Splash, Spin, & Dash

Long and Short Course Youth Triathlon / 12:00PM / Rice Creek Chain of Lake Reserve, Lino Lakes, MN


Let's get our kids moving!

We're dedicated to promoting the benefits of a multi-sport lifestyle. We introduced the popular My First Tri concept for adults, and now we extend the same welcome to our children through Splash, Spin & Dash. We want to facilitate opportunities for kids to establish a healthy and active lifestyle through proper training, nutrition, and the excitement of organized races - with a focus on preparation and fun for all. Our goal is for them to finish with a smile and wanting to do another one.

The distances are chosen so that everyone should be able to complete the race. For those who can't make the full 50 yard swim, the lake is shallow enough that we give kids the option to walk. This way they can still participate without necessarily having the skills to complete the entire swim. And, if they reeeaaaalllllly want to, they can even wear arm floaties or a safety vest.

We have two distance options:

  • Short Course - 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, 1/4 mile run
  • Long Course - 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, 1/2 mile run

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Bike
  • Bike helmet (REQUIRED!)
  • Running shoes
  • Socks (if they choose)

No nudity is allowed, unless they use the restrooms, so plan ahead in terms of what they'll wear during the swim/bike/run. And, to reiterate, bike helmets are required!

To keep the race as safe as possible, the entire bike and run is contained within the park's boundaries, so there is no riding or running on "open" county roads.


There are two ways to register for this race:


**Upon registration, you agree to the Tri Fitness Race Refund and Cancellation Policies**

The race fees are as follows:


Entry for the long and short courses are the same price. The entry fee is $20 prior to 6/1, $25 from 6/2 through 6/19. Race day (6/20) is $35. Online registration closes on 6/19.

Packet Pick-Up


Race Location

The race site is the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve at 7401 Main Street in Lino Lakes (click here for a map and click here to visit the park's website).

The park charges a $5 daily parking fee for Anoka County Parks, unless you have an annual pass for the park system.

Schedule of Events

  • 11:15am - Transition area opens
  • 11:45am - Transition area closes
  • 11:50am - Pre-race announcements. Racers (and parents) meet at the beach near the start.
  • 12:20pm - LONG COURSE STARTS (approximately)

Course Profile

Short Course:

  • Printable Short Course Map
  • Interactive Short Course Map

Long Course:

  • Printable Long Course Map
  • Interactive Long Course Map

We'll have water available for them on the course.

Awards and Prizes

All of our participants will receive a finisher's medal/ribbon and post-race recovery food.

Results and Photos

More Information/Questions

Please contact us at races@trifitnesswbl.com.


Thank you so much to our current sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring a race, we have multiple opportunities available - click here to get all the information.