Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon
The Splash and Dash is an aquathlon – a fun and fast-growing race that combines swimming and running. This short distance youth event is a great chance to try out your speed in two different activities! Welcome to the world of aquathlons and multi-sport racing!
When: Friday, August 4, 2017
Race Start Time: 6:00pm
Where: Wilson Park Pool and Trail
Who: 7-16 year olds
Registration Fee: $30 (includes participant t-shirt, finisher medal, youth annual USAT membership, and photo downloads).
2017 Event Photos: Photos from the Splash & Dash can be found HERE. Highlight video can be found HERE. Thank you Megan Sebeck Photography!
2017 Event Results: Results from the Splash & Dash can be found HERE. Thank you Race Wizard!
NEW THIS YEAR!The Splash & Dash is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and is a part of their official Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series. Additionally, finisher medals will be given to participants.
The aquathlon is a swimming and running race. The swim will consist of laps across the width of the pool. The run will take place on paved trails. A transition area will be set up adjacent to the pool deck. Volunteers will be in this area to assist participants with transitioning from the swim to the run, i.e. putting on tennis shoes, taking off goggles, ensuring race bib is visible before starting the run. Race distances are based on age and age will be determined by the participant's age on race day.
Race Distances by Age
7-8: Swim 80 yards, Run .5 miles
9-10: Swim 120 yards, Run .5 miles
11-12: Swim 160 yards, Run 1 mile
13-16: Swim 200 yards, Run 1 mile
During the month of July, practice sessions will be available at the pool twice a week. Join us on Wednesdays at 6pm (July 5, 12, 19, 26) and/or Thursdays at 11am (July 6, 13, 20, 27) for an hour of practice time. Each session will allow for 20-25 minutes in the pool and 20-25 minutes in the park. The purpose of the practice sessions are to familiarize children with the race format and prepare them for what to expect on race day. These sessions do not require registration and are free. More details can be found here: Practice Session Outline.
If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Gaulke, recreation special events manager, by email.