When registering as a adult/child team, click on the team registration button. You will first register one racer (adult or child) and then at the end it will ask you if you want to register another racer before check out. Click yes. Then click on team registration again. Enter the second racers information. At the end it will charge you $50 for a team. If at that time you want to add an additional team and or individual adult or child racer, click yes you would like to register another racer and start the process over by clicking on the register individual button or register team button. You may also choose to pay for one day USAT memberships. This means you will only have to fill out the application at packet pickup but will not have to write a check or give us cash
Join us for the first annual Blanco Vista Splash n Dash on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 8:00 am. Registration is $25 per racer.
This is a family event geared for youth ages 7-18 and parents/adults. This aquathon is the third race in the Central Texas Kids Tri Series and is a great event for beginners wanting to work towards a triathlon, experienced racers who want to challenge themselves with a super sprint, and families who want to participate together as a team. Adults can participate as individuals or as a team with a youth. Teams are commonly youth/parent but any adult including a neighbor/uncle/grandparent etc can be a youth’s team member.
USAT sanctioning is pending. Blanco Vista neighborhood has been a popular training area for the Hill Country Tri Club for years. Located midway between Austin and San Antonio on the north side of San Marcos the community is the perfect spot for a new event. Race director, Kathy Rainey, also directs the Hill Country Kids & Family Tri in the Central Texas Kids Tri Series. The Blanco Vista Splash n Dash will be a fun experience for your kids and family that you will want to come back to year after year.
Juniors (7-10 yrs): 100 yard swim / 1 k run
Seniors (11-15 yrs): 200 yard swim / 2 k run
Senior Plus (16-18 yrs): 200 yard swim /4 k run
Parents/Adults: 200 yard swim / 4 k run
Individuals: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, adults
Teams: one child and one parent/adult
The age of a participant follows USAT rules so age is determined by the racers age on December 31, 2013.
Awards & Amenities
All youth participants ages 7-18 will receive a finisher’s award.
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for all youth categories male and female and for teams by youth age category.
Award ceremony will begin around 10:00 am.
USAT Membership required
Yes. All athletes must be a member of USAT and will be required to provide a USAT membership card along with photo ID at packet pickup. You may purchase a year or one day USAT membership at packet pickup or online at www.usatriathlon.org (print out a card and bring it with you!) You may also purchase a one day membership through online registration. If you pay for a one day USAT membership through online registration, you will still have to fill out the application at packet pickup but you will not owe any money. You may not pick up another racer’s packet except for your child’s. No exceptions! This is USAT’s rule not ours! A parent/guardian will be required to sign a USAT waiver for his/her child
Packet Pickup will only be on race morning from 6:00 am to 7:30 am unless the size of the race requires a packet pickup on Friday. Because we are not requiring racers to go to a packet pickup the day before the race we have to require that all racers pay for USAT membership prior to race day. You are required to go online to USAT (www.usatriathlon) and purchase a one day or year long USAT membership, print out the confirmation and bring it with you to the race check-in with your driver’s license OR you are required to pay the one day membership fee on the yellow cheetah website when your register. If you choose the second option you will then have to fill out the application for one day membership at check-in. We are not collecting money on race day for either one day or year long memberships. You may not apply for year long USAT membership at check-in. We are making life easier for you by having packet pickup on race morning at check-in. You have to make things easy on us by purchasing USAT membership prior to race day and bringing proof of membership. This will ensure that race check-in and packet pickup go quickly and smoothly:)
Racers will swim in the Blanco Vista outdoor pool, exit to transition and then run down and back a wide, paved, well landscaped path area.
Please park in the Blanco Vista Elementary School parking lot. Enter the lot off of Blanco Vista Blvd. You will be able to enter and exit during the race if necessary.
Set up transition from 6:30 – 7:45 am. Body Marking Pick up ankle Chip Timer & secure to right ankle. Race meeting at 7:45 am Race starts at 8:00 am
Place your shoes, shirt, and bib number on your towel. You may pin your bib number to your shirt or wear a race belt. You will have a transition spot based on your bib number. Parents may help kids set up their transition area prior to the race but no one is allowed in transition during the race except racers and volunteers. Volunteers will help kids as needed. Transition is closed until all racers are finished racing.
Juniors 100 yards, Seniors/Adults/Parents 200 yards. Participants must wear the swim cap provided in their packets. Flotation devices are not allowed. Swimmers may hold on to the side, the lane line, or stand if rest is needed. Participants will line up according to their bib number which is assigned by the swim time submitted during registration. A swimmer will be started every 10 seconds by jumping in and then snake swimming up one lane, under the lane line, and down the next lane. Lifeguards will be present on the deck to assist any swimmer who needs help. Swimmers may pass other swimmers. It is important to give accurate swim times for the kid’s distance. We will start with juniors (4 lengths of pool), then seniors (8 lengths of pool), lastly adults/parents. Exit swim, go to transition, start run. Racers must remember to cross timing mats.
Take off your swim cap and goggles and leave on towel. Put on shoes, socks, shirt, and bib number. Sunglasses and hat if desired.
Racers must wear their race bib either safety pinned to their shirt or with a race belt. Shoes must be worn. No headphones. Make sure you cross the timing mat. Juniors 1k; Seniors 2k, 16-18 & Adults/Parents 4k loop. There will be a water station as you exit transition and at the turnaround.
Cross the timing mat. All finishers will receive a finisher’s award. Volunteers will remove the ankle chip timer. Refreshments and sponsor activities after finishing.
All participants will be responsible for complying with USAT rules. Click here:
The race will take place unless the conditions present safety issues. We will delay the race up to one hour in case of lightening or severe weather. An email will be sent out if the race is cancelled or delayed due to weather. There are no refunds if the race is cancelled due to weather.
Contact race director, Kathy Rainey at email@example.com or 512 853-0095. Please only call on race day if there is an emergency.