Vegas Special: Sea of Santas, Run-Through Nuptials


LAS VEGAS — Only in Sin City would the sight of 8,000 Santas running amok through the streets not raise an eyebrow. Even the Elvis Santas barely drew second glances in this town, where the King is as common as bad buffets and bad judgment.

But such things are par for the course when you’re running in a city where everything is just a bit more … weird, including the sports. The insanity returns this weekend with a zany fitness double feature that brings the 8th annual Great Santa Run and the Rock n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon to town.


Part of what makes the Santa fun run so, well, fun, is everyone gets a brand-new five-piece Santa suit. I caught the action a few years back and seeing these photos still makes me smile.

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