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 LPC KID’S SPLASH N’ DASH

Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at approximately 10:30 a.m.
at Lelia Patterson Center, Fletcher, NC

LPCkidsCKMSEventsLogoThis youth sport event in the Carolina Kids MultiSport Series at the Lelia Patterson Center in Fletcher, NC, in conjunction with the LPC Triathlon, allows kids to participate in their own event without adults overshadowing them! This MultiSport event is in the format of an aquathlon, or splash n’ dash, and is appropriate for beginner and elite athletes alike, ages 7-15.

Beginner 9 & under | Intermediate 10-12 & novice 12-15 | Advanced 12-15 & experienced younger

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Splash_Dash_4colorNEW FOR 2104! The LPC Kid’s Splash N’ Dash is a USA Triathlon certified event! The LPC 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.

About USA Triathlon

USAT10LogoWOFounded 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 550,000 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).

About USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series

The series, which launched in 2012 with 30 events, expanded to kick off the 3rd annual season in March with 50 swim-run events held untill November of 2014 with more than 2,400 young athletes taking part. The events are hosted in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 regions, and are open to young athletes between the ages 7-15. The series focuses on participation and having fun rather than competition, and many of the events are not timed. One of the primary objectives of the series is introducing youth to the multisport lifestyle, and many of the selected events will also offer educational opportunities such as USA Triathlon-sanctioned youth clinics. Visit usatriathlon.org/splashanddash for complete information on the series.

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RandallPhotoCKMScliffsSwimmingPoolRandallPhotoCKMScliffsFinishLine1We 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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Register Now!

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Madamba, Carolina Kids Multisports Race Director, by email at- ryan@idaph.net
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Course Description & Details:

Aquathlons 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.

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’.

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Race Divisions & Distances:

(Click map below to view larger version)

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Beginner:

(recommended 9 and under)

Swim: 25 yard swim
(one length of the pool)

Run: Lap around the outdoor track

Intermediate:

(10-12 or novice 12-15)

Swim: 150 yard

Run: 1 1/2 mile

Advanced:

(12-15 or experienced younger kids)

Swim: 250 yard

Run: 5k

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Register Now!

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Madamba, Carolina Kids Multisports Race Director, by email at- ryan@idaph.net
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DIRECTIONS TO LELIA PATTERSON CENTER

FROM ASHEVILLE, NC

Take I-240 W, keep right to continue on I-26 E and follow signs for Interstate 240 W / Interatate 26 E / Interstate 40. Take exit 44 for US-25 N / US-25 South BUSINESS toward Fletcher/Mountain Home. Turn right onto Asheville Hwy. Turn left onto County Rd 1534/Naples Rd. Turn left onto County Rd 1006/Howard Gap Rd. The Lelia Patterson Center will be on the right.

FROM GREENVILLE, SC

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 49A to merge onto US-64 E/Chimney Rock Rd toward Bat Cave. Turn left onto Co Rd 1006/Howard Gap Rd. The Lelia Patterson Center will be on your right.

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Series Rules

  • Carolina-Kids-MultiSport-Series-awardsKids 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 www.idaph.net at the conclusion of each event.
  • Prizes will be awarded at a Carolina Kids MultiSport Series End of Series Party.

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Guidelines

  • 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

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Register Now!

If you have any questions, contact Ryan Madamba, Carolina Kids Multisports Race Director, by email at- ryan@idaph.net

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THANKS TO OUR 2014 CKMS SPONSORS!

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 sponsorships@idaph.net.

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WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteers are the backbone of a terrific event experience. 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 yummy food and will get to enjoy in all the event festivities. It’s easy to sign up, just click, enter your email for confirmation, and choose your spot!

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VOLUNTEERSPOT RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

If you prefer not to use your email address, or have trouble signing up, please contact us to sign up manually.

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Event Packets and Race Day Registration

  1. Friday, August 15th, 3—5 p.m.
    @ Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
  2. Saturday, August 16th, 3—5 p.m.
    @ Hunter Subaru, 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    ***NEW PACKET PICKUP LOCATION THIS YEAR!

  3. Sunday, August 17th, Race Day
    6:45—7:30 a.m (both events)
    and 9:45—10:15 a.m. (kid’s event only)

    Lelia Patterson Center front lobby, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
    There will be NO pre-race instructions provided on race morning. If you can’t attend the 5:00 PM Friday pre-race meeting, please make sure you read through this race information document thoroughly.

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Pre-Race Meeting

If you are new to racing, volunteering, or want additional race information you are encouraged to attend the Pre-Race Meeting:

  1. Friday, Aug. 16th at 5:00 PM
    In front of the Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Event flow 
    and logistics will be discussed for both the full LPC Triathlon and the kid’s splash and dash event. 

NOTE: Packet pick-up Event Day ENDS at 7:30 AM. LPC Retro Triathlon participants must pick up event packets by 7:30 AM, race starts promptly at 8AM.
WE HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING YOUR MATERIALS ON FRIDAY TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND STRESS ON EVENT MORNING.

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SWIM

Bring your own swim cap! The pool will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m for warm-up. Be prepared to line up for the swim start a minimum of 5 minutes before your starting time. For swim start order Advanced kids will go first, then Intermediates, and finally the Beginners.

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AWARDS

Awards presentation will begin immediately after the last finisher completes the race (estimated at 11:15 a.m. for the Kids Race) near the finish line area. We have super cool, custom awards for all finishers. If for any reason you are unable to stay for the awards you can pick up your award at our office in S. Asheville, but please contact us after the event first.

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POST-RACE AMENITIES

Post-race we have some great things in store for you! Feel free to freshen up inside the LPC Center by taking a well deserved, post-race shower! Then stop by the massage tent for a post-race massage and hang out and meet some of our race sponsors at their vendor booths. We will also have yummy food courtesy of Fletcher Valley Natural Foods and Monte’s Sub Shop!

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If you have any questions, contact Ryan Madamba, Carolina Kids Multisports Race Director, by email at- ryan@idaph.net

 

 

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