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Katy YMCA Turkey Dash Celebrates 11th Anniversary

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Are you up for a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk/Run? Advance registration is strongly encouraged for the Katy YMCA Turkey Dash—Katy’s most popular seasonal fun run!

The Katy YMCA and The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch will host the 11th annual Turkey Dash presented by Reliant, an NRG company on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013. The race has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years to become Katy’s premiere fun run. Last year over 5,800 participants gathered on race morning to kick off their Holiday season by participating in the Turkey Dash, a 31% increase over the prior year.  

With four events to choose from, there’s something for everyone; a Kids Fun Run, a 10K, 5K and a 1 Mile Walk/Run. All races start on Peek Road near the Katy YMCA located at 22807 Westheimer Parkway, one block off the Grand Parkway in Cinco Ranch.  

The event was the brainchild of leaders from the Y and the church wishing to organize a large-scale holiday event to promote community bonding. Now the Turkey Dash is a well recognized, community Holiday kick off celebration which attracts thousands of participants from all parts of West Houston.  

Race day highlights include awards in age categories for the 10K and 5K. The post race party features door prizes, refreshments and games as well as a Kids Fun Zone complete with a rock wall, moonwalks, games and more!  

Beth Strand, race coordinator says, “We have seen family participation grow over the past few years. Families creating memories is really what the Turkey Dash is all about. In addition to a great time, participants receive the satisfaction of knowing their race fees go toward a good cause, the YMCA Annual Campaign. This annual fundraiser ensures that Katy families have access to Y programs and services regardless of their ability to pay.”

The Signature Sponsor is Reliant, an NRG company and other lead sponsors include Grand Vision, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and DSS Security.  

Interested in participating, sponsoring or volunteering?  Visit www.ymcaturkeydash.org or call the Katy YMCA at 281-392-5055.  

 

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