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Katy Sunrise Rotary to Host 5K Benefiting Local Charities

The 8th Annual Katy Sunrise Rotary 5K and 1 Mile Walk, Stroll & Roll is Celebrating America’s Military: Past, Present and Future – all while benefiting local charities.  The Memorial Day kickoff is scheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at LaCenterra, located at Hwy 99 and Cinco Ranch Blvd.

An anticipated 600 runners and walkers of all ages will fill the streets around LaCenterra while helping raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, Lone Star Veterans Association, Family to Family Network and CHAMPS (Children Against Mines Program).

The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1 mile event. The 5K course is certified by the US Track & Field Association and all 5K participants will receive a timing chip.

Participants may register online at katysunriserotary.com through Friday, May 27 or pick up a race brochure at Luke’s Locker, West Bound Bank, local Members Choice Credit Union branches and local running stores. Entry fees paid prior to race day are $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1 mile event participants.  Race day entry fees are $30 for adults and $15 for the 1 mile walk.

Packet pickup and walkup registration will be held at Luke’s Locker in LaCenterra on Thursday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet.

A post-race party with free snacks and beverages will take place in the courtyard of LaCenterra.  Major sponsors include Luke’s Locker, Texas Pipe & Supply, Veteran Energy, Westside Lexus, Westbound Bank, Members Choice Credit Union, Positive Force Consulting, and Tiger Land Child Care.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to honor the men and women of America’s armed forces through our annual fundraiser,” says Katy Sunrise Rotary’s immediate past president, Van Gilbert. “Our troops do so much for us and we want to remember and thank them, especially as we celebrate Memorial Day.”

For more information about the 8th Annual Katy Sunrise Rotary 5K, visit katysunriserotary.com or call 713-344-3451.

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