Races & Events

Splash & Dash

EF Splash & Dash

Splash and Dash Logo

The EF Splash and Dash will be held on June 11, 2016.  This race is a partnership between Endorphin Fitness and The Shady Grove YMCA to provide kids age 5-15 a safe, fun introduction to multisport. This race includes a short swim, followed immediately by a short run. 


Make sure to register for the kids race and the adult-child relay!


Race Location

Shady Grove YMCA - 11255 Nuckol's Rd, Glen Allen, VA

What's Splash & Dash?

USA Triathlon National Series - The Richmond Splash & Dash is part of a national USA Triathlon Series.  Learn More about the Series. 

Anyone Can Participate - Without the biggest barrier to entry in multsport - the bike - Splash and Dash offers kids a chance to race in a multisport format without the added experience and expense that biking requires.  Therefore, any kid who knows how to swim can therefore enjoy this awesome race experience. 

Why Participate?

  • Great introduction to multisport / triathlon without the need for a bike.   Perfect for swimmers and/or runners!
  • Super fun environment for the whole family.  The event will be part of the Shady Grove YMCA's "Summer Kick-Off Festival!"
  • The Adult-Child Relay provides an opportunity to race 2x in one day - once in the kid's race and once with an adult in the relay!
  • The finish line will feature a slippy slide finish!

Adult Child Relay

After the kid's races, kid's will have the opportunity to race again with an adult in a fun, unique adult-child relay.  Teams will use strategy to decide who will swim and who will run. Swimmers will complete the swim, tag their teammates in transition, runners will complete the run, and then swimmer and runner will meet 50 yards from the finish line and must run across the finish line together before sliding down the slippy-slide to end their race.   You don't want to miss this! 

The Course

Course Details - The swim will be held in a 25-meter pool at the Shady Grove YMCA.  Transition will be set up directly behind the Shady Grove YMCA as swimmers exit the pool with plenty of visability for spectators.  The run will take place on the Shady Grove YMCA soccer fields and finish with a slippy-slide immediately after the finish line.  The entire race is visible to spectators and will be a blast for all.  

Race Distances - The EF Splash & Dash categories / distances are as follows:


Ages 5-10

Ages 11-15

Adult-Child Relay






0.5 mile

1 mile

       0.5 mile


Friday, June 10

  • 4:00-7:00pm Packet Pick-Up at Endorphin Fitness
  • 6:00-6:30pm Race Informational Briefing

Saturday, June 11

  • 6:30am-7:45am Packet Pick-Up
  • 7:45am Pre-Race Meeting (Behind YMCA)
  • 8:00am Age 7-10 Race Start
  • 8:45am Age 11-15 Race Start
  • 9:30am Adult-Child Relay Race
  • 10:00am  Awards
  • 9:00am-2:00pm Shady Grove YMCA Summer Kick-Off Festival

Race Fees

  • Through May 4 = $30
  • May 5 - June 1 = $40


Make sure to register for the kids race and the adult-child relay!



To volunteer to make this event a great experience for every participant, please contact Parker Spencer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


We are looking for business partners who would benefit from having exposure to a multitude of active kids and their families.  If interested, please contact Michael Harlow at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


2014: Results

2013: Age 11-19 Results      Age 7-10 Results      Assisted Athlete Results


A huge thank you to Brian Lilley from RVA Photo for taking such great photos!

2014 Photos

2013 Photos