what a great day!
Thanks so much for joining us at the inaugural Splash Dash ‘n Smile Kids Aquathlon. We had a blast and hope you did, too! See ya next year!
a fun new reason to smile.
from the organizers of The Honor Connor Run.
Introducing the 2018 Splash, Dash 'n Smile, a swimming and running "aquathlon" (say that five times real fast!) competition for kids ages 6 to 15 years old. The event follows USAT's official aquathlon competition guidelines. Participants are divided into four categories (by age) who swim a predetermined distance, then transition from pool to running trail to finish the race on foot. Awards are given to the top finishers, and top fundraisers will win some amazing prizes! Proceeds benefit The LV Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to water safety, drowning prevention and buoyancy!
WHAT: The 2018 Splash, Dash 'n Smile - a fun new swim and run event for kids
WHEN: NEW DATE! Sunday, September 23, 2018, 9am to 1pm, Mandatory meeting at 10am!
WHERE: NRH2O water park, North Richland Hills, Texas
WHO: Specially designed for kids ages 6 to 15
WHY: Benefiting the The LV Project, a DFW-based non-profit dedicated to buoyancy on water, and in life
Get your splash on. Get your dash on. Get your smile on!
first, you swim.
swim the distance in the NRH2O pool.
then, you run.
Finish your race on the running trail.
then, you smile.
Enjoy a free afternoon of water fun at NRH2O.
2018 is The LV Project's inaugural year for the Splash, Dash & Smile Kids Aquathlon. It's a great race, supporting a great cause, with the added bonus of a FREE DAY at NRH2O on the season's final day! We welcome athletes of all abilities! So register now before space fills up. Here's a quick summary of what you can expect.
location & schedule
September 23, 2018: NRH2O, 9001 Blvd 26, NRH, TX 76180 view map
8:00am: Volunteers arrive
9:00am: Race day packet pick up & transition area opens
10:00am: Pre-race meeting under pavilions/banquet area (10 min) - required
10:15am: Transition area closes for set up
10:30am: Red racers start
10:45am: Blue racers start
11:00am: Yellow racers start
11:15am: Green racers start
12:00pm: Post-race cool down at the Accelerator
12:30pm Awards ceremony - located under the NRH2O banquet pavilions
AGE DIVISIONS & DISTANCES
SENIORS: Red Racers (ages 13-15), Swim - 200 meters, Run - 2K (1.25 mile)
JUNIORS: Blue Racers (ages 11-12), Swim - 150 meters, Run - 1.5K (1 mile)
INTERMEDIATE: Yellow Racers (ages 9-10), Swim - 100 meters, Run - 1K (.6 mile)
ROOKIES: Green Racers (ages 6-8), Swim - 50 meters, Run - 500 meters (0.35 miles)
NOTE: In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on December 31st of the competition year. Athletes will be assigned to their respective age division according to their age on December 31 per USAT rules. Distances are recommended by the USA Swimming Foundation and USA Triathlon.
Super Early Bird (Jul 1-Aug 18): $30
Regular (Aug 19-Sept 22): $35
NOTE: In accordance with USAT rules, a USAT $10 membership is required. You will be able to purchase this membership during the registration process; can be used for other USAT events for a full year.
PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP
Pre-race packet pickup is Friday, September 21, from 11am - 7pm at NRH Centre.
If you choose to pick up your packet on race day, please arrive early. Your attendance at the pre-race safety meeting at 10:00am is mandatory.
Race, then play... on NRH2O's last day!
NRH2O is generously providing a free day pass exclusively for Splash, Dash 'n Smile athletes which is super special since it's the final day the park is open for the season! Even better, cost for a spectator pass for parents / caregivers has been discounted to $10. Thank you NRH2O! Note: if you're a season pass holder, there is no charge for a spectator pass.
finish the race. honor a life.
As is customary at The Honor Connor Run, at the Splash, Dash 'n Smile, we'll continue the tradition of inviting athletes to connect with our buoyancy mission by racing in honor of someone who has lost his / her life to a preventable water tragedy. Keep an eye out for our Families United and Waves of Hope posters at the race site. Then email us, or post on social, with the name of the person you're honoring. We work with all the families represented and it blesses them to know their loved ones are remembered in such a special way.
See complete swim and run course maps per age group in the Official Event Guide.
make a difference.
give a smile.
get a smile.
HELP PREVENT DROWNINGS.
At The LV Project, we're all smiles. But behind those smiles is a serious issue. Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for kids 1 - 4 and 5th overall. More than 3600 people die in the U.S. each year by drowning. No one believes it will happen to them. Yet it happens every day. To good families. Caring families. Careful families. The most important thing to know about drowning is that IT'S PREVENTABLE. That's why we're serious about water safety. And that's where you come in.
Give us a smile. And we'll give you one right back.
We are setting a high goal and challenging our Splash, Dash 'n Smile Athletes to raise $7,500 (combined) to help end preventable drownings. Athletes and their families can raise pledges by sharing the fundraising page available when registering for the race. (For more details, check out the "fundraising guide" below.)
raise $50 and you're in the smile club!
Those who raise $50 or more will automatically become members of THE SMILE CLUB, receive race day recognition, a cool gift and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card. Raise $100 and automatically become a member of THE SMILE CLUB, receive race day recognition, a cool gift and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.