Cypress Triathlon Raises Funds for Charity

Bridgeland, a 11,400-acre master planned community in Cypress, held the Cypress Triathlon on Sunday, July 31. The community served as the site for race two of Bayou City Tri Series Race. Athletes with a USA Triathlon (USAT) membership competed in a 550-meter swim, 13-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run.

“The Cypress Triathlon in Bridgeland is a race I’ve wanted to do since its inception eight years ago. The excitement of the athletes, the challenge of the race, and the seamless organization by OnUrMark, the company that manages the event, was an experience I’ll never forget,” said Lona Shipp, Marketing Manager-Bridgeland and participant in Triathlon. “It was a thrilling accomplishment for me! From the participants, to the spectators, to even the residents living in Bridgeland that came out to cheer for the athletes, it offers a true since of community for all involved.”

The Cypress Triathlon was part of the Bayou City Tri Series Races, produced by Onurmark Productions. Reason2Race partnered with Onurmark Productions for the Cypress Onurmark Giving Challenge. The challenge awarded $1,000 in prize donations to the charities of the highest athlete fundraisers.

“It was a great two days of racing. Bridgeland is a great location and provides a great racing atmosphere,” said Gabrielle Baumeyer, coordinator of Onurmark Giving Challenge. “We had a wonderful group of athletes and spectators. The athletes, including the Onurmark $1,000 donation, raised over $18,000 for different causes…….

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