Jabbawockeez and Blue Man Group Named Grand Marshals of the 2023 Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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Jabbawockeez and Blue Man Group Named Grand Marshals of the 2023 Las Vegas Great Santa Run

LAS VEGAS (November 8, 2023) – Two iconic groups have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2023 Las Vegas Great Santa Run, launching the event in true Las Vegas style.

As Grand Marshals, the Jabbawockeez will kick off the 1-mile Wock by spreading holiday cheer to the thousands of Santas before they are released into the Downtown Las Vegas streets. Then, the Blue Man Group will entertain 5k participants with their signature antics as Grand Marshals before releasing a second wave of red and white into downtown.

“It’s amazing to have these two dynamic groups come together for a wonderful cause as the Grand Marshals of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village. “We’re incredibly grateful for their support. We want everyone to have as much fun as possible while helping us raise funds to support Opportunity Village’s mission of employing, empowering, and serving adults with disabilities.”

Other performances at the 2023 Las Vegas Great Santa Run include Broadway and Vegas star, Travis Cloer; Lorena Peril; Miss Nevada Taylor Blatchford; Adam London from Laughternoon; Zowie Bowie; Steph Payne; and DJ Jesse Estrada. Jason Feinberg and Alyssa Deitsch from FOX5 will emcee the event.

Presented by Circle K, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run takes place Dec. 2 at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 200 S. 3rd Street. Hosted by Opportunity Village along with FOX5 and their Take 5 to Care Partners, Findlay Subaru of Las Vegas and Landmark Recovery, pre-race festivities begin at 8 a.m., with the 5k and 1-mile Wock starting at 10 a.m. Registration costs $45 until Nov. 29 when it goes up to $55. Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit, finisher medal, and swag bag, while supplies last. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is an all-ages event, and children under 3 are free. For those wanting to add a little holiday joy to their at-home miles, runners are invited to join Opportunity Village virtually and run on a course of their choosing. In addition, teams of 20 or more people also receive discount pricing when registering together: $35 per person until Nov. 19.

Stay updated by following the event’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and X @lvsantarun. Let us know which race you’ll be participating in using the hashtag #LVSantaRun. To learn more or to register, visit www.lvsantarun.com.

About Opportunity Village

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. For more information on Opportunity Village, visit www.opportunityvillage.org.

About Jabbawockeez

Founded in 2003, Jabbawockeez is a world-renowned dance crew known for their unique style, signature white masks, and the ability to tell compelling stories through movement. With their combination of dance, music, and fashion, they have become a cultural phenomenon, inspiring countless individuals to pursue their passions. Experience Jabbawockeez’ mesmerizing show “Timeless,” performed nightly at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Laura Foster, Opportunity Village

702-268-8658 or Fosterl@opportunityvillage.org