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  • August 6, 2016
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

August 6, 2015

Laurens Family YMCA; Laurens, SC

The Kids Splash & Dash event is a fun way for kids ages 3-16 to get a taste of multi-sport competition without the pressure of a full triathlon. The event features a pool swim followed by a cross country run. Our focus is on encouraging participation and getting kids of all ages active. All pre-registered competitors will receive a finisher’s medal.

Entry Fee:
$15 per event online ($25 per event on race day)

Race distances vary based on participants age.

Age        Swim         Run
3-5*        25m           ¼ mile
6-8          50m           1.5K
9-11        100m          1.5K
12-16      200m          3K

* An athlete will enter the category that reflects their age on race day.

Special Conditions for Age 3-5:
Participants ages 3-5 are required to wear a coastguard approved life vest and be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the pool. A limited number of life vests will be available on a first come first serve basis. We strongly encourage you to bring your own life preserver.

Start Times:
First swimmer starts at 9am. Start times will be assigned by age group and posted at the event.

Body Marking:
All participants will have a race number marked on their arms and legs by our staff and volunteers. Each participant will have their age marked on the back of their leg.

Swim Course:
Participants will swim in the pool. Kids will start one at a time at 5 second intervals. Kids will swim up one lane and upon reaching the wall, will switch to the next lane going back the other way. This will be a zigzag pattern across the pool until their swim finish. Participants are permitted to walk on the bottom or hold onto the lane rope if necessary. Life preservers are permitted. Flip turns are allowed. No wetsuits are allowed.

Run Course:
Participants will exit the pool and proceed to a transition area to change to their running shoes and put on their race bib number. Race bib numbers must be worn for the run portion of the event. The cross country run will take place on facility property in a protected area where we can control vehicle traffic. The course features a mixture of grass, dirt road and pavement.

Volunteer Assistance:
Safety is our first priority. Event volunteers will be on hand to help encourage and direct participants and families on race day. If you or your group would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the race director at stevebaker864@gmail.com.

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410 Anderson Dr, Laurens, South Carolina, 29360


The Laurens Family YMCA was established in 1969 and serves the Greater Laurens County area. The YMCA is open to all who want to participate in sports programs, childcare programs, fitness activities, swimming programs, and to those that just need a sense of belonging. We never turn anyone away due to lack of funds and offer financial assistance for all programs and membership for those who qualify. We are very proud to be the leading provider of programs for families and individuals in the Laurens Community. We provide a wide range of opportunities for persons of all ages, gender and race.