Archive for October 15th, 2010

Plenty of Chances to Walk and Run in Las Vegas!

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Maybe it’s our weather, or the scenic beauty all across the Greater Las Vegas valley, because it seems as if there are terrific outdoor walking & running events in Southern Nevada at least once or twice a month. October is no exception to this rule and Las Vegas has two great 5K run-walk events scheduled for Saturday, October 16th that you should know about.

The first event we would like to draw your attention to will be held in the Mountain’s Edge homes community in the southwestern section of the Las Vegas valley. The purpose behind this 5K charity event is to draw attention to the dangers of cardiovascular disease and stroke, which claim about 5,000 lives every year in the state of Nevada alone. Pursuant to that goal, the American Heart Association is asking for donations and participation in  Start! Heart Walk and Run on Saturday, October 16th at 8 a.m. As you might expect, there will be additional activities throughout the morning including free health screenings, entertainment for the kids and great food of course!

The second event we would like to feature celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most outstanding residential master-planned living environments in the entire country, the Summerlin homes community. This 5K run is especially suited for early birds and starts at 6:30 a.m. if you can believe it! The Summerlin run & walk anniversary event is sponsored by the Summerlin community with additional support and great food from Agave Mexican Restaurant, which is where the non-competitive race will both begin and end. Continental breakfast will be served before the race and great tacos will be grilling afterwards. This is well worth getting up early for!