The Candlelighters 5K & One Mile Race for our Kids will be held today in Exploration Park in Mountain's Edge. Participants must register between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. today. Race day registration is $40 and free for childhood cancer survivors.
The race and walk support children with cancer and their families through the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
In addition to the race and walk, other activities continue until 11 a.m. and include food and refreshments, raffle prizes including a Disneyland trip for four, children's play and art areas, bone marrow drive, 5K Plus Boot Camp Las Vegas obstacle course, awards ceremony and booths and exhibitors.
The Community Associations Institute, Nevada chapter has been an ongoing supporter of the Candlelighters' event and forms one of the largest corporate teams each year.
"It's really a breath of fresh air to see that even in this day and age when everybody is so consumed by rushing through things, working through lunches, and checking Facebook all the time that humanity and goodwill do still exist," said Eric Theros, a member of CAI's Outreach Committee. "We're proud that people in an industry as large as ours have chosen to take the time to do what's really important and give back to the community."
For general information, visit www. candlelightersnv.org.
The community's park also will hold Family, Fur & Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. The festival benefits the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Mountain's Edge has been ranked by national real estate advisory firms as the best-selling master-planned community in Nevada .
As of Aug. 26, the 613 home sales among Mountain's Edge builders this year is nearly double the amount of sales during the same time period in 2011.
The master plan includes many of the valley's major homebuilders, including Beazer Homes, Discovery Homes, D.R. Horton, KB Home, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pardee Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes and William Lyon Homes.
These builders offer a variety of floor plans that fit single, family and active-adult lifestyles and offer energy-saving features and designs with rooftop decks.
Developed by Focus Property Group, Mountain's Edge has miles of parks, trails and open spaces. These include the new neighborhood Nathaniel Jones and Exploration parks.
Exploration Park has volleyball courts, picnic areas, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, walking trails, Western town replica and Indian village, archaeology dig site, and trails leading up to the top of 2,846-foot-tall Exploration Peak that offers views of the Las Vegas Valley and the master plan.
Additionally, the community is in close proximity to Red Rock National Conservation Area, major employment, Las Vegas Strip entertainment offerings, public facilities and schools.
Mountain's Edge is located at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive, at the Buffalo and Blue Diamond Road intersection. Exploration Park is just south of the community's entrance.
To learn more, visit the Mountain's Edge New Home Information Center, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, call 702-898-5777 or visit www.mountainsedge.com.