Congrats to all of our 2013 finishers! Click here to view pictures from Neil Craigan Photography.
What is it?
Let's get our kids moving!
Splash, Spin and Dash is a triathlon for kids. We keep it fun and relaxed - our goal is for them to finish with a smile, and wanting to do another one.
The distances are chosen so that everyone should be able to complete the race.
For those who can't make the full 50 yard swim, the lake is shallow enough that we give kids the option to walk. This way they can still participate without necessarily having the skills to complete the entire swim. And if they reeeaaaalllllly want to, they can even wear arm floaties or a safety vest.
We have two distance options:
Why do it?
We're dedicated to promoting the benefits of a multi-sport lifestyle. We introduced the popular My First Tri concept for adults, and now we extend the same welcome to our children through Splash, Spin & Dash.
We want to facilitate opportunities for kids to establish a healthy and active lifestyle through proper training, nutrition and the excitement of organized races with a focus on preparation and fun for all.
When is it?
Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 9:00am
The short course kids will go first. We wait until the kids have mostly completed the course, then send off the long course participants, to minimize the chance of bumping into each other. So the long course participants will usually start around 9:20 - 9:30 or so.
You should plan to be at the park and checked in by 8:45am, for all participants. This will give your little ones some time to get settled in the transition area.
Where is it?
The park charges a $5 daily parking fee for Anoka County Parks, unless you have an annual pass for the park system.
NOTE: There is some construction indicated to begin on Main Street on August 8th. If you're driving to the park from the west, then please see this map from the park about an alternate route. Please give yourself some extra driving time.
Here are the maps for the swim course (and transition area), bike course and run course. Click each for a larger image.
Race Day Schedule
7:45am Transition area opens
Even more info...
The entry fee is $15 in advance per participant, or $20 on race day.
What do your soon-to-be-triathlete kids need to bring?
No nudity is allowed, unless they use the restrooms, so plan ahead in terms of what they'll wear during the swim/bike/run. And to reiterate, bike helmets are required!
To keep the race as safe as possible, the entire bike and run is contained within the park's boundaries, so there is no riding or running on "open" county roads.
All of our participants will receive a finisher's medal/ribbon and post-race recovery food. We'll have water for them on the course.
For any questions, please contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-788-6099.
Online registration for 2013 has closed. We can still accept some race-day registrations; please click here to print the registration form and bring a check for $20 made out to Tri Fitness.
Thank you to our sponsors: