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join us for the 2nd annual splash, dash 'n smile kids aquathlon

9.15.19

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join us on 9.15.19

 

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The 2nd Annual Splash, Dash ‘n Smile
September 15, 2019

from the organizers of The Honor Connor Run.

A swimming and running "aquathlon" (say that five times real fast!) competition for kids ages 5 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 2019 Splash, Dash 'n Smile - a fun swim and run event for kids

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019 9am to 1pm, mandatory meeting at 10am!

WHERE: NRH2O water park, North Richland Hills, Texas

WHO: Specially designed for kids ages 5 to 15

WHY: Benefiting the The LV Project, a DFW-based non-profit dedicated to buoyancy on water, and in life

 

first, you swim.

swim the distance in the NRH2O pool. 

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then, you run.

Finish your race on the running trail. 

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then, you smile.

Enjoy a free afternoon of water fun at NRH2O. 

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the scoop.

2019 is The LV Project's 2nd 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! 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 15, 2019: 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 - 150 meters, Run - 2K (1.25 mile)

  • JUNIORS: Blue Racers (ages 10 - 12), Swim - 100 meters, Run - 1.5K (1 mile)

  • INTERMEDIATE: Yellow Racers (ages 7 - 9), Swim - 50 meters, Run - 1K (.62 miles)

  • ROOKIES: Green Racers (ages 5 - 6), Swim - 25 meters, Run - 500 meters (0.35 miles)

NOTE:  In accordance with USA Triathlon rules, an athlete’s racing age is his/her age on race day, September 15, 2019. Distances are recommended by the USA Swimming Foundation and USA Triathlon.

PRICING

  • Super Early Bird (Jan 1 - May 31 ): $20

  • Early Bird (May 31 - August 31 ): $25

  • Regular (August 31 - Sept 15 ): $30

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 Saturday, September 14, from 8am - 3pm at the 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.

PRE-RACE swim & transition clinic

  • Saturday, September 14

  • Swim & Transition Clinic: 8am - 10am at the NRH Centre Aquatics facility

  • Instructed by certified swim instructors – with safety provided by The NRH Centre lifeguards.

This event will give you the opportunity to practice in a 25 meter pool with a certified swim instructor as well as a transition clinic. Participants may swim as much (or as little) as they chose. More details to come.

THE LV KID SWIM PROGRAM

As part of The LV Project's drowning prevention work we are offering a FREE 8- week swim class ($180 value) for 30 students this summer who want to participate in the 2019 Splash, Dash ‘n Smile. Our mission for this class is to save and change lives through water safety education and teaching swimming skills.

  • Kid’s ages 5-12 years old who know how to swim without support but want to improve their technique, gain confidence and learn how to safely enjoy the water. Please note: this is NOT a learn-to-swim program.

  • July 14 - September 2 - classes are held once a week for 8 weeks at The NRH Centre in North Richland Hills.

  • In addition to the swim classes each participant will receive a life vest, a LiVe.LoVe. backpack filled with goodies and one free registration for the 2019 Splash, Dash ‘n Smile.

  • For more details about the swim program or to apply, download the LV Kid Application HERE.

Race, then play... at nrh20! 

NRH2O is generously providing a free day pass exclusively for Splash, Dash 'n Smile athletes. 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.

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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. 

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2019 swim and run course maps

 
 
 
The 2019 Splash Dash 'n Smile is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and follows official aquathlon competition guidelines. A $10 USAT membership is required and can be used for any USAT event one year after purchase. USAT website and information  here .

The 2019 Splash Dash 'n Smile is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and follows official aquathlon competition guidelines. A $10 USAT membership is required and can be used for any USAT event one year after purchase. USAT website and information here.

Featuring Captain Paxton of NRH-WS-365: We are proud to work with the city of North Richland Hills, committed to Water Safety (WS), 365 days a year. Inspired by Paxton Wages, NRH helps a lot of people LiVe buoyantly. Learn more  here .

Featuring Captain Paxton of NRH-WS-365: We are proud to work with the city of North Richland Hills, committed to Water Safety (WS), 365 days a year. Inspired by Paxton Wages, NRH helps a lot of people LiVe buoyantly. Learn more here.

 
 

YOU CAN

make a difference.

 
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The SPLASH, DASH 'N SMILE is more than a race. It's an opportunity for you to join the fight against preventable drownings. And you could earn some really cool prizes while you're at it!

The SPLASH, DASH 'N SMILE is more than a race. It's an opportunity for you to join the fight against preventable drownings. And you could earn some really cool prizes while you're at it!

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.

THE TOP THREE FUNDRAISERS WILL WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES!

 

1st prize: New bike and helmet - value $350

2nd prize: beats solo wireless headphones - value $200

3rd prize: fujifilm instax mini 8 polaroid camera - value $100