Tour de Summerlin is an annual cycling event, now in its 18th year, that offers 20-mile, 40-mile and 80-mile courses. It is one of two events that kicks off Wellness Festival on April 7.
Tour de Summerlin, Summerlin Half Marathon coming to Downtown Summerlin April 13
In 2002, the Las Vegas real estate scene was bustling. It was pre-recession and home sales valley-wide were through the roof. That, according to Mike Almeido, Tour de Summerlin organizer, who launched the popular cycling event that same year.
“The objective of the event’s founding sponsor and Summerlin developer, The Howard Hughes Corporation, was to showcase the beautiful master-planned community and its outdoor lifestyle, which dovetailed nicely with our own goal – to create the most rider-friendly bicycling event in the southwest,” he said.
“And today, 18 years later, our mission remains the same,” Almeido continued. “One of the most unique aspects of the Tour de Summerlin is the abundance of the community’s biking lanes that are used throughout the event’s different routes. Our top priority has always been rider safety, and the opportunity to stage Tour de Summerlin on the community’s miles of biking lanes enhances the event’s overall safety. Plus, the event shows off the active lifestyle for which the area is known. Red Rock Canyon’s scenic backdrops, coupled with the man-made beauty of Summerlin’s parks, trails and streetscapes, makes Tour de Summerlin one of the most beautiful cycling events in our region. The event that began in 2002 with fewer than 60 riders today boasts more than 700. There isn’t another community that accommodates outdoor recreational enthusiasts better than Summerlin.”
Tour de Summerlin is Southern Nevada’s longest running cycling event. The 20-mile course kicks off at 9 a.m.; the 40-mile course at 8 a.m. and the 80-mile course at 7 a.m. Registration is $90. To register, visit Summerlin.com.
The tenth annual Summerlin Half Marathon also kicks off Wellness Festival on April 13 at Downtown Summerlin.
The tenth annual Summerlin Half Marathon, which started in 2009, was also launched for similar reasons – to showcase the community’s unparalleled trail system that spans more than 150 miles.
According to Danielle Bisterfeldt, VP- Marketing, Summerlin, the Summerlin Half Marathon was the perfect way to illuminate the overall value held by master-planned communities such as Summerlin, even in 2009 when the economy was down.
“The Summerlin Half Marathon is really a celebration of the community’s most popular amenity – its trail system, for which The Howard Hughes Corporation received a national award from the American Trail Association in 2009 – the same year the Half Marathon started. “There are very few communities in the country, and none in Southern Nevada, that can compare with Summerlin when it comes to trails. So the Summerlin Half Marathon was the perfect way to show off one of the community’s best assets.”
Today, the Summerlin Half Marathon is lauded by runners as one of the most scenic in Southern Nevada.
The tenth annual Summerlin Half Marathon kicks off at 7:15 a.m. The 13.1-mile course includes a scenic tour of several Summerlin villages on the community’s nationally recognized trail system. A chip-timed walk/run, the Summerlin Half Marathon recognizes both male and female top finishers and all participants receive a tech shirt and medal. Registration ranges from $85 to $105 depending on date of registration. To register, visit Summerlin.com.
Both Tour de Summerlin and the Summerlin Half Marathon kick off Wellness Festival on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, April 13. Wellness Festival is a day-long family-friendly celebration that focuses on health, wellness and fitness. It incorporates children’s activities, food, wellness classes and more while showcasing hallmarks of living in Summerlin that create an active outdoor lifestyle.
Summerlin currently offers nearly 180 floorplans in 40 neighborhoods in nine distinct villages and two custom home enclaves. More than 106 floorplans are currently showcased in 106 models throughout the community. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the $250,000s to more than $1 million. Visit Summerlin.com for information.