Asheville Kid’s Splash n’ Dash


Asheville Kid’s Splash N’ Dash

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at Asheville Rec Park, Asheville, NC

AVLkidsCKMSEventsLogoThe Asheville Kid’s Splash N’ Dash, is part of the Carolina Kid’s MultiSport Series and is designed to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for Carolina youth and to introduce them to multi-sport events. Held at Asheville Recreation Park, in Asheville, NC, this aquathlon encourages kids to participate in their very own event!

Beginner 9 & under | Intermediate 10-12 & novice 12-15 | Advanced 12-15 & experienced younger
Splash_Dash_4colorNEW FOR 2014! The Asheville Kid’s Splash N’ Dash has been selected to be part of the USAT Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series in 2014! This is very exciting! We are one of only 50 events in the USAT Series this year, geared to help drive youth participation in multi-sports.




We encourage athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels compete in our aquathlon and prove that when you put your mind to something, anything is possible. The focus is on PARTICIPATION rather than competition, and to create an unbelievable experience for competitors, family, and the greater community at large! Create an opportunity to meet friends and other youth athletes who are interested and engage in the multi-sport lifestyle; providing a great social atmosphere in which lifelong friends can be found at club events, training rids, and races.

RandallPhotoCKMScliffsMerchandiseEach athlete will receive a t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, goodies, and food at the event. We will also be offering USAT Splash and Dash tees!

Athletes must complete 4 of 6 of the CKMS events to qualify for series awards.

CKMS USAT events are budget friendly. Entries cost $30 for kids and this will include a one-day USAT youth membership for kids at the race.

Get $5 discount when you sign up online for 2 or more CKMS events.


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Course Description/Details

RandallPhotoCKMScliffsSwimmingPoolAquathlons are a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. A typical aquathlon is a run-swim-run; however, it is not uncommon to see a two-stage race which is simply a swim-run combination, which is what we do. Either way, it is a cost-effective alternative to a triathlon due to there not being an expense for a bike.

This aquathlon is designed both for athletes who are just getting into the multi-sport lifestyle as well as to help endurance athletes train for bigger multisport races and improve their swim/run transition or open water swim times. Regardless of your level of participation, it takes both physical and mental training, enabling youth to practice focus and commitment. Registration divisions are Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced categories.

RandallPhotoCKMScliffsFinishLine1Athletes will swim in the pool and exit out the gate on the northwest side and proceed into transition. From there they will go up the hill around the west end of the pool and around to Gashes Creek Rd. Athletes in all divisions need to stay on the left side of the road. The Intermediate and Elite groups will cross the road before the bridge to enter the trail section of the run along the south side of the Swannanoa River.

Before each wave begins the Race Director will review the course with participants and make any last minute announcements in regards to safety and possible areas to be aware of on course. The course is on a trail along the south side of the river and has natural hazards such as mud, briers, and the occasional poison ivy. Stay on the trail and be careful in wet and muddy conditions. Athletes will be reminded of these potential hazards before the start and encouraged to take the necessary precautions.

This event will be timed and youth will score points with USAT. This keeps it fun for all athletes, while more competitive kids get ‘participation’ and experience ‘points’.

Parents are encouraged to run alongside their athlete.    

***If you are on the course please be aware of other participants and allow them to have the right of way. ***


Race Divisions and Distances:

CKMSavlSplashNDashCourseMapPool Swim in a 50 meter pool and run on roads/dirt paths. Click the Course Map at right for a larger view.


(recommended 9 and under)

Swim: 25 meter swim (width of the pool-this swum in the shallow end near the wall)

Run: around parking lot



(10-12 or novice 12-15)

Swim: 200 meter

Run: 1.3 mile  (1 lap)



(12-15 or experienced younger kids)

Swim: 400 meter

Run: 2.3 miles (2 laps)


Register Now!

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We will be checking participants in, taking race day registration, issuing numbers, and marking athletes from 3-5:30 pm on Saturday July 19.



Once all the athletes are registered, pre-race announcements are completed, etc. we will start the first wave of Elite Athletes at approx. 6-6:15 pm. We will line up on zero entry area of the pool and start in a time trial or mass start depending on the size of the wave for that particular group. There is one transition area that will be located on the North West side of the pool by the playground. The finish line will be behind the circle pavilion off Gashes Creek Rd. This is the same finish chute that the adults will be using during their race on Saturday.



Held at the Asheville Rec Park — 65 Gashes Creek Road Asheville, NC 28805.

Registration and Packet pick up will be located at Rec Park off Swannanoa River Rd and Azalea Drive. Turn right across the bridge onto Gashes Creek Rd. and go to the round pavilion above the pool. Registration will close at 5:30 pm.  Please arrive before 5:30 pm as you must check in, receive a number and body markings to race.

***REMEMBER: If you are not checked in by 5:30 pm, registration and packet pickup will close, so please arrive early.***




1-40W  to exit 53 B for interstate 240-W/US-74 Alt. West toward Asheville. Take exit 8 for US 74-A toward Asheville 81. Turn right onto US-74 Alt W/Fairview Rd. Take a right onto Swannanoa River Rd. Take the 1st right onto Azalea Rd. and then the 1st right onto Gashes Creek Rd. The Rec Park will be on your right.


Take US-25, continue straight onto N Poinsett Hwy. Continue straight onto SC-414 E into North Carolina. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for US-25 N/Interstate 26 W and merge onto Interstate 26 W. Take exit 44 for US-25 N / US-25 South BUSINESS toward Fletcher/Mountain Home. Turn right onto Asheville Hwy, continue onto Hendersonville Rd, and turn right ontoUS-25A N. Take exit 53 B to merge onto 1-240 W/US-74Alt W toward east Asheville. Take exit 8 for US-74-A toward Asheville 81. Turn right onto US-74Alt W/Fairview Rd and continue to follow US-74 Alt. Turn right onto Swannanoa River Rd, take the first right onto Azalea Rd, and the first right again onto Cashes Creek Rd. The Rec Park will be on your right.



We welcome sponsors and partners to help us bring this and many more youth events to our area. We feel it to be an honor to do so, and with partners such as the Asheville School and Lelia Patterson Center already by our side, we feel we are off to a good start and the sky’s the limit! For more information about sponsoring, contact



Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience for the kids. Sign up to donate 1 – 2 hours of your time helping to make the event run smoothly by counting laps, helping at registration, and other useful tasks. All volunteers will receive an awesome race tee, yummy food, and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities.

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Asheville Triathlon + Kid’s Race – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: (link will be available soon)signup
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


Series Rules:

  • Athletes must complete 4 of 6 of the CKMS events to qualify for series awards
  • Kids can compete in more than 2 events but we will only count your best 2 races
  • Kids will be scored in their age division and overall prizes will be awarded at the end of the series
  • A cross country scoring format will be used: 1st place is 1 point, 2nd place is 2 points and on down the line. The lower point total you have at the end of the 2013 series, the better
  • Age Group Leader board will be posted on at the conclusion of each event
  • Prizes will be awarded at a Carolina Kids MultiSport Series End of Series Party



  • All parents/guardians are encourage to help their young athletes while they compete
  • All athletes are required to wear a helmet and shoes on the bike
  • All athletes must wear their assigned race number and be body marked
  • All athletes must have their parent/guardian present


Want to stay updated on the latest events from iDaph? Join our Email List
If you have any questions, contact Ryan Madamba, Carolina Kids Multisports Race Director, by email at-



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