Each year the Las Vegas Great Santa Run attracts thousands of runners and walkers from all over the world to Downtown Las Vegas.

The event is one of Opportunity Village's most important fundraisers, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services for nearly 2,000 adults with disabilities in Southern Nevada.

In 2019, Opportunity Village hosted their 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in Downtown Las Vegas and were able to gather 6,644 Santa participants from across the world, including six countries and 43 states plus the District of Columbia (D.C.). Oh, and let's not forget about the 164 fur babies (dogs) that joined us to celebrate!

As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations, Opportunity Village highlighted one of its great community partners by honoring the Las Vegas Aces. A'ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA All-Star and the 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick, served as the Grand Marshal for the 5K race. The world-famous Chippendales served as one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle Marshals.

Registration for the 2020 Las Vegas Great Santa Run will open soon. Stay tuned for details. Each registration includes a five-piece Santa suit, a finishers medal, a swag bag and the opportunity to potentially be a part of the largest gathering of Santas in the world.

As part of the World Santa Challenge, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run competes annually across the globe for the top gathering of Santas! Competing cities include: Hawthorne (Calif.), Albany (Ore.), San Francisco, Waxahachie (Tex.), Flint (Mich.) and Bergamo (Italy). If you're interested in having your holiday fun run join the competition, please reach out to Opportunity Village's Marketing Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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