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Splash & Dash

August 26 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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The USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series is open to athletes ages 7-15.  The Tucson J will be hosting this National event on August 26, 2018. Transition opens at 6am and race starts at 7am.  The Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The series serves as an introduction to multisport and promotes a healthy lifestyle.


Why Participate?

Exposes and educates youth to the multisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere! Creates opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and also engage in the multisport lifestyle. Requires less equipment than a triathlon since a Spash and Dash does not require a bike.

All participants will receive a finisher medal and event t-shirt

Event details and schedule

The event is on August 26, 2018 at the Tucson J — 3800 E River Rd. Tucson AZ.  The transition area opens at 6am, race begins at 7am. The swim will have a Time Trial start based on age and will be swam in a serpentine format (start at one end of the pool and zig zag across the lanes to exit at the other end).

The Course will be on the Tucson J property and is very kid-friendly.

Arrival time will be 5:45am-6:30am. Kids must be prepared to set up their own transition areas, no adults allowed in this safety zone.  Volunteers are on hand to assist the kids. The race will have age-based waves and each age group will have specific areas to set up transition. This information will be given at packet pick up.

Packet pick up will be held at the Tucson J on Friday August 24 from 4-6pm and Sunday from 5:45-6:40 am only.  There is NO race day registration.

Parking: Parking is available in the FRONT of the Tucson J and additional parking will be available across the street at Brandi Fenton Park. Back parking lot of J will be closed for the event.

What to Bring? Swimsuit, goggles, towel, running shoes, sunscreen, and a good attitude.  Additional suggestions would be a hat and sunglasses

What to Wear? Kids can race in swim suits because it is the middle of summer in Tucson AZ.  Chances are it will be warm!

Event Distances:

Age 7-10 100 yard SWIM, 1.2 mile RUN

Ages 11-15 200 yard SWIM, 1 mile RUN

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