LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN
ANNOUNCES 2022 GRAND MARSHALS
To kick off the most wonderful fun run of the year, Opportunity Village announces Terry Fator and Becky Hammon as Grand Marshals for the 2022 Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday, December 3.
Las Vegas Great Santa Run offers both a 5K and 1-mile course where thousands of registrants decked out in Santa suits will run or walk to empower, employ, and serve people with disabilities. Presented by Circle K, the exciting race day will feature three unique stages featuring a variety of entertainment partners.
Adding to the fun and festive run, Terry Fator will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 5K course. The America’s Got Talent winner and New York-New York Hotel & Casino headliner has a gift for capturing hearts and bringing laughter with his unique brand of entertainment that combines ventriloquism, singing, comedy and unparalleled celebrity impressions.
Las Vegas Aces’ WNBA Championship Coach Becky Hammon will continue to inspire participants as Grand Marshal of the 1-mile course. Fresh off of the franchise’s first WNBA Championship, and the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas’ history, Hammon was named 2022 WNBA Coach of the Year. Prior to taking over the helm of the Aces on December 31, 2021, Hammon played in the WNBA for 16 seasons with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars. She later became the first woman to serve as a fulltime NBA Assistant, which she did for eight years with the San Antonio Spurs.
Returning to Downtown Las Vegas for its 18th year with a hybrid format, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run offers runners around the world two options to support Opportunity Village: a full capacity in-person race on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 or a virtual race that can be completed any time between Dec. 3-24, 2022.
The in-person race takes place in Downtown Las Vegas and registrants will receive a 5-piece Santa suit, medal, swag bag, race bib, and more. Pets are always welcome to join in the fun – simply sign them up when you register yourself and they will receive a special goodie bag of their own!
In-Person race day festivities kick off with a fun-filled pre-show at the Fremont Street Experience beginning at 8 a.m. From there, you will take on the 5K or 1-mile course and cross the finish line into the Llama Lot for the after-party featuring a variety of food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment!
We encourage those participating to further support Opportunity Village by taking part in one of Las Vegas Great Santa Run contests which are set up to raise funds and awareness for the organization and provide you with the opportunity to win some amazing prizes.
To sign up for the Las Vegas Great Santa Run and learn about contest details, visit LVSantaRun.com.
Those interested in sponsoring should contact Taylor at [email protected] for available opportunities.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Since 1954, Opportunity Village has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities find the very best version of themselves. Through workforce development, community employment, day services, inclusive housing, arts and social recreation, they are able to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration, and unleash creative passions. Opportunity Village thrives with the funding from our social enterprises, signature events and the generous philanthropy of our donors and community partners. Together, we are successfully empowering, employing, and serving people with disabilities – positively impacting lives.