The Vegas Cares About Rare 5K Run / 1M Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th in Las Vegas (Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex). Proceeds from this event will benefit the Little Miss Hannah Foundation, a Las Vegas 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. The organization's mission is to assist families caring for children that are diagnosed with a rare diseases, life-limiting or complex medical conditions, and those children placed in palliative or hospice care.
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This event is scheduled to commemorate the celebration of World Rare Disease Day, which takes place on the last day in February each year. Did you know:
- There are over 7,000 rare diseases in the world
- Rare disease affects 1 in 10 Americans
- More than 50% of rare diseases affect children
- 30% of children diagnosed with rare and genetic disorders don't live to see their 3rd birthday
During this complicated time, families struggle to obtain expensive medical and therapy equipment designed to provide safety to these children and to improve the quality of their lives. The Little Miss Hannah Foundation provides this equipment at no cost to the families to enhance the quality of life of their children. Meet some of our special kids!
** Join early and save! Create a team with your colleagues at work or school and save $5 per runner! **
To set up a team, click on the register button, and once you start your registration it will give you the option to create or join a team.
5K individual (Timed)
$40 - 12/1 thru 1/31
$45 - 2/1 thru 2/23
5K team (Timed)
$35 - 12/1 thru 1/31
$40 - 2/1 thru 2/23
1M individual (Not timed)
$30 - 10/1 thru 2/23
$35 - Includes custom bib, medal and t-shirt!
Event details and schedule
7:00 Registration and check-in
8:00 Welcome & Warm-Up
8:15 5K Start - VIP Rare Kids
8:25 5K General Start
8:30 1M Start
9:30 Awards Ceremony
Kellogg Zaher Park & Adjacent Trails (see map)
Plenty of parking at the park. Start line is in the middle of the sports complex on the north side of the park.
Packet Pickup - 2/24/17 (Friday)
Packet pickup (race bib, tshirt, goodie bag) will be available at the REI Las Vegas Boca Park Store (710 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145) in the Community Room from 11am - 7pm. New registrations will be accepted during this time. If you can't make the Friday pickup, packets will be available Saturday morning starting at 7am at the race site.