On Aug. 21, nearly 80 7- to 15-year-olds are expected to participate in the 2016 USA Triathlon Splash & Dash, presented by SafeSplash Swim School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Part of the nationwide 52-race USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located at 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road in Colorado Springs. Athletes ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim, followed by a 1-kilometer run on a closed path around the lake. Athletes ages 11-15 will race on a 200m swim and 2k run course. Visit cossplashanddash.com for complete event information.
The cost to participate is $20, which includes a USA Triathlon annual membership. Learn more about member benefits here. Online registration ends on Aug. 18 at midnight MT, and on-site registrations (cash or check only) will be accepted on race morning between 7-8:15 a.m.
Event partners include the USA Triathlon Foundation, Country Club at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Boy Scouts of America, USA Swimming Foundation and SafeSplash Swim School.
Educating youth athletes between the ages 7-15 about the multisport lifestyle is one of the primary objectives of the USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, which is focused on participation and having fun, rather than competition.
About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).