The Great Santa Run in Las Vegas is open to locals and visitors alike who want to dress the part and participate in the city’s most festive run of the year.
Unlike marathons along the Strip, no serious training is needed to participate in the 5K run starting at 10 a.m. or the 1 mile fun run starting at 10:30 a.m.
Author and entertainer Holly Madison will serve as grand marshal for the 2017 Great Santa Run. (Holly Madison )
Author, model and reality TV personality Holly Madison will serve as grand marshal for the 5K. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will be joined by the male stripper troupe Chippendales to preside over the 1-mile dash.
The festivities begin at 8 a.m. under the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience with entertainment by the cast of Human Nature, an Elvis dance troupe and other performers.
Dashing through the streets, not the snow, thousands of runners dressed in Santa costumes take to the streets of Vegas for the annual Great Santa Run. (Opportunity Village )