Skye Canyon, a 1,700-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas that is the base camp for the great outdoors, launches its “Fit Lives Here” event series on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with the inaugural Skye Canyon 8K Trail Mix and 5K Road Race. Also included is a 1-mile family fun run or walk. Races start at 8 a.m. at Skye Canyon Park and are open to runners and walkers of all levels. Online registration is open now at www.DesertSkyAdventures.com.
Registration fees range from $25 to $50 and participants are encouraged to register early to take advantage of discounted pricing (pricing chart is below). Entry fees include a T-shirt and goodie bag. Race packet pick up will be held at REI in Boca Park on Thursday, May 12 from 5–8 p.m. and on-site the morning of the race.
The 5K and 1-mile races will travel through Skye Canyon’s neighborhoods. The 8K run starts on the road and then ventures off onto nearby trails. The race is produced by Desert Sky Adventures and a course map is available at www.DesertSkyAdventures.com.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Outside Las Vegas Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people to Southern Nevada’s special outdoor places. The foundation creates programming to support volunteerism, environmental education, and community outreach.
Fit Lives Here is a series of community events hosted at Skye Canyon. In the coming months, plans for the program include activities such as outdoor yoga, fitness classes and Q&A’s and slideshows with prominent outdoor athletes that are free and open to the public. Events will be posted on www.skyecanyon.com and on the community’s Facebook page.
“This race helps us to bring to life our community’s vision of being a base camp for the great outdoors,” said Garry Goett, Chairman and CEO of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “It’s a unique way for people to explore our neighborhoods and to appreciate the unique setting of our community. We look forward to inviting the public to Skye Canyon for more Fit Lives Here events in the months ahead.”
Race Registration Pricing Breakdown
8K Trail Mix Registration:
- Early Bird Special through March 15: $35
- March 16 – April 15: $40
- April 16 – May 12: $45
- Packet Pickup and Race Day: $50
5K Road Race Registration
- Early Bird Special through March 15: $25
- March 16 – April 15: $30
- April 16 – May 12: $35
- Packet Pickup and Race Day: $40
For more information about Skye Canyon, visit www.skyecanyon.com.
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 offerings and a gaming location, Skye Canyon will include 9,000 home sites and unique amenities like designated bike lanes, an extensive trail network for hiking and biking, and community parks including Skye Canyon Park, featuring a state-of-the-art community center, Skye Center, and fitness center, Skye Fitness, among others. Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC.