Tarkanian Shark Attack
On Feb. 23, 9:00 a.m., Las Vegas will play host to the Tarkanian Shark Attack 5k. “We want to provide a high-quality running event for people of every ability”, says Stephen Bolt, “for those just out for fun as well as for the serious runners going after their PRs.” Stephen Bolt should know about PRs having achieved world class status as the first American to run a mile in under 4-minutes, and a marathon in under 2:15:00
Stephen’s partner in the Bolt Series, CauseKeepers, is no less qualified to know what it takes to create a quality experience. Being the largest provider of services for non-profits in the US it only made sense that they would team up with a professional runner to create a running event series that could raise serious money for their charities. “The sport of running raised over $1.65 billion for worthy causes in 2010”, said CauseKeepers CEO Sam Hicks. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our non-profits this high quality, fun experience as a way to help them raise much needed money. I think you’ll see us grow from 20 events in 2012 to maybe 30 in 2013. We are excited!”
Pre-Registration Entry fee for the 5k is $35 and $40.00 on race day. There is also a 1 mile fun run, entry is only $20.
“I am really excited about what we are bringing to the running scene”, says Bolt. “Running has now really come of age. In the early days, only the real purists ran in road races. Today, tens of millions of Americans from age 5 to 95 enjoy all the fruits of the sport. And the Bolt Series is here to assure that they have a high quality experience”.