The Michelob Ultra #13 Katy Trail 5K was a Winner!

katy 5k 13 party photosThanks to the more than 5,000 people who participated in the Michelob Ultra No. 13 Katy 5K on May 12.  Not only did you have a great time, but you helped to raise money to maintain and improve the Katy Trail.  Although it’s a city park, the Katy Trail relies on private donations for 95 percent of its annual operating budget. 

Logan Sherman was the men’s winner again this year with a time of 15:23, while D’Ann Arthur won the women’s title. 

Co-chairs Becky Frey, Matt Lucas and Paige Nash lined up a fantastic list of sponsors to help underwrite the event.  Leading the way at the $50,000 level was title sponsor Ben E. Keith, local distributor of Michelob Ultra.  Trailblazer sponsors included Luke’s Locker at the $25,000 level and Ralston Outdoor at $20,000.   Others were American National Bank, Bicycles Plus, Cityville Katy Trail, Rose Walker LLP, Swoon (The Studio) and Travis Walk/Terrace House.

girls dancing with band 5kTrailkeeper sponsors were Becky Frey Real Estate/Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Bulldog Mobile Billboards, MetroPCS, Nike, Turtle Creek News and the Warwick Melrose Hotel.

Patrons and Friends included Aqua Medical Spa, Barefoot Wines, Camp Gladiator, Katy Trail Animal Hospital, the Naked Grape, Redwood Creek Wines of California, Southwest Sports and Spine/Katy Trail, Team in Training/Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Windsor Communities.

Special thanks to KSCS, Jack FM, 105.3 The Fan, Millet the Printer and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Click here to see pictures from the event! 


Katy’s Picnic bash

Katy’s Picnic continued its tradition of the best post-race party around.  Live80 got people into the groove by playing 1980s pop hits.  Ben E. Keith provided the Michelob Ultra, and a stellar roster of local restaurants and food vendors supplied things to eat and drink.  

Thanks to these companies for participating:  Michelob Ultra, Barley House, Brackets, Bryan Street Tavern, Buli, Chili’s, Clif Bar, Cyclone Anaya’s, Dick’s Last Resort, Dragonfly, Eatzi’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels, La Fiorentina, Fish City Grill, I Fratelli Pizza, Genghis Grill, Great One Cookie Company, Greenz, Holy Ravioli, Jaime’s Tamales, Jamba Juice, Jersey Mike’s, Katy Trail Ice House, Kozy Kitchen.

Katy 5k 13 partyAlso, the Landmark Restaurant, Lemon Bar, Mattito’s, Medina Oven and Bar, Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta, My Fit Foods, the Nodding Donkey, Nosh Euro Bistro, On the Border, Parigi, Powerade Zero, Potbelly, Queso-D-Ya’s, Rocco’s, Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Rusty Taco, Salata, Salum, Sambuca, Sangria, Snappy Salads, State and Allen Lounge, Suze, Taverna, Tiff’s Treats, Tom Thumb, Toulouse, Urban Taco, Zaguan and Zoe’s Kitchen.

See you next year at the 14th annual Katy 5K!