In conjunction with the Greek Food Festival, we conduct a 26.2 mile Torch Relay Run to raise money for charity. This year, we are proud to support the Johnny Crisstopher Children's Charitable Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research and treatment. The money is raised by sponsored runners who volunteer for a one mile long leg of the relay, obtain pledges, and by having people directly donate money to support the run.
The run will begin with a torch lighting ceremony at 2:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Tivoli Village in Summerlin. The torch will then be carried along the selected route by the various runners who have obtained monetary pledges. There will be a police escort for the entire course of the run followed by two limousines to collect runners after their run. One of the limousines can take runners back to their cars after they run their respective leg of the run should they desire.
The torch will arrive at the Festival grounds at approximately 7:00 pm, at which time we will light the festival flame. Although we open the festival at 3:00 pm that same day, the lighting of the flame is our official opening of the Festival. We invite all runners who participate in the relay to join together in running the final leg as the relay is brought to an end.
All participants in the run will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the event. If you'd like to become a runner, please call us at (702) 221-8245. A sponsorship of $200 is required for each runner.
People who wish to donate to the run, can call us at (702) 221-8245.