Ryno Running returns with its annual “Las Vegas 5K Presented by Pinkberry Las Vegas” hosted by MTV host and BMX rider TJ Lavin on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Beginning at Town Square the 5K (3.1 mile) course is straight down Las Vegas Boulevard around the world famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and back. Registration costs $35 with runners competing for a cash purse set at $5,000, including $1,000 to the first place men’s and women’s finishers.
“Whether you’re a world-class runner anticipating a fast course or a recreational runner excited to get a picture taken half way at the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign, participants can be assured they will have the ultimate race experience,” said Ryan Geurts, president of Ryno Running.
Runners will have the option of briefly posing and having their picture taken in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign during the race. Professional photographers will be in place to capture the moment. The race will begin and end at the northwest parking lot of the Town Square, where local vendors and entertainment will be stationed for the post-race expo. Town Square is located at 6605 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Olive Crest, a local non-profit dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family.
A pre-race expo will be held at the Veil Event Pavilion, located at the Silverton Hotel and Casino on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Participants will receive special offers and promos from a wide variety of lifestyle vendors.
Ryno Running, a local event management group plans, promotes and directs 5K running events. Their annual signature events include the Las Vegas 5K, the Soggy Jog and the Red Rock 5K. Ryno Running’s mission is to be an innovative running event company that focuses on the support of elite runners, local business development, community involvement, individual health awareness and charity fundraising.
Registration and information for the USATF sanctioned and course certified race is available at www.lasvegas5k.com. For more information, please contact Ramona Acosta at 702-373-9820 or [email protected]