ABOUT THE EVENT:
WE’RE BACK BABY!!!!!
After the WILD success of last years event, we intend on this years Dry Tri being bigger, badder, and way mo awesome- (I know, I know, hard to believe! We’ll prove it- Show up and see for yourself!!!)
Want to do a triathlon but not have to swim? This run, bike and paddle triathlon might be what you’re looking for! Known as a ‘no swim’ triathlon, or a DRY TRI, our event is designed to be challenging, fun and is organized to benefit our local Police and Firefighters. Our event starts with a 12 mile bike ride, then a 3.2 mile run, then a 6 mile paddle, we cap it all off by celebrating yo awesome display of physical prowess with an awesome party down on the river! (BBQ, Beer, Live Music, yeah- Awesome!) OWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!
Luling, once known as the ‘Toughest town in Texas’ is proud to present our Second Annual Luling Dry Tri! When you register, you select to show your support and throw your own swag into the collective effort to help decide which department is worthy of this year’s bragging rights! The POLICE took last years title, will they do it again?!
It was a deliberate decision to host the event on the September 11th weekend with the intent to have a collective effort to show support for those who believe that in valor there is hope. We ride, run and paddle in remembrance of the worst terrorism incident to ever occur in the history of the world, in terms of shear loss of human life, which resulted in the death of almost 3000 civilians, 343 Firefighters and Paramedics, 72 Police Officers and 1 Police K9. We will also pay tribute to all those Police and Firefighters who have died in the Line of Duty, having made the ultimate sacrifice. A memorial presentation will occur during the ceremony and awards celebration at Zedler Mill.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
Luling, the southern gateway to Caldwell County, is a rural community of over 5,500 residents located along the San Marcos River. Luling is located just off I-10, near the US Hwy 183 – I-10 interchange. Luling is south of Austin and east of San Antonio with the neighboring municipalities of San Marcos, Seguin, Lockhart and Gonzales. We are located within easy driving distance of San Antonio, Austin and Houston. Meaning Luling is within an hour’s drive of two major international airports, three regional airports, thirteen colleges and universities and the amenities associated with two of Texas’ major metropolitan areas. Luling is called the “Crossroads to Everywhere” for good reason.
Truly a “Celebration of What Makes Texas Great”, Luling is known world-wide for its mouthwatering bar-b-que, agriculture, Zedler Mill, the annual Watermelon Thump, and now Texas’ first inland Paddling Trail!
Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 as the railhead of the newly constructed Sunset branch of the Southern Union Pacific Railroad. Because of the town’s central location, Luling became the gathering point for cattle drivers on the Chisholm Trail & into Chihuahua, Mexico. As a result the town grew considerably. Cotton and cattle were the mainstay of the local economy for almost fifty years. On August 9th, 1922, Edgar B. Davis’ Rafael Rios No. 1 blew in, opening an oil field 12 miles long and 2 miles wide. We aint been like any other place, ever since! Be sure to check out the Luling Area Chamber of Commerce and the Luling Main Street websites for more information on why we’re so awesome!
All net registration proceeds will be split 50/50 between the Luling Police Department and the Luling Fire Departments. Officers and Firefighters, respectively, will determine what needs the “boots on the ground” have and may choose to supplement department equipment needs, volunteer/ reserve needs, Special unit’s needs (Examples: K9 or Swift Water Rescue) or make a charitable donation to a memorial foundation. (Examples: Texas Peace Officers Memorial, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, National Fallen Firefighter Foundation or the Texas Firefighters Memorial. etc.)
The Luling Fire Department will be earning all profits from BBQ plate sales.
The Luling Area Chamber of Commerce will be earning all profit from beer sales.
The Luling High School Cross Country Team will be earning all profit from non-alcoholic (water/ tea) beverage sales.
The Luling Women’s Auxiliary Fire Department will be earning all profit from the spaghetti plates on Saturday night (Sept. 7th) Packet pickup pasta party!
The Luling Police Department will be earning all profit from merchandise sales.
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