Goodman told those gathered that she sleeps well at night because she is not worried about security but that she is asking for everyone to be vigilant on race day.
She also told attendees that organizers have been working on beefing up security and increasing the number of officials that will be on alert during the marathon.
One of the winners in the 2010 marathon said that the running community will not be deterred or live in fear.
Last year, more than 30,000 entrants participated in the marathon and more than $4 million was raised for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.
Runners from all 50 states and 40 countries traveled to Las Vegas to participate.
The marathon has been held in the past the first weekend of December. This year, it will be moved to Nov. 17.
According to an economic impact study, the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon produced more than $183 million in total economic impact, including $96 million in direct visitor spending.