Cross Creek Ranch Hosts Springs Back Triathlon May 20

(Fulshear, TX – April 25, 2018)      —        Triathletes and duathletes can test their endurance at Cross Creek Ranch during the Springs Back Triathlon on May 20.

Registration is now open for the 6th annual USA Triathlon-sanctioned race. Athletes can choose between sprint and Olympic distance options, as well as triathlon and duathlon options.

The event starts at 6:45 a.m. with the 1.3-kilometer Olympic swim, followed by the 400-meter sprint swim. The swim will take place at the Fulshear community’s amenity lake located behind the Welcome Center, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane.

“We invite everyone to enjoy a great spring day with us,” said Tina Whiteford, owner and race director for i Tri Events. “The lake is beautiful, and then athletes can enjoy a great flat ride and run on the beautiful Cross Creek Ranch trails.”

Sprint racers will follow up their swim with a 13-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. Olympic distance contestants will bike 43 kilometers and run 10 kilometers. The Olympic and spring duathlon run will start at 6:45 a.m.

An after party featuring music, food, massages and an awards ceremony will conclude the event. The top three finishers will receive awards. All athletes will receive tech shirts and finisher medals.

“We are very lucky to have such great natural amenities,” said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “I don’t think it’s possible for the Springs Back Triathlon to be held anywhere else. Just watching the sun rise over our lake before the event is worth coming out for.”

The race is open to all USA Triathlon members. Non-members interested in participating can purchase a one-day license during registration or at packet pick-up. A one-day license is $12 for ages 18 and older, with an annual license priced at $50. For more information, visit

Individual registration is $90 for the sprint distance and $105 for the Olympic distance. Discounts are available for under 17 and active or retired military. To register or for more information, visit

Spanning 3,200 acres, Cross Creek Ranch is known for its extensive natural amenities including a community wildlife and bird sanctuary. Homes in the community are priced from the $220,000s.

Cross Creek Ranch General Manager Rob Bamford, second from left, stands with participants of a past Springs Back Triathlon. Registration is open for this year’s race, slated for May 20 in the Fulshear community.

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About Cross Creek Ranch

Cross Creek Ranch is a 3,200-acre master-planned community by The Johnson Development Corp. located in Fulshear, just minutes west of the Grand Parkway off FM 1093.  The community offers amenities including the Cross Creek Water Park, Italian Maid Café, a boardwalk overlooking a community wildlife and bird sanctuary, miles of hike-and-bike trails and the one-acre Canine Commons dog park with separate areas dedicated for larger and smaller breeds. It also is home to a spacious fitness center and sports complex with tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball court and playgrounds for all ages.

About Johnson Development

Johnson Development is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating more than 40 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Jordan Ranch, Harmony, Willow Creek Farms, Imperial, Grand Central Park, Harvest Green and Veranda as well as Atlanta’s Lake Arrowhead and D/FW’s Viridian and Trinity Falls. Johnson Development also provides outsourced development services for property owners, homebuilders and other parties on a fee basis to help realize the potential of their land positions. For more information on Johnson Development, visit