Philadelphia Kidz Splash & Dash Event Details
- USA Triathlon Hat & Finisher’s Medal, Race Bib, Wristband
|Event Fees||Jan 1st—July 14th||Race Day|
NOTE: Our Race Registrar is imAthlete and they charge a fee for online registrations.
Registrations received after July 14th are not guaranteed a USAT hat and are available while supplies last.
USA Triathlon Membership & Sanctioning
All of our events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). An Annual Youth Membership must be purchased for ever racer to participate. This membership provides the athlete with accident insurance coverage for the race. Your racer will not be able to participate under a parent’s USAT membership number. Every racer is required to have their own membership, which can be purchased/renewed during registration.
USA Triathlon offers a Youth Annual Membership for $10. This 12-month membership covers any USA Triathlon sanctioned event, anywhere in the USA. During the registration process, you can purchase or renew your racer’s USAT membership. For more information, please visit USA Triathlon.
The term “USAT sanctioned” refers to the approval by USAT of compliance and safety procedures when creating a multisport event. Safety plans, course maps, and event details are submitted and reviewed by experienced USA Triathlon staff and are only approved when race directors follow USAT’s required standards.
Kidz who are ages 3 through 17 on race day can participate. NOTE: Younger racers MUST be potty-trained to participate.
It’s important that we can communicate with our race families leading up to race weekend. We do this in three ways:
1) Email – When you register your racer and enter your email address into the imATHLETE system, we strongly encourage you not to use a business email address. Many company firewalls block email they consider to be spam, and you will not receive important announcements from us leading up to race weekend. Also, be sure to check and re-check the email address you entered to ensure it’s correct. Too often, we hear from parents that they’re not receiving our emails and it’s either blocked by a business firewall, entered incorrectly, or in space somewhere.
2) Text – We have a cool text capability to communicate with you, so please opt in to receive text messages from us before checking out of the imATHLETE system. This is another fail safe if, for some reason, you are not receiving our emails.
3) Facebook – Like and Follow us on the Philadelphia Kidz Splash & Dash Facebook page, as we will post updates leading up to race weekend. There you can also share posts/pictures of your kidz excitement about this event! You can also follow us on our main KidzTri3 Facebook page for more information on our events!
Race entry fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. However, we know sometimes things come up such as injuries, illness, family emergencies, etc. We have the following policy in place to give you as much flexibility as possible within a framework that allows us to continue putting on high quality events. Please understand that there are specific registration cut-off dates, where we have finalized orders for shirts, awards, medals, and dozens of other items. The option you have is below.
PARTICIPANT PROTECTION INSURANCE—Race insurance is available for all of our events and must be purchased when you register online—it cannot be purchased at a later date. The cost is a $7.99 or 6.75% of the cost of registration, whichever is greater. Details on what the insurance covers can be found HERE. Remember, this insurance must be purchased at the time of registration.
In the event of inclement weather, the following procedure will be followed: The event will go on a hold up to 30 minutes in the hope that the inclement weather will pass. Every effort will be made to have this event on time on this date. If conditions are deemed to be unsafe, versus just challenging, we will cancel the event. Every situation is different, but know that we plan our events to go on rain or shine. If it’s just raining, we race.