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HRCA Splash Mash Dash Triathlon

Sponsored by BikeSource of Highlands Ranch

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 6:00 AM MDT

8801 South Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126, United States  Map   Website

Event Details

The 9th Annual Splash Mash Dash Triathlon was the first and original Sprint Triathlon in Highlands Ranch! This fun and local race is a perfect first race for beginner Triathletes who are not used to open water swimming. The outdoor pool swim offers a great opportunity to try out the sport of Triathlon in a non-intimidating environment. For the seasoned Triathlete, this local race is a perfect addition to your late 2014 race season schedule!

All Splash Mash Dash Triathlon participants will receive a race shirt, virtual goody bag, post race party, giveaways, and more!

The Mini Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon is a perfect race for kiddos looking for a way to "TRI" the sport as well. The kids race will follow the post race party of the Splash Mash Dash Triathlon and will offer kids a safe and fun environment to race. All Mini Splash Mash Dash Kids Triathlon participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher prize.

Registration Fees (all values in USD)

Event Options Price NowFuture Price
SMD Sprint Triathlon Ages 13 & Up


Jan 15 - Jul 23


Jul 24 - Aug 06

Mini SMD Kids Triathlon Ages 4 - 12


Jan 15 - Jul 23


Jul 24 - Aug 06

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Event Day Schedule

Aug 09 5:00 AM - Transition Area Opens

Aug 09 6:00 AM - First Swim Wave Starts

Aug 09 7:30 AM - Post Race Party

Aug 09 11:00 AM - Mini SMD Kids Triathlon - Packet Pickup/Registration

Aug 09 12:00 PM - Mini SMD Kids Triathlon - Race Starts

SMD Triathlon Course Description


500 yard outdoor pool swim (20 lengths of the pool). Once finished triathletes will continue to the transition area through the outdoor pool sidewalk that leads to the grassy area and then into the parking lot. No flotation devices are allowed. This is a "in water" start.  


For 2014 the 12 mile bike course will be the original SMD Sprint Triathlon course (two 6 mile loops) through the streets of Highlands Ranch. There will be police officers at major intersections to direct traffic. This is an open to traffic bike course so please use caution on the roads. Helmets are mandatory. NO HELMET = NO RACE. The bike route will end back in the transition area. iPods are prohibited for you and your fellow participants safety. COURSE MAP


Triathletes will exit the transition area from the opposite side of the bike entrance/exit to continue through the final leg of the race for a 3.5 mile run along scenic open space sidewalk and gravel trails behind Northridge. COURSE MAP

Mini SMD Kids Triathlon Course Description

4-6 years

25 yard swim (1 length), .85 mile bike, .25 mile run 

(will be allowed to use training wheels)

7-9 years

50 yard swim (2 lengths), 1.5 mile bike, .5 mile run

10-12 years

50 yard swim (2 lengths), 1.5 mile bike, .5 mile run



Any style of swim is acceptable. Children can take a break during their swim if necessary. There will be lifeguards on duty and in the pool for assistance if required. Flotation devices are not allowed.



The 4-6 year olds will complete 1 loop around Marcy Gulch Park behind Westridge. The 7-9 year olds and the 10-12 year olds will continue past Marcy Gulch park to a turn around point that will be clearly marked.  Children will be riding on the same trail coming in and out of the transition area and out on the trail. Please inform your child to ride on the right. We will have volunteers on the course to keep it safe. COURSE MAP



The 4-6 year olds will exit the transition area and will run to the south side walk along Highlands Ranch Parkway.  They will complete one full loop and proceed to the finish line.  The 7-9 year olds will complete 2 loops and the 10-12 year olds will complete 3 loops.  This course will be clearly marked and volunteers will be monitoring the course for safety. COURSE MAP



Only one parent per child will be allowed in the transition area. 

Directions & Parking


Race will start and finish at Northridge Recreation Center located at 8801 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. 


All parking will be across the street from the Recreation Center at the churches. Look for "Race Parking" signs. Please allow extra time for parking. 


Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: TBD

Location: BikeSource Highlands Ranch - 2690 E County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Important information: Please bring photo ID in order to pick up your packet. Parents must present photo ID if minor is racing in Tune Up Triathlon. 

Timing chips will be handed out in the pool area on race morning.

If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for the SMD Triathlon for $90 or the Mini SMD Kids Triathlon for $60 at packet pickup. Cash or credit card will be accepted. 

Race Day Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your packet beginning at 5:00 a.m. on race morning. Time chips will be handed out in the pool area before your swim wave.

Race Day Registration

No race day registration is available for the Tune Up Triathlon. You may register your child for the Mini Tune Up Kids Triathlon the day of the race for $60. We accept cash or credit card only. Registration will be available from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Shirt quantities are limited so please register in advance to guarantee receiving a shirt.


Goody bags are virtual this year! Please check out all the great deals our sponsors are offering participants. Goody bags will be sent via email to all participants prior to the race.  

Awards & Results

Overall Male and Female SMD Triathlon winners will receive handmade award and gift certificate.

Medals for top three SMD Triathlon Male and Female winners in the following age groups: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up. 

Prizes for all Mini SMD Kids Triathlon participants.

Race results provided by Colorado Race Timing and will be posted at the event as well as on the Highlands Ranch Race Series website within 24 hours of the event. 

Click HERE for the Highlands Ranch Race Series results page to view previous years results.

Additional Race Details

  • Race fees do not include additional online processing fees and are non-refundable.
  • In order to guarantee choice of shirt size and save money on your registration, please register at least two weeks prior to the event. Shirt quantities are limited and sizes are not guaranteed to those who do not register in advance.
  • We race no matter what the weather brings. 

All participants will receive a Tune Up Triathlon and Mini Tune Up Kids Triathlon - Athlete Guide.
This valuable guide for participants that are either new to racing Triathlon or new to our race will be available 30 days prior to the race and will be emailed to all participants.

Thank You Sponsors!


Brought to you by the Highlands Ranch Race Series

This event is one of 8 different events in 2014 hosted by the Highlands Ranch Race Series! 

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Event Contact Information

Name: Valerie Kuhns

Email: racedirector@hrcaonline.org

Website: http://www.HRraceseries.com