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Katy Family YMCA Announces Race Registration Open – 14th Annual Event to be Held on Thanksgiving Day

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The Katy Family YMCA and The Fellowship will host the 14th annual Turkey Dash presented by Reliant, an NRG company on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016. The race has grown in recent years to become one of the largest and most anticipated fun runs in the Greater Houston Area.

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

6,500 participants and more than 1,500 spectators and volunteers are expected to take part in this year’s event. Race day highlights include 10K and 5K awards in age categories, a post-race party featuring door prizes, refreshments, local businesses, games and a Kids Fun Zone. A costume contest will also be held.

“The Turkey Dash is an event where families get together and celebrate a holiday while creating new memories. A successful event is only possible because of the support of our local community, committed volunteers and local businesses,” says Brian Haines, Vice President of Operations of the YMCA. “Knowing that we are all working for the same worthy cause, and helping so many families have a great time, makes this event very special.”

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. Other lead sponsors include British International School of Houston, Grand Vision, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and United Healthcare.

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

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