Saturday, July 29, 2023
Lake Harmony, Rocky View County
ABOUT THE RACE
The Ironkids Splash & Dash presented by Plintz Real Estate offers youth aged 4-13 the unique opportunity to participate in multisport on the Harmony 70.3 Calgary course. Athletes will swim near the beach and run on pedestrian paths along the lake. Each finisher receives an official timing result, finisher medal and tech t-shirt!
IRONKIDS “SPLASH & DASH” CATEGORIES
Ages 4 to 7
50m Swim / 500m Run
Ages 8 to 9
100m Swim / 1.0km Run
Ages 10 to 11
200m Swim / 2km Run
Ages 12 to 13
300m Swim / 3.0km Run
$45 includes official finisher tech T-Shirt, Swim Cap & Finisher Medal.
Volunteer opportunities will be posted in July.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Race Package Pickup: 7:00am – 7:45am at Lake Harmony Beach. Athletes will receive their ankle timing chip, swim cap and tech t-shirt before the start.
Age 12 to 13 8:00am sharp!
Age 10 to 11 8:45am start
Age 8 to 9 9:15am start
Age 4 to 7 9:30am start
Parking is available in the athlete parking field east of the race site. This can be accessed at the Yarrow Gate traffic circle entrance. Look for the flags. No parking permitted at the Discovery Centre or residential roads.
Washroom Facilities: Dozens of porta potties will be available around the race site. Beach facilities will be locked and not available to athletes or spectators.
The focus of the children’s triathlon is safety, enjoyment and participation. Parents are encouraged to support children in younger age groups or those with limited swim experience in the water. Swimmers may use aids like buoys, floats or life vests. Parents can swim with their kids to offer assistance.
Check in opens at 7:00am at the tents by the east beach entrance. Running gear can be set up 15 minutes before each athlete’s swim wave in the transition zone.
Lake Harmony is a clean, warm, fresh water lake ideal for swimming and aquatic sports.
- The swim course map shows each age group distance.
- Athletes swimming 2 laps will run an “Aussie Exit” between laps.
- Note: The orange buoy is pulled after the 10-11 age group. Younger age groups will only see the yellow buoy.
- If children do not feel confident, please either escort them in the water or provide them with a flotation device for their safety and enjoyment.
Parents are asked to ensure children are familiar with the run distance and turnaround point(s) for their age group. Volunteers will be on course at turnarounds.
- Remember to wear the timing chip on the ankle for accurate timing results.
- Athletes are awarded their official IronKids finisher medal!