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Local Residents Compete in Katy Triathlon at Firethorne

Katy Texas News
Posted on November 19, 2010

Three cheers are in order for the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne, its more than 900 runners, swimmers and cyclists, as well as hundreds of well-wishing fans, volunteers, and sponsors. The event raised $30,000 to benefit the Katy Rotary Fund. The Rotary Club of Katy, race sponsor, raises funds to support local charities for their work in providing essential health, recreation and educational services to children in the Katy ISD attendance area.

In spring 2010, the Katy Rotarians funded 14 $1,500 college scholarships to graduating seniors from the district’s six high schools, as well as supported other deserving charitable projects. Rotary Interact Clubs from Katy High School and Katy Taylor High School, Boy Scout Troop 584, and Katy VFW Post 9182 provided volunteer support for the race.

Triathletes ranged in age from 8 to 72. Participants came from the Houston area as well as out of state from Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan and California. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned racewas held in and around Firethorne, a 1,400-acre Katy/Fulshear residential community.

The event is the third largest co-ed triathlon in Texas. Individual athletes as well as relay teams competed in a 500-meter swim around Lake Firethorne, a 16-mile bike race and a three-mile run through Firethorne. For race winners, visit firethorne.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Competitors swim in Lake Firethorne.

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