Las Vegas Great Santa Run’s Thousands of Red-Suited Supporters Defend World Title Dec. 1


More than 10,000 runners to flood the streets of Town Square, Las Vegas in support of Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraiser this Saturday morning

WHAT: Las Vegas will be the center of Santa’s attention this Saturday, as thousands of supporters don their red and white suits to defend the “World Santa Challenge” title at the eighth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run® – the largest fundraiser for beloved local charity, Opportunity Village – at Town Square, Las Vegas this Saturday, December 1.

A special program will rev up the Santa masses starting at 9 a.m., featuring some of the city’s best entertainers. This includes Jabbawockeez, Lorena Peril and the girls of FANTASY, Chippendales, and of course, George Dare will serenade the crowd with the event’s official song, “Run Santa Run!” plus many more.

Guided by local personalities including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, world-famous ventriloquist Terry Fator, celebrity journalist Robin Leach and Opportunity Village representatives, the pre-event program also will feature Jeff Leibow of JERSEY BOYS singing the national anthem, signifying the kick-off of the 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, beginning at 10 a.m.

At the finish line, Santas will enjoy entertainment by Legwarmer’s an 80’s Musical from Planet Hollywood and good eats from Vegas’ favorite food trucks. Popular mobile eateries including Lola D’s, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream & Treats, Great BAO and several others will donate 15% of the day’s sales to the Las Vegas Great Santa Run and Opportunity Village.

Following the races, an awards ceremony will honor the largest team, the team that’s raised the most funds, winners of the 5K, the best dressed Santa and best dressed dog.

WHEN:             Saturday, December 1

8 a.m.: Registration opens
9 a.m.: Pre-run program begins
10 a.m.: 5K and one-mile races start
11 a.m.: Trophy ceremony


Town Square, Las Vegas*

6605 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

*Entertainment and ceremonies will take place in the parking lot adjacent to Stoney’s

About The 2012 Las Vegas Great Santa Run
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run® serves as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting Opportunity Village, with thousands of participants flooding the streets for a 5K run and one mile walk each year. The 2012 Great Santa Run will take place on Saturday, December 1 at Town Square Las Vegas. Registration is $40 for adults, $35 for team captains, $25 for children ages 2-12 and $10 for dogs. Day of registration is $50 for adults and $35 for children. Registration fee includes a five-piece Santa Suit and great gifts; all proceeds benefit Opportunity Village. For more information and to register your team, visit

About Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities and serves nearly 2000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more productive and interesting.

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