In one short month, hundreds of runners and walking enthusiasts will show up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in their pajamas.
Their casual attire will be right in line with the theme for the fourth annual PJ 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk through Glittering Lights, a fun and festive fundraising event hosted by the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities on Sunday, Nov. 20. Participants are invited to run, walk or push strollers through the course in their pajamas, and the more colorful and unique, the better.
Registration is set for 3 p.m. Pacific Time, with the race starting at 4:30 p.m. Those who register early can pick up their entry packets at GameWorks at Town Square from 3-7 p.m. on Nov. 18.
Glittering Lights is Nevada's largest drive-through Christmas light show and features millions of LED lights and hundreds of sparkling light displays.
Last year, more than 800 people participated in the PJ 5K event, and participants who bring a new pair of children's PJs to donate will have a chance to win two tickets to the 2017 NASCAR Weekend at LVMS, March 10-12. Participants donated 150 pairs of pajamas at last year's event.
Entry fees range from $25 to $45, and children age 5 and under can participate for free. To register in advance, please visit www.scclasvegas.org or contact Paulette Anderson at 702-917-6493 or email@example.com, or participants may register for an extra $5 on the day of the event beginning at 3 p.m.
Everyone who signs up will receive a race bib, an event completion medal and light snacks and beverages, and awards will be given to the best overall female and best overall male. There will also be raffle prizes and a Glow Zone tent where racers can purchase glow-in-the-dark jewelry.
The SCC PJ 5K is sponsored by LVMS, CBS Radio Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Big Valley Towing, El Tiempo, Levy Restaurants and IKEA. Funds raised will help local children with social, medical, physical and financial needs.
Founded in 1982 by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., the mission of Speedway Children's Charities is simple but important: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. Since its inception in 1999, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has granted more than $2.5 million to local children's causes throughout Southern Nevada.
Last December, the local chapter of SCC granted $277,000 to 55 local children's charities. Additional information on the charity can be found at scclasvegas.org.