Marking the event’s 10th anniversary, the blonde bombshell will join thousands of Kris Kringles in Downtown Las Vegas for the nonprofit’s largest annual fundraiser. Madison will be joined by male revue icons, The Chippendales, who will participate as the run’s Grand Marshals.
“It is an honor to be a part of this exciting community event,” said Madison. “It means the world to me to give back to such an incredible organization and celebrate the true stars of the show, Opportunity Village’s inspirational OVIPs.”
As Host of the Great Santa Run, Madison will welcome more than 10,000 Santa lookalikes to the event, alongside Opportunity Village’s OVIPs. Madison will then lead the runners to the starting line in a sassy, hot pink Cadillac driven by none other than Elvis Presley. The Chippendales will await her at the start of the race, where they will don their famous bowties and cufflinks to let the runners know when it’s time to “get on your mark, get set, and go!”
Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village, said “We are thrilled to have Holly Madison and The Chippendales lead us in this historic year for the Great Santa Run. They are truly some of Las Vegas’ most adored entertainers, and we love having them be a part of the Opportunity Village family.”
Along with celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is currently commemorating its 60th anniversary as an organization. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 citizens with disabilities and their families throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
As in years past, the Great Santa Run will entertain throughout the event with performances, food, costume contests, celebrity appearances, and more all due to local businesses’ support of Opportunity Village.
Santa Clauses are coming to town to participate in the 10th anniversary of the Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefitting Opportunity Village on Saturday, December 6. One of the largest gatherings of Santa-clad runners will take place in Downtown Las Vegas, beginning at Fremont Street Experience and spanning across popular downtown venues. The Great Santa Run raises funds and awareness for Opportunity Village’s programs, which provide unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 citizens with disabilities and their families throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Registration for the 2014 Great Santa Run is priced at $45 for individuals; $40 per person on a team of five or more; and $30 for children under 17-years-old. Registration includes a five-piece Santa suit and a runner goody bag from event sponsors. Participants are also encouraged to bring their canine companions, who can join in on the fun for $10 and receive a doggie bag full of treats and toys. Registration is available on the Great Santa Run website.