Recreation briefs

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS TO HOST
CHARITY WALK AND FALL FESTIVAL

Southern Highlands is scheduled to host its seventh annual fall festival 5K and one-mile walk on Oct. 22. The race is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Goett Family Park, along Southern Highlands Parkway, south of Somerset Hills.

The festival, which is free, starts after the walk. Registration prices for the race vary based on when you sign up and for which race. Proceeds will benefit the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation, the Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club, the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada and We R Community.

Last year’s event raised more than $100,000. For more information or to register, visit SH5K.com or call 263-1000.

BOOTLEG CANYON TRAIL RIDE PLANNED

Nevada’s first 24-hour relay cycling event, "24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon," is scheduled for Oct. 29 at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park in Boulder City. The race includes a barbecue and bonfire with live rock ‘n’ roll music. To register or for more information, go to 24hoursofbootleg.com.

LAKE MEAD TRIATHLON SCHEDULED

In recognition of Veterans Day, the inaugural Lake Mead Triathlon is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City. The Lake Mead Triathlon is the last triathlon for the West Coast and benefits Operation Rebound. For more information, go to lakemeadtri.com.

BLM TO HOST FEE-FREE DAYS

The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands for National Public Lands Day on Nov. 11-13 for the Veterans Day holiday weekend. These fee-free days also apply to areas managed within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. Other fees, such as overnight camping, cabin rentals and group day use, will remain in effect. For more information, visit blm.gov.

MAYOR’S CUP INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE NOMINATED FOR AWARD

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is being recommended for the prestigious international Peace and Sport Award. In a message from the Consulate of Monaco in Las Vegas to the city and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, consul Jonathan Warren announced that he was placing the soccer tournament in the running for the honor. The Peace and Sport Award was founded by Olympic pentathlete Joel Bouzou and officially recognized by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The purpose of the honor is "to elevate humanity through the universal interaction of friendly competition and sportsmanship."

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is co-hosted each February over Presidents Day weekend by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Last year more than 6,000 youth soccer players, ages 14 to 19, from eight foreign countries and 26 states took part. The tournament has become the largest youth soccer tournament in the country. The tournament originally started as a means of bringing youth players from Rosarito, Mexico, to Las Vegas so the young players could share a passion for soccer. Since then, the tournament has grown into a major youth sports event, attracting nearly 150 college soccer coaches and recruiters.

The Mayor’s Cup also provides a significant boost to the local economy. Sporting events and programs from around the world have been recommended for Peace and Sport Awards in at least five categories. The winners are expected to be announced in Monaco on Oct. 27.

DEW TOUR SET TO HIT HARD ROCK

World-class skateboarders and BMX riders are set to compete in The Dew Tour Championships Thursday through Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road. Competition types include Skate Street, Skate Vert, BMX Vert, BMX Park and BMX Dirt contests. The schedule is as follows:

Friday: A free FMX Best Whip contest presented by Hart & Huntington will feature Las Vegas native Carey Hart in the afternoon, followed by the Skate Street finals at the Joint with a special musical guest.

Saturday: BMX Dirt finals on a technical course designed by Las Vegas native and MTV host TJ Lavin.

Sunday: A party at the Hard Rock Hotel with the Vert Ramp built over the pool for the BMX Vert and Skate Vert finals.

The Dew Tour Championships Festival Village will be open and free to the public throughout the weekend. Tickets are available on allisports.com/dew-tour. For more information, visit allisports.com/dew-tour/event/las-vegas-2011/info/event-info.

LAS VEGAS MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNEY SET FOR OCT. 28-30

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Soccer Tournament is planned for Oct. 28-30 at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, 7353 Eugene Ave.; the Charlie Kellogg and Joe Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave.; and other fields as assigned.

Last year’s tournament featured 290 youth soccer teams from 11 different states, as well as Canada and Mexico. The event offers gold and silver levels for boys and girls. Admission is free for spectators.

More information, visit lvmayorscup.com.

RACQUETBALL LEAGUES GEARING UP

Minker Adult Racquetball Leagues was scheduled to begin registration Oct. 10 at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, until leagues are full. Costs are $5 for members and $25 for nonmembers per league. Games are set from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from Monday through Nov. 28.

Intermediate/advanced singles play is set for Mondays or Wednesdays, and novice singles play is set for Tuesdays or Thursdays. Play five matches each week during a six-week season, plus participate in an end-of-season tournament. For more information, call 229-6563.

ADAPTIVE QUAD RUGBY TOURNAMENT SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

An all-ages Helter Skelter Quad Rugby Tournament is set for Friday through Sunday at the Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Road, 229-6563; and Dula Gymnasium, 441 E. Bonanza Road, 229-6307. Watch regional teams compete during this annual event, which is free for spectators. For more information, call 229-4796.

ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES TO BEGIN

Adult softball leagues began Oct. 3 for those 18 or older from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Doc Romeo Park, 2825 Ronemus Drive; Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave; and Veterans Memorial Fields, 400 Stewart Ave. Costs are $475 per team, plus umpire fees of $192. Divisions include Coed Rec, Coed D and Men’s D, Men’s D+. Season includes seven weeks of regular-season play (one doubleheader per week) plus an end-of-season tournament or seeded play. Teams can register online at clvbeyondtheneon.com or in person at the Municipal Sports Office located on the second floor of City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., in the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/adultsports or call 229-1642.

HENDERSON LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER SOCCER COACHES

The city of Henderson’s sports office is looking for volunteer youth soccer coaches.

Practices began Sept. 6. The season began Oct. 1 and is slated to run from Nov. 5.

The opportunity is open to any person with experience in the field or who is willing to learn.

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