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Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash

Thursday, June 2, 2016 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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With much regret, Epic Races has cancelled the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash due to low registration.

The Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash

Adults shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to running and swimming! Epic Races invites youth athletes from all around Michigan and beyond to join in on the aquatic and sprinting action at the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash. Scheduled for Sunday, June 12 at Halfmoon Lake in Pinckney State Recreation Area — the very same venue as the Ann Arbor Triathlon: WolverineMan and Swim to the Moon — the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash is part of the USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series, featuring more than 40 events for children throughout the country.


What is a Splash and Dash?

A Splash and Dash is an exciting, fast-growing sporting event, called an aquathlon, that combines swimming and running. The swimming leg can take place in any body of water, such as a pool, a reservoir, or an ocean, while the running leg can take place on a trail, a road, or a path. At the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash, the swim will take place in Halfmoon Lake, while the run will take place in the parklands surrounding the lake.

The focus of the USA Triathlon Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series is to encourage participation, to expose young athletes to USA Triathlon and the exciting world of multisport, and to have fun and meet/make friends who also enjoy NewGovCouncilmultisport events!

The Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.


Can I Participate?

Absolutely! If you are between the ages of 7 and 15 and have a USA Triathlon annual youth membership, you are eligible to take part in the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash! Bring a positive attitude, get ready to learn firsthand about multisport, and be prepared for a great experience!


Event Distances

The distances for the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash are set by USA Triathlon; these distances are standardized and exactly the same at every event in the USAT Youth Splash and Dash Aquathlon Series:

 Ages 7-10  Ages 11-15
Swim  100M  200M
 Run  1K  2K

Splash Dash 2016

Super Swag

Each participant in the Epic Kids’ Splash and Dash receives a Splash and Dash T-shirt, a Splash and Dash patch, and a commemorative finisher’s medal… tangible mementos of your child’s special day! Each participant also receives FREE downloads of all race photos taken by our sports photographers at Greg Sadler Photography… another reason our events are so Epic!



Your Child’s Safety is Our Prime Concern

All Epic lifeguards hold current lifeguard certification as well as certification in first aid and CPR. Our Epic lifeguards are able to keep our swimmers safe thanks to our official SUP company, Red Star Board Company. We’re very grateful to have Red Star as part of Epic team.


USAT Sanctioned Event ColorUSAT Fee Information

Beginning on January 1, 2016, there will no longer be USAT one-day youth memberships. For youth, there will only be annual memberships available; these will cost $10 per child per year. The $10 annual youth fee pays for USAT insurance and helps USAT funds training programs for athletes, coaches, and referees. The entire fee goes to USAT. USAT is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon. Epic Races’ affiliation is with USAT. See USA Triathlon for more information and to join as an annual member.

Event Schedule

7:30 AM — Packet Pick-Up, Race-Day Registration, and Transition Open
8:15 AM — Packet Pick-Up, Race-Day Registration, and Transition Close
8:30 AM — Race Begins
9:30 AM — Post-Race Athlete Snack Service Begins (approximate time)
10:30 AM — Awards Ceremony (approximate time)


Male and female age groups ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15.


All finishers receive a fabulous USA Triathlon finisher's medal! Special awards will be presented for the 1st Overall Male/Female and the top 3 finishers in each age division.


Q. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
A. Yes! Log into your Run Sign Up account, click the My Registered Races button, click View/Edit by Sky Tri, then click Transfer to Another Runner and follow the onscreen instructions. There is a $15 charge to transfer your registration to another event, as well as a Run Sign Up processing fee. NOTE: the deadline to transfer your registration to another person is Sunday, May 29.

Q. I can no longer attend. How do I get a refund?
A. By registering for an Epic Races event, you have purchased a ticket to participate in one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable races in Southeast Michigan. As with a ticket to any sports or entertainment event, there are no refunds or credits if you are unable to attend.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I defer my registration to next year!
A. Yes! To defer your registration to 2017, email us at info@epicraces.com. NOTE: The deadline to defer your registration is May 1.

Q. I can no longer attend. Can I get my race shirt and medal and bib sent to me?
A. We are happy to send you your race shirt and bib; please send a self-addressed, large shipping envelope with $5 postage to us at Epic Races, 600 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103. However, our finisher's medals are reserved for those who complete the race.

Q. Where do I park on race morning?
A. Parking will be available at Halfmoon Lake.

Q. What happens if it's raining on race day?
A. The Epic Kids' Splash and Dash will be held, rain, snow, or shine. Please be sure to dress accordingly for the weather.

Q. Can my dog run alongside me during the run leg?
A. No, dogs are not allowed on any part of the event course due to safety, security, and insurance reasons.

Q. Are headphones/ear buds allowed?
A. No. Portable music devices are not allowed in any USAT-sanctioned event. They are a safety concern, especially on an open bike course. It's important for you as a participant to be able to hear oncoming traffic as well as your fellow participants and our course marshals.

Q. When will results be posted and where?
A. You'll find the results by clicking on the blue Results button at the top of this page. Results will be posted within 12 hours after the race ends.

Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
A. Yes! They will need a photocopy of your photo ID and your USAT ID card, as well as a signed note from you giving them permission to pick up your packet for you.

Q. My race shirt doesn't fit. Can I exchange it?
A. Yes! However, exchanges can only be done after the race and there is no guarantee of size.

Q. I left before results were posted and I won an award! How do I get it?
A. Congratulations! Finisher's and overall awards will be available to pick up at a location to be announced after the race. Please watch for our location announcement on our social media!


Thursday, June 2, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM




Packet Pickup Information
Sunday, June 12 from 7:30 until 8:15 AM at Halfmoon Lake Beach, Pinckney Recreation Area, 8690 Hankerd Road, Gregory, MI 48137
Average Water Temperature


8690 Hankerd Road
Gregory, MI 48137 United States
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Course maps: 100M Swim 200M Swim 1K Run 2K Run

All courses are subject to change up to and including race day

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