Annual competition raises money for local non-profits
Thousands of athletes and spectators will visit the shores of Towne Lake for the Towne Lake Triathlon Labor Day Weekend, September 5th, 2016. The annual event, presented by Onurmark Productions, featured both Olympic- and sprint-distance courses set throughout Towne Lake, in addition to a junior triathlon for athletes ages 6-15. Athletes participating in Onurmark’s Giving Challenge for this event raised over $28,000 for three nonprofit organizations. More than $400,000 has been raised for dozens of charities since the program’s inception in 2012.
“It’s great to see the Towne Lake community come out and cheer for these dedicated triathletes throughout the course and at the finish line,” said Kent Puckett, vice president of operations, developments of Caldwell Cos. “This event is a unique way to showcase Towne Lake, allowing people to experience first hand our beautiful community and its amenities.”
Congratulations to Lisa Roberts and Matt Hanson, the first place female and male for the Olympic-distance race in 2015. Roberts finished the Olympic-distance course with a time of 2:07:34.7. Hanson crossed the finish line with a time of 1:49:10.3. Both Roberts and Hanson set new course records!
To register for the Triathlon,visit http://www.bayoucitytriseries.com/towne-lake-triathlon/
Towne Lake would like to thank the Berry Center, Lone Star College and Kroger for their partnership and help in making the triathlon a success. Be sure to come out and join us next year!