25 Jul

Runaway Brides

Las Vegas wedding couple

Known as the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas has long been the place to go if you want a spur-of-the-moment wedding. Now you can take things a step further by having a 'run-thru' ceremony at the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll marathon and half marathon on 17 November. The service means runners can tie the knot mid-race, adding a mere three minutes to their race time.

But it isn't just lovebirds who can take part in the event. Participants with less amorous intentions can enjoy the bright lights, live bands and chance to run over the famous Las Vegas Boulevard at night time (yes, it's a night-time race). Featuring both a full and half marathon, the races are suitable for runners and walkers of all abilities, taking in Las Vegas landmarks such as the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Bellagio Fountains and Mirage Volcano. There will be a pre and post-race parties, and various bands will line the race route helping to push runners towards the finish line.

Sports Tours International is offering various travel packages for the event. For more information visit the STI website. For those interested in getting hitched at the race, you can email weddings@competitorgroup.com.