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What is a Splash and Dash?

The ET Batavia Splash and Dash is a fun youth event that combines running and swimming. The run will be on the Fox River trail in downtown Batavia.  The swim will take place in the Harold Hall Quarry Beach.  The event will start after the adult tri & du athletes have completed the bike portion of their race and cleared out of the transition area.  The transition area opens at 8:00 A.M., and the race begins at approximately 8:30 A.M.  Our race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

What is the concept?

The focus is on participation rather than competition. The Splash and Dash event will expose youth participants to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport!  Our event will be timed, but there will not be age group awards or medal presentations at the awards ceremony.  Each athlete will get a ET Batavia Splash & Dash finishers medal as they cross the finish line!!

Event Distances

Ages 7-8 Ages 9-10 Ages 11-12 Ages 13-15
Swim 100m 100m 200m 200m
Run 1km 1km 2km 2km


What age group will I race in?

Age divisions at any USAT sanctioned race (youth and adult) are based on the athletes age “at the end of the current year”, not their age on race day.  Example, if the athlete is 10 years old on race day (June), but turns 11 on Sept 1st, then they will race in the 11-12 age division at our race, not the 9-10 age division.

Event Course Map

Click here to view the Splash & Dash course

Why participate?

  • 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!”
  • Engages youth athletes in pre-race and post-race activities such as vendor areas, clinics, and additional educational opportunities.
  • 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.

Can I participate?

Absolutely! If you are in between the ages of 7-15 and have a USA Triathlon one-day or annual youth membership, you are eligible to take part in this fun and exciting multisport experience! Be prepared for big fun, bring a positive attitude, and be ready to learn firsthand about multisport!

How much does it cost?

Event fee is only $20.  You’ll also need either a one-day or annual USA Triathlon youth membership.  You can purchase a USAT membership as you register for our event.

How do I register?


Packet Pickup

Youth Splash & Dash participant packets can only be picked up on race morning at 8:00 AM at the Quarry prior to the event start. There is no extra race day packet pickup fee for Splash & Dash athletes.

Parents/Guardians will receive an email within 48 hours of the event with further information about the event.

Click here to view the 2016 parent information email.