LAS VEGAS – Skye Canyon, the next generation master-planned community, welcomed more than 202 racers to its inaugural Skye Canyon 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race on Saturday, May 14, 2016. In the 8K race, Christine Biederer took first for the women with a time of 36:45 and Sergio Ibarra was the first male finisher with a time of 33:28. In the 5K, Emily Mangino took top honors for the women with a time of 23:28 and Philip King nabbed first for the men with a time of 19:39. (Race results are below)
A benefit for the Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people to Southern Nevada’s special outdoor places, 5K racers traveled through Skye Canyon’s neighborhoods including Century Communities, Pulte Homes and Woodside Homes. The 8K run started on the streets of Skye Canyon’s communities and then ventured off onto nearby trails.
The event was also the launch of Skye Canyon’s “Fit Lives Here” event series. In the coming months, plans for the program include activities such as outdoor yoga, fitness classes and Q&A’s with prominent outdoor athletes that are free and open to the public.
First Place 5K 8K
Female Emily Mangino 23:28 Christine Biederer, 36:45
Male Philip King 19:39 Sergio Ibarra 33:28
Female Mauna Davin 24:17 Blynnda Eckert 37:37
Male Josh Threatt 20:12 Mike Slawski 33:40
Female Christy Van Nest 24:21 Erica Balflour 39:50
Male Greg Cooley 20:50 Keola Soon 34:18
A raffle was held to support OLVF. Prizes included four $100 dollar gift cards, courtesy of Pulte Homes, Inc., Woodside Homes, and Century Communities and Pardee Homes. Other prizes included a Garmin Forerunner 910xt watch with heart rate monitor and four Skye Canyon North Face jackets, courtesy of Skye Canyon. All race packets included a unique finisher’s medal, race t-shirt, and goodie bag.
After the race, racers enjoyed light breakfast fare, pressed juices and coffee inside Skye Center. They also toured homes in Phase 1 of Skye Canyon, as well as Skye Center, an 8,142-square-foot rustic contemporary community center featuring The Bistro, a coffee and wine bar, outdoor patio, fireplace and fire pits. Racers could also tour Skye Fitness, a 9,663-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that includes a juice bar, yoga room, and an outdoor Junior Olympic swimming pool.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better launch for our Skye Canyon Fit Lives Here series with the 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race benefiting the Outside Las Vegas Foundation,” said Garry Goett, CEO of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “The Outside Las Vegas Foundation is a terrific organization that is aligned with Skye Canyon’s values of bringing people closer to the outdoors. I look forward to future successes with each of our Fit Lives Here programs.”
About Skye Canyon
Skye Canyon is a 1,700-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park Drive (formerly Horse Drive). Offering entry-level, move-up and luxury neighborhoods for individuals, couples, families and active adults who share a passion for outdoor activities, wellness and immersive living, it is the first master-planned community to break ground in Las Vegas in nearly a decade. Along with commercial and gaming offerings, Skye Canyon will include 9,000 home sites and unique amenities like designated bike lanes, an extensive trail network for hiking and biking, an amphitheater and Skye Center, a state-of-the-art community and fitness center, among others. Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC.