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Las Vegas Aces players to grand marshall Great Santa Run

Posted: 3:29 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 19:16:19-05
Thousands gather for the Great Santa Run

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is returning to Downtown Las Vegas on the Fremont Street Experience for the 15th Anniversary edition of the charity run on Dec. 7.

This year's official 5K grand marshalls will be Las Vegas Aces players A'ja Wilson and Jackie Young.

“Jackie and I are very excited to partner with Opportunity Village and lead the Las Vegas community as Grand Marshals of the 15th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run,” said A’ja Wilson, two-time WNBA All-Star and the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year. “We know this year will be bigger than ever. I can’t wait to celebrate this incredible cause with thousands of our fans, supporters, and friends.”

A post-race party will take place at the Zappos’ Llama Lot for all participants, family and friends. The general public is also welcome to attend at no charge.

Mark Shunock (Golden Knights in-arena host) will emcee the after party with a variety of performances including: WOW! The Vegas Spectacular, Kung Pow (DJ), Celestia the Show, Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert, and Empire Records.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Las Vegas Great Santa Run at LVSantaRun.com and is $40 for general participation, free for children three and under, and $10 for canine companions.

Registration packages include a five-piece Santa suit, a runner goody bag, and a special anniversary finisher’s medal. Pet registration includes tasty treats and a gift bag.

The top three individual fundraisers of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run will win two tickets to see Christina Aguilera's Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood. As a bonus, this year Opportunity Village has partnered with LaLa Photography as the official photographer of the fun run. They will be taking photos along the course and commemorative shots of participants with their medals at the after-party.

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run pre-race entertainment begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Third Street Stage on Fremont Street. From there, participants will proceed to the starting line with a 10:00 a.m. start time for the 5k and a 10:30 a.m. start time for the 1-mile. The After Party kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m.