Recently Rock ‘n’ Roll races have opened up the chance for regular people (like myself) to purchase VIP passes and experience the race the way the elite runners and sponsors do. What does this mean for you?
The morning of the race you enter the VIP hospitality lounge which is located indoors and usually right next to the race start. This was a lifesaver in Virginia Beach were it was very hot and Savannah where it was a bit chilly, being inside was a wonderful break from the elements. Once inside you are spoiled with beverages, food, a place to stretch out or sit down, and indoor VIP bathrooms which means no pre-race porta-potty lines.
Post-race the VIP lounge is back up and running again. This time with chairs and tables to sit down at, free adult beverages and water/Gatorade, tons of food, and the only post-race porta-poties without lines. Plus they even had a special VIP shuttle to drive you back to the start line in case you stayed or parked near there.
Is it worth the extra money?
I met many people in the VIP area who said they will never go back to doing things “the other way”.
The VIP pass definitely relieves a lot of the race day stress. Knowing that you have special VIP sections, bathrooms without the crazy lines, food waiting for you, etc. just seems to make things go so much more smoothly .
If you can swing it in the budget I would say go for it and buy a VIP pass for sure.
I was able secure a VIP pass at both RnR VA Beach and RnR Savannah because of my work as a Rock’n’Blogger.
Have you ever been VIP to a race or event?
If so what did you think of the experience?