Saturday, February 22, 2014
Summerlin Signature Events Support Charitable Fundraising Teams
Summerlin’s hallmark quality of life and focus on outdoor living is part of the package when buying a home in the 22,500-acre master-planned community. In April, more than a thousand runners and cyclists from across southern Nevada and various parts of the world will converge for two of Summerlin’s signature outdoor events: The Summerlin Half Marathon and Tour de Summerlin. Registration is now open for both.
Considered staples to the annual slate of community-sponsored events, both the half marathon and bike tour offer new and seasoned athletes the opportunity toparticipate. The half marathon on April 12 is open to both runners and walkers, while cyclists of various levels can choose from a 40-, 75-, and 100-mile bike ride in the April 26 non-timed cycling event. Both events take participants along the community’s scenic streets with runners moving along paved trails that meander through the parks and natural arroyos. Cyclists follow routes that sweep through Summerlin’s scenic streetscapes and out past Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
This year, the Summerlin Half Marathon has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which will include Team In Training, the organization’s fundraising and team endurance program. Tour de Summerlin will once again benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and will include cyclists with the charity’s Riders for Candlelighters Kids sports training and fundraising program. Both charities’ programs train novice and experienced runners and cyclists to complete the events while raising money for charity. Last year, Tour de Summerlin and the charity’s Riders raised $92,000 for Candlelighters.