Welcome to the 2022 edition of the #vFit run group in Las Vegas during AWS re:Invent 2022! This year we are back to gather runners of all levels for a fun, conversational 5km (3mi) run every day from Monday November 28th through Thursday December 1. Let’s get right to the logistics.
Where and When is the #vFit Run Group
Start time: 6:30 AM Pacific time (local for Las Vegas)
Start location: Shake Shake @ 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Start location map link: https://goo.gl/maps/AMWVCSWpYDJPTjCG7
Pace/Duration: 9:00-10:00 minutes/mile (varies depending on group ability) – 30-40 minutes + 5 minute break to take picture at the Vegas sign
We aim for a conversational pace so that we can enjoy the people as much as the fitness. That’s actually the real reason the #vFit community began. There are a few spots along the run route that we will stop at because of street lights and crossings so if the pace varies by runners we tend to recollect all through the route. There is also the stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign which gives is a chance to rest for a few minutes and all recollect.
How to stay in touch with the #vFit group
The best way to stay connected is by using the #vFit hashtag on Twitter and if you want to connect with me (aka Eric, aka DiscoPosse) you can DM me to @DiscoPosse (DMs are open) and also just bookmark this blog and the official #vFit page for this run and many more as we get back to in-person events.
How does the run work?
Meet for a 6:30-6:35 start time here at the Shake Shack restaurant on Las Vegas Blvd.
The run will go up Las Vegas Blvd to the famous Las Vegas sign, stop for a group picture, and then head back to the start line. The typical duration is 35-45 minutes.
The run route is consistent every day because we often have newcomers to the #vFit run community and it’s a fun part of the trip to get to take the “official” picture at the Las Vegas sign.
Why 6:30 AM start?! That’s Early!
Agreed. This is an early start because of some logistic challenges I have with the live streaming events happening which begin at 8:30 AM every day and require some prep.
If you’re keen to run but unable to make the early start then please keep track of the #vFit community page and the conversation on Twitter so you can meet others who are in the area during the event.
One more thing…
The best way to enjoy a great run is to also be fitted with the best running shirt in Las Vegas! Thanks to the amazing supporting sponsors of the GTM Delta & Myer Media Event Experience we have an amazing athletic running shirt being produced for the event. In order to support healthy lifestyles and healthy technology communities, we are working with all of our sponsors to create opportunities for newcomers to the tech ecosystem. This was our chance to do the same for the #vFit running community.
Shirt pickups will be available at our event suite, so make sure to sign up for the notifications and we will share the suite location and pickup info for you to get a shirt as a #vFit run community member.
See you in Las Vegas!