Saturday, March 19, 2016

Signature Summerlin® Events Highlight Active Lifestyle

Runners, speed walkers and cyclists of varying levels are gearing up for two popular fitness events in Summerlin®: The Summerlin Half Marathon on Sunday, April 10 and Tour de Summerlin on Saturday, April 16.  Combined, they draw more than 1,500 participants to the valley’s premier master-planned community, and this year, both events start and end at Downtown Summerlin®, the community’s 106-acre fashion, dining and entertainment destination.  Both the half marathon and Tour de Summerlin feature scenic routes that wind through Summerlin’s beautifully landscaped villages, along dedicated bike lanes and offering stunning views of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

“Summerlin promotes an active lifestyle, and these events speak to that hallmark,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, vice president of marketing for Summerlin. “The Howard Hughes Corporation designs this community to encourage outdoor activity via more than 150 miles of award-winning trails, more than 150 parks and natural -open spaces that beckons residents and visitors alike to get out and enjoy the outdoors.”  

The 6th annual Summerlin® Half Marathon features a 13.1-mile scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system and throughout the community’s most scenic parks and natural arroyos.  Organizers have adjusted last year’s route to better accommodate runners and walkers of all levels. The event is a chip-timed run/walk and top male and female finishers in varying age groups are recognized while all participants receive medals and swag bags which include the official race shirt.  A portion of the proceeds benefits Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization with the mission to inspire girls in the 3rd through 8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The organization combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. This year’s race sponsors include LAND ROVER Las Vegas.

Tour de Summerlin celebrates its 15th year and is again partnering with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, an organization which provides programs and services that help improve the quality of life for the children and their families affected by childhood cancer. Each year the Riders for Candlelighters Kids cycling team participates in the event. Several hundred cyclists participate in the non-timed event. This year Tour de Summerlin offers 40-, 60- and 80-mile routes through Summerlin’s beautifully landscaped villages, as well as along wide, open desert roads and around adjacent communities. Visiting cyclists can rent bikes from McGhie’s Ski, Bike & Board: 702.252.8077. This year’s event sponsors include California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Joe’s, and LAND ROVER Las Vegas

To register for Tour de Summerlin or the Summerlin Half Marathon visit Summerlin.com.

PHOTO CAPTION: The master-planned community Summerlin hosts two major public events in April- the Summerlin Half Marathon and Tour de Summerlin.  Both events showcase the master-planned community’s signature streetscapes, award-winning trails, multiple parks and incredible views of Red Rock Canyon.

About Summerlin

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 7,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $200,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.                           

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