Annual Katy Triathlon being held at Firethorne

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Annual Katy Triathlon being held at Firethorne  


The 23rd Annual Katy Triathlon will be hosted once again by the Katy Rotary Club and the City of Katy. The event will be held in and around the Firethorne neighborhood in Katy Texas and  will take place on Sunday September 27, 2015 with the starting time at 7:00 AM.


Firethorne is a Master Planned Community located on FM 1463 about 2-3 miles south of I-10 and this event has been held in Firethorne for the last several years. I have written blogs about this Triathlon in the past as it is a huge local event where all the proceeds benefit local college scholarships awarded by the Katy Rotary Club.

This Triathlon will consist of a new (course) 12 mile bike ride, 500 meter lake swim and 3 mile run. Individuals as well as teams are competing. There are several brackets of competitors including the most competitive where an individual would have had to place in the top three in another sanctioned event during 2015 in order to qualify. Firethorne Triathlon  is USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is governed by USA Triathlon rules. Membership is required to participate and one memberships are available. This Triathlon is very beginner friendly.


The Rotary  Club took over this competition in 1998 and since then has raised over $380,000 for college scholarship given to local area graduating seniors in Katy ISD.


I have been told this is a very exciting race and spectators are welcome to watch. As I have said in prior years  I would advise leaving very early early with parking now at the Wolman Elementary School and Firethorne Swim Center both located on North Firethorne Dr. All attendees should be ready to walk a long way to observe the event.  


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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Good localism blog! I love you heading out shortly,

Sep 22, 2015 05:14 AM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob I am echoing Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert  comment, indeed it is a good Localism keep in mind you would only find me in a Spectator Position:))Endre

Sep 22, 2015 05:38 AM #2
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

This should be a great event Robert (Bob) Gilbert ....Are you and Yolanda entering?

Have a great week!

Sep 22, 2015 05:39 AM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Rob Thomas - The Triathlon is out of my league these days but thanks for asking.. 

Sep 22, 2015 05:43 AM #4
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert - I had to stop the video on Taylors obit in the Chronicle as it was too hard to watch. It will not be an easy service to attend. 

Sep 22, 2015 05:45 AM #5
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Endre Barath, Jr. - Thanks as always for your support.. I hope all is well with both of you.. 

Sep 22, 2015 05:45 AM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Robert (Bob) Gilbert This looks like a fun event. Will you be cruising the lake in scuba gear with a big dorsal fin during the swim portion of the Triathalon?

Sep 22, 2015 06:53 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What  a great event, and I admire the folks that do that...Hope your son is getting better. Sorry to hear about the funerals...E Hugs to both of you.  A

Sep 22, 2015 07:19 AM #8
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Robert (Bob) Gilbert ,  I'm afraid I would be one of the spectators, although there was a time in my life when I would ave taken on the challenge.

Sep 22, 2015 08:08 AM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Looks like a great event that will benefit the Katy graduating seniors!  I'd love to participate in a triathlon.  I can swim, and I can bike, but I can't run worth a darn!

Sep 22, 2015 10:58 AM #10
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The Annual Katy Triathlon being a  Firethorne is a great community event.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 22, 2015 11:23 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob- I've never watched a Triathlon, but I  think it would be fun to watch the Annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne. 

Sep 22, 2015 11:35 AM #12
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Bob.  These folks always amaze me with their athleticism and great abilities.

Sep 22, 2015 08:50 PM #13
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good reading for area residents. They will appreciate your updates.

Sep 22, 2015 11:31 PM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, so many enjoy these triathalons, and hope many sign up for this event! 

Sep 23, 2015 12:10 AM #15
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

As always, Bob, you provide excellent information on what is going on in Katy!

Sep 23, 2015 05:20 AM #16
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Hey Bob, 

I went to your AR profile page to check out your personal website.  I tried several times but the links do not open for me.  Just wanted you to be aware.


Sep 24, 2015 07:21 AM #17
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