We're thrilled to be bringing our unique brand of multisport back to Waverly Woods! Now in its second year, our Splash & Dash at Waverly Woods is one of only 40 events across the country in USA Triathlon's Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, a fun and fast-growing sport combining swimming and running. The series' focus is on introducing children to the exciting world of multisport through high-fun, low-cost events, and we dig that. But this event isn't just for beginners – even experienced youth multisport athletes will be challenged by a new format that puts the run immediately following the swim.
ABOUT SPLASH & DASH AT WAVERLY WOODS
Open to all children ages 7 to 15 (age on race day per USA Triathlon's Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series rules), the Splash & Dash at Waverly Woods will challenge young athletes with graduated race distances based on age:
7-8 year olds: 100 meter swim, 1 kilometer (.62 mile) run
9-10 year olds: 100 meter swim, 1 kilometer (.62 mile) run
11-12 year olds: 200 meter swim, 2 kilometer (1.24 mile) run
13-15 year olds: 200 meter swim, 2 kilometer (1.24 mile) run
The races will be run consecutively, with our older athletes starting first. Athletes will be grouped in waves based on age, and all races will start and finish at the Waverly Woods Swim Club. The swim takes place in the 25 meter, six lane, outdoor pool at Waverly Woods, and the run is a rolling out-and-back course on neighborhood sidewalks adjacent to the Waverly Woods golf course. Registration is just 30 bucks!
Though this event is not timed, since we're starting swim waves based on age group and with up to 12 athletes per wave, there'll be bragging rights for crossing the finish line ahead of the competitors in your wave. In addition to post race refreshments, each Splash & Dash at Waverly Woods finisher will receive a commemorative race tee, finisher medal and an experience they won't soon forget.
Whether your athlete is looking to "get their feet wet" in multisport, challenge their swim team buddies to a race, or prep for a triathlon, we can't think of a better way to celebrate school being out and the start of Summer! Did we mention registration is just 30 bucks?
When: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
Where: Waverly Woods Swim Club, 2180 Warwick Way, Marriotsville, MD
Who: Children ages 7 to 15 (age on race day per USA Triathlon's Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series rules). Membership to the Waverly Woods Pool and/or MINI COW TRI CLUB is not required to participate.
Fee: $30, includes all fees.
Registration: Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/Splash. No race day registration. No refunds.
Field Limit: 200. Registration will close once this limit is reached.
While there is no rain date for this event and there are no refunds, we're parents too and we know life happens. That's why we think you'll appreciate our new cancelation policy in place for all of our 2013 races. You may cancel your child out of an event for any reason. Cancelations received prior to 30 days before the event date will receive a discount code valued at 50% of the event registration fee and valid for 12 months. This discount code may be applied towards the registration fee of a future MINI COW TRI CLUB event through imATHLETE only. Excludes the 2013 USAT Skills Camp. Other restrictions may apply.
USAT COMPETITIVE RULES
As a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event, the Splash & Dash at Waverly Woods will follow all USAT Competitive Rules including the USAT Supplemental Youth Rules. The one exception is the use of age on race day versus age as of December 31, per USA Triathlon's Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series rules.
Athletes will check in on race morning. The Athlete Guide – chock full of important pre-race and race day information including a run course map – will be available in late May.
Questions regarding the race? Contact the Race Director at brian@MiniCowTriClub.com or 301.524.0777.