Various community events will be held virtually and some in-person in remembrance of victims and survivors of the 1 October tragedy, including a Vegas PBS special on Oct. 1, the third anniversary. Social distancing requirements will be in place for all in-person events.
These events are posted on the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center calendar, vegasstrongrc.org/1-october-2020-anniversary-events. Members of the public can submit their events to be considered for posting on the calendar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the details for consideration (all events will be vetted).
The following are key community events being held in recognition of 1 October to honor the victims of the attack, and to encourage support of survivors, family members and people affected by the tragedy:
Sunday, September 27
7:45 a.m. – Online at facebook.com/jusrunlv
VIRTUAL VEGAS STRONG 5K/1M – Jus Run will host a virtual run and walk in memory of the 1 October victims and in honor of the survivors and first responders, with 100% of the net proceeds going to various victims funds, including the Resiliency Center. It will hold the interactive event live on its Facebook page. Jus Run will set up a start and finish line arch and timing clock in a park so runners can visualize starting and ending through it.
Wednesday, September 30
ALL DAY – Exact location is provided if application is accepted
HEALING INK: TATTOOS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY ROUTE 91 – Healing Ink covers the scars, physical and emotional, of those injured by violence, helping them reclaim their bodies and continue to heal. It is offering free tattoos from the world’s greatest artists to survivors, families of victims, first responders, and others affected by Route 91. First responders may apply to be considered. Slots for survivors and families of victims are full, but applications are still being accepted for the waiting list. Visit healingink.org to apply.
Thursday, October 1
7 a.m. – Clark County Government Center amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Check back with 13 Action News for a livestream of the ceremony.
1 October Sunrise Remembrance – Clark County and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will co-host the annual event with the Clark County Fire Department and the Resiliency Center to honor the lives of the 58 victims who were lost. Social distancing requirements will be in place.
8 a.m. – Online at facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter
ASSEMBLYMAN STEVE YEAGER’S 58K FUNDRAISER RUN – Assemblyman Yeager will run 58 kilometers in memory of the lives lost during the Route 91 tragedy, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Resiliency Center emergency fund for survivors. Visit vegasstrongrc.org/donations to make a donation or mail a check (note in memo it is for VSRC emergency fund) to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Follow Assemblyman Yeager’s progress throughout the day on facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter.
7:30-8 p.m. – KTVX-TV Vegas PBS and live-streamed on facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter
#VEGASSTRONG: CONNECTING DURING COVID-19 – This special show honors the lives lost, discusses the importance of staying connected to achieve long-term healing and resiliency, and examines resources available for those impacted, with emphasis on virtual help.
10:05 p.m. – 13 Action News will livestream the ceremony
Reading of the Names Ceremony – Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will read the names of the 58 victims. Due to the Governor’s directive of limiting events to no more than 50 people, this event will not be open to the public. However, the event will be available for the community to watch live. The city of Las Vegas will be providing additional details.
Saturday, October 3
7 a.m. -12 p.m. – Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, 5191 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Country Strong Foundation Route 91 Memorial Ride – The Country Strong Foundation (CSF) Route 91 Memorial Ride is a motorcycle ride in honor of the 58 people lost. The CSF was set up by survivors of the 1 October tragedy who are working to provide equestrian and trauma therapy for those with PTSD. The CSF will be providing additional details.
1 October Memorial Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hosted by Las Vegas Ballpark and Vitalant, the largest blood provider in Nevada. Leadership from Las Vegas Ballpark as well as local icons will kick off the drive with personal donations starting at 9 a.m. They will be cheered on by Las Vegas Ballpark mascots – Spruce the Goose and Aviator – who will be on hand to greet donors.
Clark County hosting 1 October anniversary exhibit
In remembrance of the third anniversary of 1 October, Clark County will host a 1 October Anniversary Exhibit from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 8.