Fitness & Sports
The Woodlands Family YMCA hosts 1st Annual Splash & Dash
On Saturday, June 11 the 1st Annual YMCA Splash & Dash presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands was held at Shadowbend YMCA located at 6145 Shadowbend Place in The Woodlands.
Youth, ages 7–15, had the opportunity to participate in the first race of The Woodlands Family YMCA’s new summer series, the YMCA Splash and Dash, and experience the fun and excitement of a triathlon. It was a morning of friendly competition and physical activity for all levels and no previous experience required.
The Kids Splash & Dash benefited the YMCA Annual Campaign, which ensures everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. The Y strives hard to never turn anyone away due to the inability to pay. Proceeds from event will help the YMCA multiply their impact in 2022.
The swim and run event featured nine age divisions: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 years. Boys and girls competed separately in their age groups. Race Course Distances per age range were the following: Ages 7-9 (Age as of 6/11/2022): 100-Meter Swim, 1K Run; Ages 10-12 (Age as of 6/11/2022): 150-Meter Swim, 1.5K Run; Ages 13-15 (Age as of 6/11/2022): 200-Meter Swim, 2K Run. The top 3 finishers, male and female, in each age group received a special award. All participants received a goodie bag, t-shirt, and finisher medal. Post-race activities included refreshments, sponsor booths, giveaways, face art, photo booth, and awards ceremony.
The Summer Race Series continues with the YMCA Kids Triathlon (Swim/Bike/Run) on July 16 for ages 6-12 at the Branch Crossing YMCA and again on August 13 for the YMCA Duathlon (Run, Bike Run) for ages 7-15 at the Holcomb Family YMCA.