The Katy Triathlon, the longest-running triathlon in the greater Houston/Katy area, returns to the Katy community of Cane Island on Sunday, September 5th with competitions in traditional triathlon, a two-stage duathlon and aquabike.
Registration for all three events can be found at www.katytriathlon.org. Sign up is available for individual, two-person and three-person relay teams ages 12 and up. All race registrations and sponsorship proceeds benefit scholarships for need-based Katy ISD seniors.
The 28th annual event once again will feature a traditional, three-stage triathlon (500-meter open swim, 13-mile bike and three-mile run) along with a duathlon (one-mile run followed by a 13-mile bike and three-mile run) and two-stage aquabike (500-meter open water swim and a 12-mile bike).
“With a duathlon, aquabike and two and three-person relay teams, we continue to significantly broaden our appeal to those of all ages and fitness levels,” says race chair Paul Kurt.
All three events will start at 6:45 am. Offsite parking and the post-race party for participants and spectators will be located at Glazier’s, 27815 Hwy Blvd., at the southwest corner of Highway 90 and Cane Island Parkway.
Proceeds from registration fees and sponsorship donations for the Katy Triathlon/ Duathlon/Aquabike will benefit need-based and character scholarships for graduating Katy ISD seniors. Recently, the Katy Triathlon awarded $63,000 to deserving students. Since its inception, the triathlon has funded more than a half million dollars in scholarships.
Participant packet pick up for all events is available at Cane Island’s Cane Quarter, 2100 Cane Island Parkway. Pick up hours are Friday, September 3 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.; and Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There is no packet pick up on race day.
“It will be great to welcome back and cheer on all our athletes on race day,” adds Kurt. “We’re grateful for everyone’s support and the opportunity to give back to our community.”