The annual Great Santa Run has become a holiday tradition for the first weekend of December. December 4th Town Square will host the Santa Run for the second consecutive year. The Great Santa Run has grown in leaps and bounds since it first began over five years ago.
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run attempts to break the world record for most Santa’s in one gathering every year. They fell just short in last years Great Santa Run, held for the first time at Town Square on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
Opportunity Village is Main Beneficiary of Sixth Annual Great Santa Run
Opportunity Village is a non profit company in Las Vegas that works to place Las Vegas residents with disabilities to work in various projects. Opportunity Village provides them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that helps them become productive and acclimated to society.
Founded in 1954, Opportunity Village begun when families who’s children had learning disabilities got together and founded Opportunity Village to help their children acclimate to society and live normal lives. Since then Opportunity Village has grown to help over 3,000 people with learning disabilities annually and has become the largest charity organization in Southern Nevada.
Sign Up Procedure and Events for Sixth Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run
There are two events to sign up for in the Sixth Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run. First there is the Great Santa Run. The Great Santa Run is a Five Kilometer run around the streets of Town Square. Pre-register on the website for Opportunity Village. The cost is $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Registration and Santa Suits that have not been picked up previously will b distributed at 8:00 a.m.
The Las Vegas Great Santa Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Make sure to register prior to Saturday December 4th because the cost will rise to $45 the day of the event. For those that do not wish to run there is a one mile walk called the Kris Kringle Jingle.
Tips and Details to Make a Fun Day at Sixth Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run
For the best experience at the Sixth Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run make sure to register on line or in person at Opportunity Village well in advance of the event. Opportunity Village is located at 6300 West Oakey just west of Torrey Pines.
Also it is encouraged to dress up children even if they will be in a stroller for the event. Remember the goal of the Great Santa Run is to create the worlds largest gathering of Santas. Arrive early on the day of the event also since there is construction currently underway near the Town Square.