Register today for either the in-person or virtual event at a special Early-Bird rate!


Registration for the Las Vegas Great Santa Run – the most wonderful fun run of the year – is now open! The race is returning to Downtown Las Vegas for its 17th year with a new hybrid format, offering runners around the world two options to support Opportunity Village: a full capacity in-person race on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, or a virtual race that can be completed any time between Dec. 4-26, 2021.

Interested participants can register now at Prices are as follows:

  • Now-July 31: Early-bird rate of $25 per person
  • August-September 30: $35 per person
  • October-Race Day: $40 per person

In-Person race day festivities will include a fun-filled pre-show on 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!

Runners and walkers for both in-person and virtual runs will receive a medal, race bib, swag bag and Santa suit (while supplies last) with their paid registration. 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! We encourage those participating to further support Opportunity Village by fundraising for the nonprofit and having friends and family participate in the event with you.

Known as one of Las Vegas’ most jolly fun runs, the internationally recognized Las Vegas Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs and services, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to over 3,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Opportunity Village is excited to bring back the Pet Costume Contest this year and will announce the details later this summer as they gear up for the 17th annual event. Please follow The Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.

Those interested in sponsoring should contact for available opportunities.


About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people throughout our community with intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of the families who love them.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.

People supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

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