Big Game 10K running festival offering three special races on February 7 in colorful downtown Las Vegas


January 14, 2016

Big Game 10K running festival offering three special races on February 7 in colorful downtown Las Vegas

10K, 5K races plus Combo Challenge and Kids Fun Run on historic city streets; charity benefit for Goodie Two Shoes; more info, race registration at

LAS VEGAS, USA—Preparing to start 2016 in a major way, an international field representing five countries and 14 states are among the early entries for the second annual Big Game 10K road race festival to be held Sunday, Feb. 7 in Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas.

Registration continues at for the race – which features a 10K, 5K, Combo Challenge (both the 5K and 10K) and Kids Fun Run on Feb. 7, along with the three-day Big Game Health and Fitness Expo and welcome parties in the days leading up to the biggest betting and football weekend of the year.

Football-themed events include a pre-race Carbo Load, post-race Touchdown Tailgate, and a viewing party for the big game itself.

The event is being held once again as a benefit for the Las Vegas-based Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a prominent charitable organization that provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.

The Big Game 10K host hotel, the Downtown Grand, 206 North 3rd Street, has a room block with special rates for race participants who want to enjoy the running football weekend in downtown Las Vegas.

Early signups include entries from Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and Great Britain, as well as the United States. Early entries from the USA include runners from California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Montana, Ohio, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Last year’s 10K winners were Laura Chappell, a former Portland State runner and David Cardona, a former cross country and track star at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and 5K winners were Las Vegas’ 11-year-old running sensation Olivia Garcia and John Santana.

Football, running, and relaxation, Las Vegas style will be the theme of an entire action-packed weekend filled with even more exciting football themed events than ever to help celebrate the biggest football game of the year.

Tim Kelly, president of the Las Vegas Running Club, is the race director and the event is be produced overall by noted Southern California race organizer World Class Sports.

On big game Sunday, Feb. 7, the day kicks off with a costume contest at 7:20 a.m., followed by the Kids Fun Run at 7:30 a.m., the 5K race at 8:00 a.m. and the featured Big Game 10K race starting at 8:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K races start at Carson and 8th Street, adjacent to Container Park in Downtown Las Vegas. The finish line is at Fremont and 10th Street, also in Downtown Las Vegas.

Race participants will be able to choose the color for their race T-Shirt based on their favorite team in NFL’s biggest game of the year. There will also be marching bands and cheerleaders on the sidelines to cheer on the runners and add to the football party theme.

The three-day Health and Fitness expo will feature mini-sessions of meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, healthy meal prepping, as well as tips on SMART goal setting.

For each race entry submitted, $5 from the total amount will be donated to the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. For all team competition entries, $10 from each race entry will be donated to this charity.

The Big Game 10K has recently completely re-vamped and updated its website and Facebook page with a fresh new look and easy to use tabs. The entry process for the Big Game 10k is now easier and registration continues. For more information or to register for the event, visit

For more information regarding the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, founded by former NFL offensive lineman Tony Berti (San Diego Chargers-1995-98) and his wife Nikki, visit


BIG GAME 10K CONTACT: Don Franken, World Class Sports, 310.962.3297