Las Vegas, Nevada - Residents of all ages are invited to join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman for her annual “Get Movin’ with the Mayor Walk” at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, located at 7901 W. Washington Ave. Pets on a leash are welcome at the event. Free healthy refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Check-in for those walking for Corporate Challenge teams will be at 12:30 p.m.; the 1.71-mile walk begins at 1 p.m.
A chili cook-off and cupcake bake-off is open to Corporate Challenge participants. Chili must be presented to judges in three individual one-cup servings at noon; cupcake is to be presented to judges at noon. Both will be judged on overall taste. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place chili and cupcake at 1:30 p.m.
The walk will follow the annual 10 a.m. Helldorado Parade downtown, and precede the annual Corporate Challenge Closing Ceremonies at 2 p.m. All the events are free and open to the public.
“It’s time to get moving, be active, and get healthy!” said Mayor Goodman. “We’ll all feel better if we take a walk while we visit with our neighbors. Let’s exercise together, have some fun and get to know each other better!”
Corporate Challenge is a way for employees to build teamwork and friendships while being more physically active. It has helped to foster company pride, corporate wellness and unity since 1985. Companies are divided into three divisions, based on the number of employees. This makes competition fairer, so companies with only a few employees are not challenging those with a base of thousands. Smaller companies that share business often join forces to form a combined team. Many of today’s most successful local organizations have been involved in this activity for years.
This year’s competition began March 2 and has included most sports as well as less strenuous activities — a blood drive, chess, cornhole, 8-ball, kart racing, poker, table tennis, trivia challenge, charity challenge, Bpong, horseshoes, laser tag, bocce, weight loss, the Mayor’s walk and a T-shirt design contest. Some 18,000 players and spectators have participated throughout the 40 events. Corporate Challenge is operated by the city of Las Vegas. Presenting sponsors are Zappos and the city of Las Vegas, with silver sponsors Cox Communications, Republic Services and NV Energy. For more information or to keep up with standings during the competition, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/corporatechallenge.