The 2013 Splash Mash Dash Triathlon will offer both Sprint and Olympic distances. These are USAT sanctioned events and will follow all USAT guidelines. Our distances meet the minimum requirements to make it an Olympic distance. This event offers a unique indoor/outdoor pool swim with a challenging bike and run course. Perfect for the first timer or seasoned athlete.
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 6:00 a.m.
Sprint Distances: 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike, & 3.5 mile run
Olympic Distances: 1100 yard swim, 20 mile bike, & 6.2 mile run
Location: Recreation Center at Northridge, 8801 Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Fees: Early Bird Registration (Sign up 2 weeks before the Race) $70.
Regular Registration (2 weeks before the Race to the Wed before the Race) $90.
Divisions: You can register as a Clydesdale, an Athena or join a relay team. Be sure to make these selections when you register.
- Clydesdale: Optional for Males 220 pounds or over
- Athena: Optional for Females 165 pounds or over
- Relay: Fee is TBD for 3 participants (co-ed, all male or all female)
Swim Time Changes: If you need to make a change to your swim time please submit it to the race director prior to Monday August 5th at 5pm. We will not make any changes after this time and date.
Sanctioned: USAT (http://www.usatriathlon.org/ for rules and regulations)
Registration: Click HERE
Ages: 12 and up
Volunteers are always needed. Please contact the race director if interested.
Race Maps: Run Bike Bike Course Description
Pre-race Meetings: TBD
Body Marking: You will be body marked Friday night at packet pick up.
Parking: All parking will be across the street from the Recreation Center at the churches. Look for "Race Parking" signs.
Swim: The swim is a unique 1100-yard indoor/outdoor swim. Olympic distance racers will swim 23 lengths/ 575 yds (one length = one distance of the pool) in the indoor pool. They will go up 2 sets of stairs and then proceed out the door to the outdoor pool. They will swim 21 lengths/ 525 yds in the outdoor pool. Once finished they will continue out the gate to the transition area. Sprint distances racers will swim 500 yds or 11 lengths (275 yds) inside and 9 lengths (225 yds) outside. When you are tapped with the "stick", you have one length to go.
Bike: This portion of the race is a bike ride through the streets of Highlands Ranch. Please keep in mind the bike course is open to traffic.There will be police officers and volunteers on site to direct traffic. The bike route will end in the transition area. Please note, the bike course is a 2 loop course for Olympic distance and 1 loop for Sprint distance./
Run: Olympic Distance:
Participants will exit the transition area from the opposite side of the bike entrance/exit to continue through out the final leg of the race for a 10K run through a challenging, cross-country type network of trails on the back side of Northridge. This is an out and back type course for Olympic distance.
Sprint Distance: Will complete a single loop on the same trails as the olympic distance for a challenging 3.5 mile run.
Can I pick up my wife / husband / cousin / friend / child / neighbors / relay member’s packet?
Yes, you can! You will need a copy of their Drivers License and USAT card and completed waiver form. We have found that a picture of the ID on your phone can be quite clear and will suffice. Note: You cannot attend the mandatory meeting on their behalf! If they cannot attend a meeting at PPU, we will plan on seeing them at the meeting on Tuesday evening.
But, I already signed a waiver online… Do I have to fill out another?
Everyone will be required to fill out a (yes, with a pen/pencil) HRCA waiver form. Well, that’s not exactly true, the personal information can be typed, but the signature will need to be “Old School”.
How can I be in the first wave of fastest swimmers? I have to be at my kids (fill in your kids sport here) game / Mom’s house / work…
Will the bike course be swept? There is garbage/gravel/glass.
The bike course will be swept by Douglas County on Thursday evening the 7th and again by us with a broom while setting the course at 2am Friday morning!!
Will there be a place to change in the transition area?
NO, and USAT rules state you may not expose your birthday suit.
Race results will be posted within 24 hours after the race. Results provided by Colorado Race Timing.