The 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run run will kick off registration in true Vegas style – on Fremont Street, June 20th!

– Christmas is coming early for Las Vegas! The beloved Las Vegas Great Santa Run will ring in its monumental 15th year with a highly-anticipated Registration Launch Party on Thursday, June 20th. Hosted by Las Vegas nonprofit Opportunity Village, the launch will encourage early bird sign-ups with a host of special guests and performances on the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas.

Prospective runners are invited to join the celebration to receive a limited-time $22 registration price. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., CHIPPENDALES along with FIT4MOM – the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program for mothers – will take over the Main Street Stage with performer George Dare to engage attendees and passersby in an energetic exercise program to the signature tune of “Run Santa Run!”

Also taking the stage will be the Tony Marques Band, local sports mascots from the Las Vegas Lights, Las Vegas Aces, and Las Vegas Aviators, performers from the Boyd Gaming Fine & Performing Arts Program at Opportunity Village and more!

There will be a few special announcements, including the unveiling of the 15th anniversary race medal that was chosen by the public through online voting. Medals were created by Running Imp, the official medal provider of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run.

This year, Opportunity Village has partnered with LaLa Photography as the official photographer of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. They will be on-hand at the registration launch to capture all of the special moments.

Circle K will continue the tradition of serving as the presenting sponsor of Opportunity Village’s Great Santa Run. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is one of Opportunity Village’s largest annual fundraisers and helps enhance the lives of nearly 2,000 Southern Nevadans with intellectual and related disabilities. Last December, Grand Marshal Lance Burton attended to cheer on Santa-clad participants. For more information, visit

Early bird pricing of $22 is available online from June 20 – June 30. After that, pricing will increase to $30 per person.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

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 nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

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