Pitchfork Aquatics has joined with USA Triathlon and Major League Triathlon
(the first and only professional triathlon league in the U.S.)
to bring to Tempe, Arizona the
(registration open soon)
When: September 22, 2018 (projected start time is 9am)
(Note that the MLT race will start immediately after the conclusion of the Youth Splash and Dash.
Concessions and vendor tents will be available.)
Where: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85283
(Note - This event will take place on the same course before the professional MLT event!)
Who Can Participate?
If you are in between the ages of 7-15 you are eligible to take part in the fun and exciting multisport series! Be prepared for a great experience, bring a positive attitude, and be ready to learn firsthand about multisport!
Cost: $25 per person (includes a USAT annual youth membership)
What is a Splash and Dash?
Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines swimming and running. The swim will take place in the Tempe Town Lake along the shore, and the run will be in the Tempe Beach park trail. At no time will participants cross any roads or leave the park boundaries.
Ages 7-10: 100m swim, 1k run
Ages 11-15: 200m swim, 2k run
(Note distances may vary depending upon final MLT course setup)
What is the Concept?
The USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series will be returning for its third year and is open to athletes ages 7-15. There will be fifty (50) events throughout the US with events in each of the ten (10) USA Triathlon regions. The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition, however, each contestant will be timed. The series will expose youth participants to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport! This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
Exposes and educates youth to the multisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere! It will really help you to “get your feet wet!”
Creates an opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and also engage in the multisport lifestyle!
Less equipment required compared to that of a triathlon since a Splash and Dash (aquathlon) does not require a bike.
USA Swimming Foundation
USA Triathlon and the USA Swimming Foundation have partnered in launching a joint campaign to provide all USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon participants, and their families, with an incentive and opportunity to participate in quality, affordable and easily accessible learn-to-swim programs