Race Details (August 2018)
This event will start at 8 am with the 1/2 mile swim followed by the 5k run. Swimmers will be put into heats according to estimated swim time. Each heat will be staggered 30 minutes. After completing the swim portion, you will transition to running. There will be an aid station available to runners before they start with drinks and snacks. You will complete your run ending at the Rec Center once again. This race can either be completed SOLO or in a TEAM of 2. The team will have one person swimming, who will then tag in the partner to complete the run portion.
The shorter distance will start at 10:15 am with a 200 yd swim followed by a 1 mile run along the Strand. Swimmers will be put into heats according to estimated swim time. Each heat will be staggered every 15 minutes. After completing the swim portion, you will transition to running. There will be an aid station available to runners before they start with drinks and snacks. The run will be out the Strand, to a turn around point and then back to the Rec Center. This race can also be completed SOLO or in a TEAM of 2.
5k Course- *Updated 8/6/18*
**The 5k route has been updated to avoid traffic crossing on HWY 55. Please read the current route description below!**
THe 5k route will start at the Rec Center to the Strand heading north. Following the Strand through Water’s Edge RV Park to HWY 55, staying on the river side of the road, you will then head South back towards the Rec Center on N Sawyer Street. This is a gravel road that follows the train tracks. Once back to the Rec Center you will then head back onto the Strand running South to the 1 mile turn around point for the shorter distance course. Turn around at the cones and head back to the finish at the Rec Center. The course will be marked with bright flagging and signs for turns. Click the link below to view a map of the course.
On your registration form you will be asked for an estimated swim time. This is your best guess as to how long it will take you to swim either a 1/2 mile or 200 yds. This time will be used to place you in the appropriate heats. If your heat time is 9:30 am, then you will need to show up around 9 am to get your race packet and number. We will start every heat at the listed time, no earlier. Instead of bib numbers or timing chips, racers will be given a number on their arm.
Swimmers will be assigned a lane and a timer/lap counter. Your time will be tracked for you and laps counted. However, it is also your responsibility to keep track of laps. You may ask your lap counter about how many you have completed. After swimming, if you are completing the race as an individual, you will transition into running. The transition area will be at the south end of the pool. You may keep clothing and shoes in your designated spot associated with your lane number. It is your choice to change in locker rooms and keep items there. Your transition time will be included in your run time. Your swim time will be separate.
If you are racing as a team, the swimmer will climb out of the pool to pass off the bracelet to his/her teammate who will be waiting in the transition area.
Awards and Post Race
Awards will be given to the top male and female finisher in each distance, as well as top team in each distance. Awards ceremony will follow each race after times have been captured. If you need to leave before the awards you make check in with us There will be sandwiches, fruit and drinks for participants and volunteers after the race.
Rules and Regulations
Please open the following document to read over the Rules and Regulations.
To signup online, please visit mindbodyonline.com and search for Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center. You will create an account for free, then find the Splash and Dash event under the Events tab. Please follow directions to sign up and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your estimated swim time so we can place you in the appropriate heat. You will receive an email prior to the event with your heat number and time. Please remember to show up early to sign in, get your race number and have a brief pre-race meeting.
We have registration forms available at the Rec Center to fill out as well.
If you wish to print out a registration form and mail it in with your payment, you can do so also. Please read and fill out the following forms and mail back to us with a valid check at PO Box 723 Cascade, ID 83611.
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