Friday, November 9, 2018


The time has come - another crazy weekend of racing, and this time we're calling it #Dirt2Strip. 3 Races, 2 States, 2 Days.

If you've been around my corner of the InterWebs for a while, you may remember similar shenanigans revolving around past Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas weekends. We've found that it works well because the evening races in Vegas easily allow the possibility to double up with additional morning races (especially when SoCal flights to Vegas are cheap and quick). Three years ago I joined the #SD2LV adventure and although we didn't do a Saturday morning race for the past two years, we still had a BLAST running the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon {2016: 5K, Half / 2017: 5K, Half}.

2015 :: Some pictures from our #SD2LV Adventure // Left: 2015 Silver Strand Half Marathon, Right: 2015 Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

2016:: Left: Starting line of the 2016 Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas 5K // Right: Vegas Sign during the 2016 Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

2017 :: Left: Pre-race shot the 2017 Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas 5K // Right: Vegas Sign during the 2017 Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

This year we are mixing it up a bit and throwing in a TRAIL race (hence the "dirt"). We will be kicking off the weekend on Saturday in Los Angeles at the Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon, flying to Vegas via a Southwest flight out of Burbank, running the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas 5K Saturday night and capping off the weekend with the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Sunday evening. (There were additional races in Vegas we could've snuck onto the schedule on Sunday or Monday morning, but we aren't THAT crazy {or maybe we just didn't like the medals enough to sign up for them...}.)


As always, I expect plenty of smiles along with the many miles we will be running (technically we "only" have 29.3 miles over a 36ish hour time frame on the docket, which isn't terrible, but three races and the logistics that accompany them all can make it a little much to handle). We don't plan to "race" any of them, but do plan to have ALL THE FUN! #PartyPace


The weekend is the brainchild of Brian, David, Richard and I, but other folks will be joining the shenanigans (some for the whole time, others for just a race or two). We also will be meeting up with the #WeRunSocial crew twice in Vegas - and, if you are in the area (whether you're running the races or not), you should totally join us! Come say hi, snap a selfie, hug a runner, make a friend! Everyone is welcome! And, as always, the more the merrier - runners and non-runners alike!

I guess the only thing left to do is to finish packing, take my #FlatCarlee pictures and get as much sleep as possible, since I know rest will be limited. PS Make sure you're following us all on IG (me - @CarleeMcDot, Brian - @PavementRunner, David - @fitfam6, Richard - @blingwhore) and the hashtag #Dirt2Strip to stay up-to-date on the PAR-TAY! 

Have you ever run multiple races in a single weekend?

1 comment:

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

Have so much fun! I hope your travels are easy!

We did a (tough) trail half in Michigan Saturday and then a road half in Michigan once. It was a blast!