Who wants to run a full marathon when you can run 50 yards in a pair of heels to help out a good cause? This weekend, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon takes over Las Vegas Boulevard shutting it down for the night on Sunday. But on Saturday, hundreds of women will have the chance to strap on a pair of high heels and run for a good cause. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash presented by the Palazzo brings in “Dancing with the Stars” host Brooke Burke for a night of running heats in heels.
The first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Stiletto Dash will benefit two charities: the local Las Vegas-based Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, and Operation Smile, a nonprofit that treats facial deformities such as cleft lips and palates worldwide.
Beginning at 5 p.m., the 50-yard dash will begin at the grand lobby of the Palazzo and finish in the casino near Laguna Champagne Bar. Close to 500 participants are expected, decked out in fabulous outfits to complement their heels and competing in multiple heats for a $5,000 first-place purse and other exciting prizes. Each participant will receive an exclusive gift bag and invited to attend a post-dash party.
The Rock ‘n Roll Stiletto Dash will kick off the largest nighttime running event in the world, the Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, taking place on Sunday, Dec. 4. Starting and finishing at Mandalay Bay, the marathon will begin at 4 p.m., with the half marathon starting at 5:30 p.m.