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By Dianne R. Davis
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Ladies Kick Up Their Heels (3 inch!) for Charity - and $5,000 Cash!

A unique Aspect of the Las Vegas Marathon Weekend of Activities

While hundreds of women were getting ready to run the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, others were asked to “Sacrifice your sole for charity” Ladies kicked up their heels in three inch stilettos as part of the Las Vegas Marathon week-end of activities. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Stiletto Dash was presented by The Palazzo Las Vegas.

The “Stiletto Dash” was designed to raise money for Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization serving people with intellectual disabilities, and Operation Smile, a nonprofit that treats facial deformities such as cleft lips and palates.

The rules for this one were not the usual ones. How many races have rules that include

Must wear high heels to compete (minimum 3 inches height)

No wedges

Stilettos may not be taped, tied or adhered to foot

Heels must be worn the entire race

As always- please drink and dash responsibly

Brooke Burke hosted the 50 yard race which was run on a beautiful red carpet rolled out for the dashers in a special section of the Palazzo Casino on Saturday December 3. Participants paid a $100 registration fee to enter.

The top three winners received $5,000, $500, and $250 respectively and two 50-minute service packages at Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Each participant also received a Swanky swag bag stuffed with products, and goodies and free admission to the Post-Dash Party at the fabulous at First Food and Bar in the Palazzo.

A Stiletto Shoe

Maggie Morrison

Runners were required to wear 3 inch minimum high heels during the race. A series of elimination heats were run to whittle down the field of runners. What a sight! Several of the runners lost or broke their shoes during the 50 yard dash through the roped-off area. The onlookers cheered as the ladies dashed.

Melissa Sanders, , the top winner, wearing her satin shoes, received a check for $5,000. The rest of the racers had a great time and were ready to attend the after party at First Place.

This was definitely a crowd pleaser and should become an annual event.


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