McKINNEY (Feb. 13, 2014) — The McKinney Kiwanis Club and PlayTri are hosting the annual Historic McKinney Kiwanis Triathlon.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at McKinney High School, located at 1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy. The Sprint Triathlon will consist of a 300-yard pool swim, 13-mile bike ride and 3.2-mile run.

The swim will be in a 25-yard indoor pool. The bike course is a great one loop course on country roads as well as newly paved roads with some rolling hills. The run course starts at McKinney High School and winds through a paved run trail, continuing through old McKinney Downtown Square and ends at the high school. Aid stations will be located approximately every 1 mile. Each aid station is equipped with water.

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller at the finish line of last year's triathlon.

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McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller at the finish line of last year's triathlon.

 

One hundred percent of all profits from the triathlon will be distributed to the charities we believe best serve the community, primarily the children. Major recipients of the profits in the past have been CASA of Collin County, the Adult and Children Health Clinic, our youth scholarship fund, and the children charities and activities in McKinney and Collin County such as the Children’s Miracle Network, McKinney Police and Fire Departments for use on the Drug Awareness programs and our Terrific Kids program in the elementary schools. No fundraising monies go to the operations of the Kiwanis Club.

For sponsorship opportunities contact bethhensley72@gmail.com or crystal@callcarpettech.com.

For more information on participating in the triathlon visit playtri.com/kiwanis.

 

Kiwanis International is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. The club was initially focused on business networking, but changed its focus to service in 1919. In 1962, worldwide expansion was approved, making Kiwanis a global organization of volunteers. Today there are approximately 240,000 members in 7,700 clubs in 80 countries. The McKinney Kiwanis Club is a not for profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.