Community-Building Winter Dreamland Experience for Everyone, Including Visually-Impaired Supports Non-Profits: Gilcrease Orchard and Blind Center of Nevada, Dec. 22
Beyond Limits Running, the creative force behind the Happy Hippy Harvest Run and the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Rudolph’s Runderland Experience, an unforgettable, family-friendly journey through the winter wonderland of historic Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas. The magical, 1-Mile Reindeer Stroll and 5K will take place just in time for the holidays on December 22nd, 2023.
For the co-founders/owners of Beyond Limits Running, Stephanie & Ken Rubeli, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. The Rubeli’s and their team are excited to bring their practiced passion for holiday decor in illuminating the 1-mile, vehicular-free loop course, which is both walker and stroller-friendly. Ken Rubeli commented, “Turning my childhood dreams into reality and sharing the experience with the community in such a beautiful place is in and of itself a dream come true”.
Decked out with artificial snow, live Christmas carolers and recorded talking signs reading the legendary “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” and providing additional narrative throughout the whole course, Beyond Limits Running is proud to debut Las Vegas’ first audio-enhanced full course experience, designed to create an enchanting and community-building experience for everyone, including visually-impaired. Participants will not only enjoy the dazzling wonderland, but will help spread holiday cheer with their participation supporting locally based non-profits Gilcrease Orchard and Blind Center of Nevada.
Date & Start Times: The inaugural Rudolph’s Runderland Experience will take place Friday, December 22nd at Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas. To ensure the Experience is magical for all, the Experience will have firm capacity limits. The 1-Mile Reindeer Stroll is available at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM, while the 5K RFID-chip timed race is only available at 8:00 PM. Please note, the 1-Mile Reindeer Strolls are not timed.
Registration is required for everyone age 4 and over. Besides admission to the Experience, your registration includes professionally taken digital photos with 3 separate themes. There will be separate Santa and Rudolph photo-ops located by the start/finish area, along with a mid-course photo-op at the North Pole. Photos will be available the morning after the Experience.
Excluding children 3 and under, who will be admitted free with a paid registrant, everyone receives one Rudolph’s Runderland Experience Bag. The bag includes: one heavily-themed Rudolph’s Runderland Experience medal with lanyard, one light-up LED Rudolph nose, one light-up LED foam Rudolph Finder Wand, one reindeer ornament craft, one instant snow powder packet, one Rudolph’s scratch-off giveaway card and one holiday sticker sheet. Please note: 5K participants will receive medals as they finish the 5K.
Rudolph’s Store & Other Fun Stuff
Rudolph’s Store: Rudolph’s Store will be located next to packet pick-up in the Orchard parking lot. A variety of affordably priced holiday items will be available for sale, including: toys, light-up hats and necklaces, trinket bags, Rudolph’s Secret Reindeer Food, and other fun stuff to check-out while waiting to enter the Experience.
Rudolph S’mores Sacks: There will be a limited number of Rudolph S’mores Sacks sold during online registration while supplies last. There are two versions, both of which include two wooden handle stainless steel extendable roasting rods, along with a commemorative burlap Rudolph’s Runderland S’mores Sack stuffed with enough graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows to satisfy a family of 4. There is a to-go version meant to be enjoyed at home, or someplace off-site only. The on-site version, is to be enjoyed in S’mores Land after guests finish the Experience, includes picnic table seating for 30 minutes for up to 4 people with tabletop fire pits (safely designed for indoor use) to roast on site.
Hot Cocoa Land: Enjoy snowman-themed hot cocoa kits and Rudolph chocolate bars with family and friends after the race. Both available for purchase.
About Beyond Limits Running:
Co-founded 12 years ago by Stephanie Rubeli, a double organ transplant recipient and her husband, Ken Rubeli, Beyond Limits Running (“BLR”) was formed to help runners of all abilities run way past their perceived limits by competing in running events. Ken is a former casino executive and retired CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Currently, he serves as board president of Las Vegas-based Andson, Inc. Stephanie is a co-founder and board president of Phoenix-based Mindful Youth Foundation. Known for its over-the-top festive events, BLR produces the Beyond Limits Ultra Race, the Happy Hippie Harvest Run and the Bee-utiful Sunflower Run. BLR recently sold its nationally recognized Jackpot Ultra Running Festival to Aravaipa Running. Learn more at www.BeyondLimitsRunning.com.