LAS VEGAS (Mar. 9, 2019)– Today at Skye Canyon’s fourth annual 5K & 8K Road Run, more than 270 runners and walkers raised $2,500 for Special Olympics Nevada. The family-friendly event raised funds through race registration fees and a post-race pancake breakfast.
Races started at Skye Canyon Park at 9 a.m. and led participants through Skye Canyon’s Phase 2 neighborhoods. All racers received finishing medals and enjoyed complimentary massages in a recovery area. Top finishers received a special award; winners and race times listed below.
|Female||Joann Pavlovcak, 21:05||Nikki Regalado, 32:50|
|Male||Andrew Duncan, 16:13||Mike Slawski, 32:57|
|Female||Leah Groppenbacher, 21:40||Carrie Fox, 34:23|
|Male||Eric Hosafros, 19:09||Terence Cogle, 36:13|
|Female||Emily Mangino, 21:50||Trisha Davies, 39:16|
|Male||Kingston Lueck, 20:32||Scott Stephensen, 38:00|
“Partnering with Special Olympics Nevada was a natural fit to support local athletes and our resident Christine McCullough who is representing Nevada in the World Games in Abu Dhabi,” said Desiree Van Leer, marketing manager of Olympia Companies, developer of Skye Canyon. “Helping an organization who helps others lead their best lives, on and off the field, resonates with Skye Canyon’s values.”
Christine McCullough, 46, joined Special Olympics in 1995 and has competed in track and field, basketball, golf, and bowling; she has won over a dozen medals. McCullough will compete in the track and field portion of the World Games that take place March 14-21.
The event is a part of Skye Canyon’s Skye Serves program designed to empower the community to support and serve through initiatives benefitting the nonprofits serving the Las Vegas Valley.
Special Olympics Nevada is celebrating 50 years of service by transforming the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities by providing year-round sports training and competition by replicating the Olympic Games.
For more information, visit www.skyecanyon.com.
About Skye Canyon
Skye Canyon is a 1,000-acre master-planned community in Northwest Las Vegas located on US Highway 95 at Skye Canyon Park 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. Skye Canyon includes unique amenities like Skye Canyon Park that features Skye Center, the community’s social hub with an open-air bistro and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and Skye Fitness, a state-of-the-art workout facility and outdoor junior Olympic size swimming pool that is exclusive for residents. Among the many other amenities offered are designated bike lanes, an extensive network of hiking and walking trails and shopping at Skye Canyon Marketplace. Other commercial offerings such as office space and gaming will be added as the community grows.
Skye Canyon is a product of leading developer Olympia Companies, joined by Stonehill Capital Management and Spectrum Group Management LLC. For more information visit www.skyecanyon.com or connect with Skye Canyon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Pinterest.