Send us to Vegas once….we’re bound to send you there for a race. We wish we could head back in January for the inaugural Las Vegas Strip Poker Run 5k!
Put on your poker face and layer up as you join Downtown Runners for a unique 5K clothing drive, the inaugural Strip Poker Run in fabulous Downtown!
Come to the starting line dressed in every article of clothing you can possibly get onto your body. Be prepared to shed a layer at each of our “stripping zones” and in exchange we will deal you a poker card. Collect cards and carry them with you to the finish line party where you will play Texas Hold’em for a chance to win amazing prizes!
The clothing that is shed along the course will benefit “Crossings at St. Jude’s Ranch” which provides supportive housing and services for homeless 18 to 25 year olds.
Make sure to wear your long sleeve, dri-fit race shirt as your bottom layer. You will want to cross the finish line and enter the after party in your race tee.
Why should I do the Las Vegas Strip Poker Run?
#1: It’s in Vegas. ‘Nuff said.
#2: You have a good reason to clean. Since we’re all trying to do some New Years’ decluttering and downsizing, we think this would be a perfect opportunity to clean your closets, schlep your old wardrobes to Vegas and channel Joey Tribiani:
#3: It’s supporting a good cause. The Crossings Program provides supportive housing and services for homeless 18 to 25 year olds, including intensive daily and/or weekly case management in a 15 unit apartment-style residential program. Mentored residents set goals to become stable, self-sufficient and productive members of the community by connecting them with appropriate community services and developing a strong sense of self-determination. Participants in the program are expected to continue their education, work and be active in the community while striving to master essential life skills.
#4: You get to watch the looks you get when you tell people you’re doing the Las Vegas Strip Poker Run.