About the Relay
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 supporters of “Goodwill of Southern Nevada,” and “The Fisher House Foundation.” We cover 100% of the overhead for the Run and donate all monies we receive directly to both charities. We raise money by having people who want to run a one-mile leg of the Run obtain pledges and by having people directly donate money to support the Run.
The run will be begin with a torch lighting ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016, 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 to help us support the two charities. There will be a police escort for the entire course of the run followed by two Limousines to collect runners after they run. One of the limousines can take runners back to their cars after they run their respective leg of the Run should they so desire.
The torch will arrive at the Festival on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church at approximately 7:00 p.m. at which time we will light the Festival Flame. Although we open the Festival at 3:00 p.m. that same day, the lighting of the Flame is kind of our official opening of the Festival. We invite all runners who participated in the relay to join together in running the final leg as we bring the torch on to the Festival grounds. All participants in the run will receive a T-Shirt to commemorate the event. In addition, all participants will be the guests of St. John Church for a complimentary dinner at the Festival, at anytime during the Festival.