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USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Series Returns to Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For the second straight year, one of the 40 nationwide swim-run events that comprise the USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series will head to Colorado Springs’ Memorial Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Hosted by USA Triathlon, the youth event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Park Recreation Center, located at 280 South Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs. Participants ages 7-10 will cover a 100-meter swim and a 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m swim and a 2k run. Visit usatriathlon.org for complete event information.
In connecting with the local community, USA Triathlon has forged a three-year partnership with Mile High Youth Corps (MHYC), an organization devoted to the improvement and sustainable development of youth and the environment. The proceeds of the Splash & Dash event will benefit MHYC, which provides employment, education, and training to local young adults ages 17-24 through environmental stewardship projects. Visit milehighyouthcorps.org for more information.
Educating youth athletes between the ages 7-15 about the multisport lifestyle is one of the primary objectives of the USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series, which is focused on participation and having fun, rather than competition.
All participants will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line and an official USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series T-shirt. Local partners include Chick-fil-A, Cabot and Mile High Organics. Chick-fil-A will provide post-race food, a PLINKO game and cow mascots for the event.
USA Triathlon is also looking for volunteers to assist with the Colorado Springs event. Click here to volunteer for this unique and exciting youth multisport event.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 510,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).