Las Vegas hosted its marathon with all sorts of events and entertaining motives only Vegas could offer. Many ran the 26.2 mile race to compete, if nothing else, against themselves. However, others had alternative motives. Of some 17,000 racers, a few dozen were married in route. Fire works and a performance by the Blue Man Group made the race, it great running weather, very entertaining. A group of Elvises ran. A man pushing his 4 children in a stroller ran, stopping periodically to change diapers, finishing in under five hours. Other activities and events surrounded the thousands of participants and many feel compelled to return in subsequent years.