Around 100 participants braved the cooler temperatures on Sunday morning for a good cause.
Endurance House hosted their inaugural sprint triathlon event on Sunday, which beneftis Wichita Falls Streams & Valleys, Wichita Falls Police and Fire Departments.
“It’s important for our community, because we need a triathlon here in Wichita Falls to build the multi-sport community,” Endurance House Co-Owner, Mark Pinson, said. “So we felt it was only necessary for us just to put an event on ourselves.”
Around 100 participants participated in the sprint triathlon, which includes swimming 250 meters, biking 12 miles and running a 5k. For about 80 percent of the participants it was their first triathlon, according to Pinson.
“It’s a good showing for it being our first time,” Pinson said. “So, we’re really happy. We had – I think – around ten of them from out of town staying in hotels.”
There was also a “kid version” of the triathlon. They swam 100 meters, biked three miles and ran half a mile.
Pinson said he expects the event to raise between $6,000 to $7,000. The entry fee for adults was $65, while the kids’ event was $35.
Pinson said they hope to do this event every year.