Run.Swim.Bike: Texas Tough Ultra Relay Captures to Broad Base to Support One Cause

Texas Tough Ultra Relay

In an effort to reach a “broad base of runners, swimmers, cyclists and triathletes,” the three-stage Texas Tough Ultra Relay was created to benefit Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

The pledge-based fundraising initiative will kick off with a run event to be held March 29. That will be followed by a June swim and September cycling events.

Ken Woltman, a participant in the relay, told the Dallas Morning News that Executive Director Geoff Godsey has “the right concept to get a lot of people to do a little bit to make a big difference. He’s managed to capture all the folks in the mode of staying fit to concentrate on one group effort.”

How It Works: In Dallas, Debbie Fetterman writes, “There is a $45 individual registration fee per stage. There’s also an annual $300 pledge due Nov. 15, 2009, whether you do one, two or all three stages. The relay consists of four 5K legs and three 10K legs. Teams can have four to seven members. A $25,000 prize purse will be divided among the top 20 finishing relay teams that meet their fundraising minimums” (Debbie Fetterman, Dallas Morning News, 2/19).