My five-year-old daughter, Rylee, has been practicing hardcore for the Toros Splash-N-Dash at the Twin Creeks Aquatic Club. The big day is 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, April 7, 2013. Not to make any of the other kids nervous or anything, but she’s been wearing her goggles in the bathtub. Yeah, she’s bringing it.
The race is for kids ages 5-16. The Senior Division is for ages 11-16. They will swim 200 meters and run 1.2 miles (2k). The Junior Division is for ages 7-10. They will swim 100 meters and run 1/2 a mile (1k). The rockin’ Rookie Division is for ages 5-6. They will swim 25 meters (a lap of the pool) and then run 50 yards.
(Want some tips on how to transition faster between events? Read here: Triathlon Checklist.)
If you have a Rookie who is new to swimming (like Rylee) kickboards are allowed. The main point for the little ones is to have fun and enjoy exercise. For the older kids…game on. They are competing for trophies and cool prizes. I’ve run 5-10k races in my day and let me tell you the trophy for this event smokes just about any adult race medal I’ve seen.
Open Symmetry will be donating cash prizes to the top triathlon teams in the Junior and Senior Divisions for both girls and boys. The winning team will be able to identify either a charity of their choice or they can give it to their school booster club to use to help their athletic programs.
The race is almost sold out, but there are a few spaces still open. You can register your kid online at www.TorosTri.com. The cost is $30 for the Splash-N-Dash and $45 for the Toros Tri (to be held in June.) Unless you use my top secret promo code. Just enter sheslosingitnet5off when you register. Not only will you get $5 off the Splash-n-Dash, you’ll receive a $10 off code with your registration to use for the TorosTri. 🙂
Race day will also have raffle prizes from Rogue Running, iFly, Camp Gladiator, Jason’s Deli, Rudy’s, Mighty Fine, MedSpa (Mother’s Day is right around corner, hint, hint) to name a few…Race bag pick up is this Saturday at Rogue Running.
Hope to see you there!
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