BATAVIA – The Batavia Park District will sponsor both the ET Batavia Triathlon’s Youth Splash and Dash and Kid’s Dash on June 10. The adult triathlon will entail traffic delays.
The Splash and Dash combines running and swimming, with the run on the Fox River Trail in downtown Batavia and the swim at Harold Hall Quarry Beach, 400 S. River St., Batavia, according to a news release.
The event will start after the adult triathlon and duathlon athletes have completed the bike portion of the race.
The transition area reopens at 8 a.m. for the Splash and Dash, and the race begins about 8:30 a.m. The race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, and there are distance options for ages 7 to 15. The fee is $20.
“The focus is on participation rather than competition,” Joe LoPresto, race director and coach, stated in the release. “It’s an excellent way to expose and educate youth to the multisport lifestyle, all while being involved in a fun, exciting and safe atmosphere.”
The Kid’s Dash offers an opportunity for children ages 3 to 8 to run in a noncompetitive event and receive a finisher’s medal and cookie. It will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the finish line area at the Batavia VFW, 645 S. River St., Batavia. The event fee is $5.
The ET Batavia Triathlon is made possible by more than 150 volunteers on the day of the race, and additional volunteers are welcome. For information or to register for any of the ET Batavia Triathlon races, visit bataviatriathlon.org.