Thursday June 9th marked the 18th Annual Michelob Ultra Katy 5K. We can’t believe it has been that long since we got started in 1998 before the Katy Trail was even completed! Each year the event continues to be a success, in fact it’s our largest fundraiser of the year generating almost a quarter of our annual budget needed to maintain the Trail. This year the Michelob Ultra Katy 5K raised over $240,000 after our event expenses!
The success of this event is truly a team effort. We could not do it without the support from Ben E. Keith who not only provides all the Michelob Ultra – and trust us that is a lot of beer – but they also give us top sponsorship dollars as well. Another top sponsor, Luke’s Locker, is crucial to all the behind the scenes logistics. We start working with their team months before the event to make sure everything from the race to the after party runs smoothly.
We are so grateful to all our sponsors, and the restaurants who spend days preparing a ton on food to feed our hungry runners. We know it’s a big commitment and we appreciate all your efforts. We had 51 restaurants at the Katy Picnic providing healthy snacks like salads and juices, to tacos and sliders, and everything in between. From health nut to beer gut, there is something for everyone at the Michelob Ultra Katy 5K!