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Annual Event Raised a Record $16,000 for Kline Veterans Fund

Racers of all skill levels braved the chilly air recently to take part in Skye Canyon’s annual day of fitness and family fun during Fit Fest 2022. It was an exciting day as more than 400 racers ranging from novices to trailblazers to those just seeking a stroll enjoyed a day of racing and fitness-focused fun including a Wellness Festival at Skye Canyon Park.

Through Skye Serves, a branch of the Olympia Companies Charitable Foundation, 100% of the proceeds from racer registration is being donated to Kline Veterans Fund. The well-attended event raised a whopping $16,000 for the charitable organization that provides financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk, and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada.

The crisp day began with the presentation of the colors by UNLV Air Force ROTC Honor Guard followed by a rousing rendition of the national anthem as sung by Paul Shortino, the former lead singer of Quiet Riot. Representatives from Club Pilates in Skye Marketplace then warmed up the runners before the racers took off on the designated 8k, 5k and Fun Run routes.

Following the race, participants could grab some fruit and water and enjoy the Racer Recovery Tent and Cool Down hosted by YogaSix. Kids tried out their climbing skills on the rock wall and flew across the park on the zipline.  This year, families also explored the Wellness Festival featuring more than 35 local vendors and refueled with food trucks including Graze and Fusion Street.

The day wrapped up with the awards ceremony. For the first time, new categories were added for racer recognition including 65 and over men’s and women’s and 16 and under. Congratulations to the top finishers and all who participated.

Top Finishers

1st Place Men’s 8K Calvin Rivera
2nd Place Men’s 8K Kingston Lueck
3rd Place Men’s 8K Rene Avalos-Garcia


1st Place Men’s 5K Vincent Ottaviano
2nd Place Men’s 5K Boston Lueck
3rd Place Men’s 5K Brodie Freeman


1st Place Women’s 8K Samantha Popovich
2nd Place Women’s 8K Dana Berggren
3rd Place Women’s 8K Jaymie Freidank


1st Place Women’s 5K Leah Groppenbacher
2nd Place Women’s 5K Tara Mahoney
3rd Place Women’s 5K Caroline Friebel