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Opportunity Village Closes 2020 with virtual Santa Run

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 17:47:02-05

Opportunity Village announced back in July that The Las Vegas Great Santa Run would be going virtual for the first time in its 16-year history.

The event, which typically welcomes nearly 10,000 participants, is one of the not-for-profit’s signature fundraising events and cancelling just wasn’t an option for the organization.

The switch to virtual was a difficult, but necessary one. Opportunity Village knows that much of the event’s appeal stems from the exciting Fremont Street environment, the live entertainment, and seeing thousands upon thousands of Santa-clad runners gather in one place.

Presenting sponsor Circle K was on board as were countless others. And not only that, nearly a thousand individuals registered – which for a virtual event is a clear success. Not so different from the in-person structure, participants each received a Santa suit, special edition finisher’s medal, race bib, and goody bag.

To make things more interesting (and a whole lot of fun) The Las Vegas Great Santa Run introduced a variety of friendly competitions for participants to win some swoon-worthy prizes.

These included a Fundraising Competition, Pet Costume Contest, Scavenger Hunt, and a Cupcake Giveaway. Winners walked away with staycations, dining gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, gift baskets and more.