Hey kids! Get ready to swim, run, and have fun at Sun City Splash & Dash, an exciting swim-run event for kids 7-15 years old! Taking place Saturday, July 25 at Ascarate Park, Sun City Splash & Dash is part of USA Triathlon’s 2015 Youth Aquathlon Series, which is designed to introduce participants to the exciting world of multisport. The series will include forty-five national events and is a safe, fun opportunity for young athletes to learn how to independently navigate race day as well as pre- and post-race activities.
“[Sun City Splash & Dash] is the first of its kind in El Paso,” said parent Selena Solis whose 8-year-old daughter Olivia will be participating. “It’s a great opportunity to encourage and inspire kids to be fit!”
Sun City Splash & Dash will feature two distances, divided by age group. Participants 7-10 years old will swim 100 meters and run 1K and participants 11-15 years old will swim 200 meters and run 2.25K. The race will begin with the swim portion in Ascarate Pool and then take participants around Ascarate Lake for the run. The entire course will be closed for safety.
Following the race, participants and their families are invited to swim and enjoy the morning at the family pool party, featuring a photo booth and yoga for kids!
The race is less than two weeks away and participants are getting excited for the big day! When asked why other kids should sign up for the event, Solis’ daughter Olivia said, “Because it sounds like a lot of fun!” To prepare, Olivia said she has been practicing with her swim team and plans to begin running soon.
“We are always on the move at home,” explained Solis. “Olivia has watched me race and cheered me on. Now it’s her turn!”
Registration for Sun City Splash & Dash is $20, which includes a race shirt, special finisher award, post-race snacks and drinks, the family pool party, and more! Scholarships are available for participants who need assistance paying for the cost of registration.
For more information about Sun City Splash & Dash, training resources, and to register your child, visit raceelpaso.com/splash-dash.
We have 5 Race El Paso shirts to give away to Fun For EP Kids readers. To enter, simply fill out the form below. Winners will be announced on July 24th. Good luck!