Cypress, TX News – The Cypress Triathlon Set for Weekend of August 2 in Bridgeland

Cypress, TX News (June 18, 2014) - Athletes, adolescents, and animals alike are ramping up their training as the sixth annual Cypress Triathlon in the Bridgeland® community nears. Starting on Saturday, August 2, the master planned community owned by The Howard Hughes Corporation®, will kick off weekend-long events with the Doggie Splash ‘N Dash and Kids’ Triathlon, followed by the Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, August 3.

The weekend’s first event, the Doggie Splash ‘N Dash, will pair up Fido and friend in a competition against other canine-loving teams for a 200-meter swim and one-mile run. In the Kids’ Triathlon that follows, children as young as six can choose to participate in a 100-meter pool swim, two-mile bike ride, and three-quarters of a mile run. Depending on age and ability level, participants can also choose to modify the course. On Sunday, the full triathlon will include a 550-meter swim, 13-mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile run through Bridgeland as participants compete to win a part of the race’s $1,500 purse, which will be divided among the top finishers.

“Out of all the triathlons we do, Bridgeland provides some of the best scenery,” said Aaron Palaian, Owner of Onurmark Productions and Director of the Cypress Triathlon. “Bridgeland provides a very welcoming and encouraging atmosphere for the competitors with residents out cheering racers along. They really make everyone feel at home.”

The race has come to be well-respected by triathletes across the Houston area, with the event selling out every year. In addition to the triathlon, Bridgeland hosts a number of competitive sporting events throughout the year.

“It’s an honor to have the Cypress Triathlon within Bridgeland each year,” said Lona Shipp, the community’s Marketing Manager. “Our neighborhood is filled with running trails, biking paths, and large lakes, making it an ideal location for a triathlon.”

To register or to volunteer to help throughout the weekend, visit www.bridgeland.com/races-triathlons.