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Norwich Splash and Dash will take place at Mohegan Park where youth will run-swim-run to the finish. Age groups- *5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17; Additional SuperSprint distance added this year for ages 11-17 (optional). Everyone will receive a medal as they cross the finish line. Post race food and beverages will be in the pavillion at the Mohegan Park Center. Each participant will be required to purchase an annual USAT membership (if you are not already a member) for $10 which covers the whole year for any race. If you particpated in the Proud to DU It race- you do not need to pay the $10 again. It is a 1 X fee per year. Please call the Recreation Dept if you need help with your membership number- 860-447-5230.
Age group winners will be awarded trophies for the top three finishers in each age group (male/female) at the post race ceremony based on finish time. SuperSprint will award finishers for the top three male and female finishers. The SuperSprint is a longer distance race for those looking to go farther and be competitive.
Please note: 11-17 years olds will swim out further and not be able to touch the bottom. 7-10 year olds will also be over their head for a portion of the race. We will be launching waves in small groups to allow for ease of swimming. Lifeguards will be along the route for safety and support. All 5-6 yr. old groups will be in an area where they can put their feet down to stop if necessary.
Registration online deadline will be THURSDAY, June 6 at midnight. *Registration (limited spots available) will be taken onsite on race day. Deadline to get your name on the bib is MAY 24.
This event is part of the Triple Crown. You must select TRIPLE CROWN at registration to be eligible for the 2019 Triple Crown award. the Proud to DU It- April 28 and Proud to TRI- Sept 8 are the other two events in the series.
Race clinic will be Wednesday, June 5th at 5:30-7:00 PM. Meet at the Park Center fountain at Mohegan Park. FREE- no pre-registration for the clinic required.
Packet pickup will be offered at 1) the race clinic, June 5th 5;00-7:00 PM 2) in the New London Recreation Office Thursday, June 6th 8:30-4:00 PM or Friday, June 7th 8:30-12:00 PM or 3) onsite race morning 7:30-8:30 AM. OPTIONS! If you want to avoid the line, pickup your race packet prior to race day BUT don't forget to bring your timing chip, bib and cap with you race day!
Additional race information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Norwich-Splash-and-Dash-1511458675838379/.
2018 Video of Race