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Runners and walkers took part in the Third Annual Skye Canyon 5K Road and 8K Trail Mix Run on Saturday, March 10. Nearly 200 people laced up to run or walk the course helping to raise $2,200 for Create a Change Now, a non-profit organization committed to educating at-risk kids in Las Vegas about health and nutrition.

Players from the Las Vegas Lights FC kicked off the race opening ceremony honors. All racers received a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, and goodie bag. Big congratulations to the top finishers:

First Place 5K 8K
Female Emily Mangino 23:06 Angela Martinez 40:45
Male Brady Grayson 16:20 Daniel Brewer 34:03
Second Place
Female Ashton Wehrkamp 25:05 Lauren Iversen 41:16
Male Jason Martin 20:40 Jack Christiansen 34:31
Third Place
Female Victoria Cousino 25:35 Trisha Davenport 42:30
Male Dave Ellsworth 22:18 Robert Partus 35:05

After the race, Skye Canyon’s second annual Fit Fest kicked off at Skye Canyon Park. A family-friendly celebration of fitness and active living, Fit Fest offered activities for people of all ages. Over 1,000 people attended.

Runners, walkers, and attendees who needed to rejuvenate took advantage of Lift With Aloha’s FST stretching for the entire body. Kids scaled the rock climbing wall and had fun navigating through the obstacle course and also had a chance to make slime!

Acclaimed local chef Will Staten conducted healthy cooking demos every 30 minutes and enticed attendees’ taste buds with samples of his strawberry salsa and chips. Whole Foods’ Build Your Own Trail Mix station was a huge hit and attendees mixed and matched nuts, dried fruit, and candies. Local food trucks like 50 Shades of Green and Latin Fusion served-up meals and munchies while Skye Bistro prepared an array of specialty Starbucks drinks.

Star Nursery brought over 100 varieties of veggie plants and flowers, teaching kids and some adults how to plant basil, cucumber, and other veggies so they could enjoy a home garden. The Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition’s “paint bike” was a favorite for kids who pedaled to splatter paint, creating an original work of art. SNVBC also handed out reflectors and helmets to promote bike safety. Southwest Bikes showcased a few of their bikes, with the most popular bike being the new electric bike.

Skye Pass partner Lee Canyon was among over 30 vendors like Soccer Shots, Bombs & Bubbles, Spicy Camel, Heal Outside the Box, Angry Joe Coffee, Southwest Medical, and Integrative Acupuncture of Southern Nevada.

The second annual Fit Fest was a big success! It’s clear our residents and the Las Vegas community enjoy celebrating the outdoors, active living, and healthy cuisine—which is all a part of Skye Canyon Life. Stay tuned for more Fit Lives Here events!