Saturday, April 15, 2017



This year, The Howard Hughes Corporation® and Downtown Summerlin® combine the hugely successful Tour de Summerlin (April 22), Summerlin Half Marathon (April 23) and Green Fest (April 22) into a fun family weekend festival on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin. Presented by Summerlin Hospital, this weekend festival incorporates a speaker series, children’s activities, entertainment and more – all focused on hallmarks of living in Summerlin - wellness, the environment and an active outdoor lifestyle. 


The weekend kicks off on April 22 with Tour de Summerlin, a non-competitive cycling event that runs through Summerlin, benefitting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Southern Nevada’s longest running cycling event, Tour de Summerlin is now in its 16th year.  The 80-mile ride begins at 7 a.m.; the 60-mile ride begins at 7:45 a.m.; and the 40-mile ride begins at 8:30 a.m.  Sponsors include The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin Hospital, Trader Joe’s, Land Rover Jaguar Las Vegas, Whiting Turner, McGhie’s Ski Bike & Board, Team AMC, Tim Soder Physical Therapy and Crovetti Orthopedic.  Registration is $105 and includes lunch for participants.


April 22 is also Earth Day, and the perfect way to celebrate is at GREENFest, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-founded by the GREEN Alliance and Republic Services, this event features nearly 150 exhibitors displaying products and offering information on clean energy, green homes and buildings, smart energy, sustainable living and more. Premier Community Sponsors are NV Energy and Bombard Electric.


The 8th annual Summerlin Half Marathon is on April 23 at 7 a.m.  The 13.1-mile course includes a scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system. A chip-timed walk/run, the Summerlin Half Marathon recognizes both male and female top finishers and all participants receive medals and shirts. This year, the event benefits The College of Medicine at Roseman University in Summerlin. Sponsors include The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin Hospital, Land Rover Jaguar Las Vegas, Team AMC, Las Vegas Running Company. Registration is $80 through April 21 and increases to $100 April 22.  To register for Tour de Summerlin, Summerlin Half Marathon or for more information on the Wellness Weekend activities please visit


New this year is the Summerlin Wellness Weekend component that will connect all three of these events and also provide a wonderful festival environment hosted on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin that runs April 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The centerpiece of the event is the Summerlin Hospital Speaker Series that includes health screenings and topics like skin cancer education, cardiac/stroke education, adult CPR, blood pressure checks, breast cancer, balance screenings, senior exercise, scoliosis screening, meditation, breastfeeding Q&A and more. A children’s interactive tent will feature wellness, nutrition and environmental wellness activities.


“Summerlin’s vision is to provide active, outdoor opportunities for residents and the entire city, and Wellness Weekend is the perfect way to highlight the community’s hallmark active lifestyle and provide attendees with access to helpful and informative resources on how to improve their own wellness,” said Danielle Bisterfeldt, VP-marketing, Summerlin.  “Thanks to Summerlin Hospital and a whole host of sponsors and community participants, the weekend is sure to be a huge success.” 


Outdoor activity in Summerlin is encouraged by the community’s abundant amenities: 250-plus parks of all sizes, 150-plus miles of trails, ten golf courses, community centers and resident-only pools. With two dozen public and private schools and two more opening this year, Summerlin offers unparalleled educational choice. Located at the foot of Red Rock Canyon, Summerlin’s back yard is the region’s most stunning natural landmark and a world-class hiking and cycling destination. Perched along the valley’s western rim, Summerlin’s higher elevation creates unmatched view opportunities and delivers cooler temperatures year-round.


Currently offering 21 neighborhoods with a dozen more opening this year, Summerlin is in a league of its own in terms of choice.  Homes built by top builders come in a variety of styles, price points and floor plans perfect for today’s modern families.  Unique features include plentiful outdoor/indoor living spaces, casitas and next generation suites for extended family, smart home systems, energy efficiency and green features – all wrapped into beautiful elevations that meet Summerlin’s high standards for design.


For information on the community, new homes or more on Wellness Weekend, visit


PHOTO CAPTION: Tour de Summerlin, Southern Nevada’s longest running and non-competitive cycling event, kicks off Wellness Weekend in Downtown Summerlin on April 22.  The weekend-long event also includes the Summerlin Half Marathon, a Wellness Fair sponsored by Summerlin Hospital Medical Center and  GREENFest on Earth Day. 


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 6,000 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 nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 25 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– priced from the $300,000s 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 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 14 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, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.                           

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