Cotopaxi is an outdoor gear and apparel company, but it's actually much more than that. The natural world is the company's lifeblood, and they show their appreciation by giving back to charities and humanitarian efforts whenever possible. In fact, every piece of Cotopaxi gear is tied to a humanitarian cause in one of the poorest regions of the world. Another way Cotopaxi gives back is a bit less conventional, but quite effective in its own way. It's called the Questival, and it's unlike any other event in the world.
The Cotopaxi Questival packs adventure, zaniness, and music into a 24-hour outdoor race event that benefits charity. Teams must choose from a list of quirky challenges that fall under categories such as hiking, service, camping, eating, and social media-ing; each successfully completed challenge wins cash for charity and humanitarian trips. A panel of judges that includes outdoor experts, environmental advocates, and business innovators is on hand to evaluate each team's performance and award them points based on their accomplishments.
You don't need superpowers to be a hero. Just a superhero's costume, a little drive, and a lot of heart. At the Hero 5K, which benefits The Shade Tree's mission to stop domestic violence, participants take to the Llama lot at 9th and Freemont, decked out in the disguises of their favorite comic book characters, for 3.10686 miles of colorful walking, running, or lollygagging (only if you're dressed as Batman's foe, The Lolligagger). The event features a special performance by the hip-hop dance troupe, Jabbawockeez (winners of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew), and is hosted by Pro BMX Rider Ricardo Laguna and former Miss Nevada Lisa Song Sutton.
There are two rules at The Color Run 5K races—wear a white shirt at the starting line, and finish plastered in color. Participants of all fitness levels weave through a leisurely course as volunteers lob colored powder at them, crossing the finish line doused in a rainbow of hues. Following the dash, color runners gather at the Finish Festival to celebrate their achievement with music, dancing, and even more massive color throws.
This year the minds behind The Color Run aren’t just content to bring fun to every city they visit—they’re bringing “a 5K vacation.” The Tropicolor Tour puts an island spin on the race with scented color powders, inflated palm trees, a Rainbow Beach finish festival with sand and beach chairs, and, of course, colorful photo ops to brighten your day.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Trikke
Pro Tip: Please wear flat shoes and sunglasses. May want to consider sunscreen or bringing a hat.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Metered street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Electric Trikke Art Tour
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Q&A with Ann of Trikke Las Vegas
What special training do you or your staff have?
We provide a 10-minute orientation on the electric Trikkes before beginning the tour.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Our staff are Certified Trikke Trainers and are completely versed with Trikke Carving Vehicles.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
They will see a whole new side of downtown Las Vegas.
We'll show them what's happening—not what happened.
Las Vegas' Mustache Dache St. Petersburg is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Mustache Dache St. Petersburg is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!
Growing up in a small town, Tanya Carrier discovered a talent—and more importantly, a passion—for running at the age of 13. Running helped give her confidence and identity in high school. It helped see her through college, as the only member of her extended family to attend. It taught her discipline, which guided her in qualifying for the Boston Marathon, earning a master's degree in special education, and, ultimately, founding Downtown Runners. As she told Joe Schoenmann of the Las Vegas Sun, she created the organization to share her passion with others and to provide an outlet for people to exercise together.
Tanya knows that Las Vegas already has its fair share of 5Ks, so she planned her inaugural two for the off seasons. Her first race, the Sprinkler Sprint 5K, offsets summer's heat with watery obstacles, such as squirt guns, water cannons, and Slip 'n Slides. Her second 5K takes its inspiration from strip poker, encouraging runners to bundle up against the winter chill with clothes they'd like to donate to charity, losing a layer at predetermined stops along the route. For each item of clothing lost, they get a playing card to use in a poker hand at the end of the race. Winning hands can be used to claim prizes or bluff other racers into believing they haven't even started running yet.