For Release –March 31, 2018
Wellness Festival at Downtown Summerlin, April 7
Tour de Summerlin, Summerlin Half Marathon, Wellness Fair Combine to Celebrate Health, Wellness and Fitness
Wellness Festival returns to Downtown Summerlin® on Saturday, April 7 with the hugely successful Tour de Summerlin and Summerlin Half Marathon both kicking off the day-long event that also includes Downtown Summerlin’s popular Farmers Market. This family-friendly celebration focuses on health, wellness and fitness and is presented by Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. Wellness Festival incorporates a speaker series, children’s activities and entertainment while showcasing hallmarks of living in Summerlin that create an active outdoor lifestyle. The day-long event takes place on the Lawn at Downtown Summerlin.
The day kicks off with Tour de Summerlin, a non-competitive cycling event that runs through the community, and the Summerlin Half Marathon, both starting and ending at Downtown Summerlin. Southern Nevada’s longest running cycling event, Tour de Summerlin is now in its 17th year. 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. The event benefits Breakaway Cycling, a nonprofit to promote cycling and bike safety to children throughout Southern Nevada. Sponsors include The Howard Hughes Corporation, Element Hotel, McGhie’s Ski Bike & Board, Team AMC, Road ID, Krayvings and Leadership Excursion Co. Registration is $85. To register, visit Summerlin.com.
The ninth 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 medals and shirts. The event benefits the College of Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Summerlin. Sponsors include The Howard Hughes Corporation, American Media Corporation, Fabulous Freddy’s and Max Muscle. Registration is $90. To register, visit Summerlin.com.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 7, the Summerlin Wellness Festival sponsored by Summerlin Hospital is the centerpiece of the event. The Festival includes health screenings and information on a variety of topics such as hands-only CPR training; stop the bleeding training; blood pressure checks, heart attack and stroke education, childbirth questions and healthy eating tips. Children’s activities include rock-climbing, acrobatic demonstrations, face painting, balloon artistry and lawn games. Other participants in the Wellness Festival include Comprehensive Cancer Centers and Fit4Mom. Free fitness classes will be taught throughout the day directed by Fit4Mom, Dance Dynamics, TruFusion, Pre Barre, lululemon and more!
With a focus on wellness of planet earth, numerous environmentally focused organizations will also be in attendance to educate attendees on programs, new technology and more. Among these are Green Alliance, Republic Services, The Nature Conservancy, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, CCSD Safe Routes to School Program and Garden Farms.
The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of Summerlin, has a long history of environmental stewardship in Southern Nevada, beginning with two land exchanges that helped to establish and grow Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, forever protecting it from development. Summerlin was one of the earliest adopters of low water use landscapes and is a model of smart growth principles that include the integration of natural landscapes into development and dual use of arroyos for parks and trails.
For more information, visit Summerlin.com.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all within the master plan. The community is currently home to nearly 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 250 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 27 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, ten golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 14 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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