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Fit Kids: Firethorne to Host Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Sat., Oct. 29

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Katy/Fulshear, TX – Sept. 14, 2011 . . . The Firethorne residential community in Katy/Fulshear will host two triathlons in one weekend this October: the first-ever Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Series Race #9 for children on Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m., followed by the 19h Annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne Sunday, October 30, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Both USA Triathlon-sanctioned races will be positioned in and around the 1,400-acre Firethorne residential community on FM 1463, near the crossroads of the I-10 West corridor, Westpark Tollway and Grand Parkway in Katy/Fulshear.

“We are pleased to introduce the Kiwanis Kids Triathlon to Firethorne this year and welcome back the Katy Triathlon for the third year,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. Organizers expect approximately 200 participants for the children’s race and 900 in the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne coming from throughout the Houston metropolitan area and the state.

The Katy Triathlon at Firethorne encompasses a 16-mile bike race, a three-mile run and a 500-meter swim in Lake Firethorne. Rotary Club of Katy has sponsored the Katy race for more than 10 years, according to President-Elect Dr. Ralph Brock. The Club organizes more than 40 of its own member-volunteers, in addition to helpers from Cinco Ranch High School FBLA, Rotary Interact Club and Boy Scouts to orchestrate the Katy Triathlon.

The Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Series Race #9, open to children ages 6-12 (birth years 1999-2004), will vary its course length according to birth year/age group. The swimming leg will be held in Firethorne’s new competitive lap pool. For registration for the USA Triathlon-sanctioned race, go to: https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/75756.

The Sunday cycling route for adults will include sections of FM 1463 and US Hwy. 90 within the Katy city limits.

“Firethorne opened a six-lane, 25-yard-long competitive lap pool earlier this summer that is an ideal place for residents to train,” noted veteran Race Director Dave Rainey.

Katy Triathlon registration is open and continues through October 25. The complete fee structure and deadlines are posted on the event website, www.katytriathlon.com.

The Rotary Club of Katy donates event proceeds to the Katy Rotary Fund, which supports local charities for their work in providing essential health, recreation and educational services to children in Katy ISD. In July, the Rotary Fund awarded $21,000 in scholarships, $1,500 each to 14 graduating seniors from the district’s six high schools. Race sponsorships, underwriters and in-kind underwriters are available. For information, call Vicki Rao, 281-391-3655.
Firethorne, located 15 miles west of Houston’s Energy Corridor, blends the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, Fitness Center, resort-style swimming pool, competitive swim center, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Served by highly acclaimed schools, Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear. To tour Firethorne, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, call 281-395-1440 or visit www.firethorne.info.

Hundreds of cycles parked at the Firethorne Visitor Center for Katy Triathlon at Firethorne

Hundreds of cycles parked at the Firethorne Visitor Center for Katy Triathlon at Firethorne


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19th Annual Katy Triathlon Set for Sunday, Oct. 30

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Katy/Fulshear, TX – Aug. 18, 2011 . . .

Swimmers take to the lake at the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne

Swimmers take to the lake at the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne

“We are pleased to welcome back the Katy Triathlon for the third consecutive year,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. Organizers expect approximately 900 participants from throughout the Houston metropolitan area and across the state.

The Katy Triathlon at Firethorne encompasses a 16-mile bike race, a three-mile run and a 500-meter swim in Lake Firethorne. Rotary Club of Katy has sponsored the Katy race for more than 10 years, according to President-Elect Dr. Ralph Brock. The Club organizes more than 40 of its own member-volunteers, in addition to helpers from Cinco Ranch High School FBLA, Rotary Interact Club and Boy Scouts to orchestrate the Katy Triathlon.

The cycling route for adults will include sections of FM 1463 and US Hwy. 90 within the Katy city limits.

“Firethorne opened a six-lane, 25-yard-long competitive lap pool earlier this summer that is an ideal place for residents to train,” noted veteran Race Director Dave Rainey.

Katy Triathlon registration is open and continues through October 25. The complete fee structure and deadlines are posted on the event website, www.katytriathlon.com.

The Rotary Club of Katy donates event proceeds to the Katy Rotary Fund, which supports local charities for their work in providing essential health, recreation and educational services to children in Katy ISD. In July, the Rotary Fund awarded $21,000 in scholarships, $1,500 each to 14 graduating seniors from the district’s six high schools. Race sponsorships, underwriters and in-kind underwriters are available. For information, call Vicki Rao, 281-391-3655.

Firethorne, located 15 miles west of Houston’s Energy Corridor, blends the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, Fitness Center, resort-style swimming pool, competitive swim center, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Served by highly acclaimed schools, Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear. To tour Firethorne, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463, call 281-395-1440 or visit www.firethorne.info. # # #

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