TBD in 2021 New Orleans, LA 70118 US Directions
The Race Has Been Postponed Until 2021

New Date: TBD in 2021

UPDATE:  June 2, 2020

Good morning families and friends:

We hope this finds you safe and doing well.
After several conversations with our event host, Audubon Zoo, and sponsors about both events, Splash n Dash and Wild Thing Kids’ Triathlon, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to postpone until 2021. The uncertainty COVID-19 presents and the timeline to staff and reopening of Audubon Zoo to events with large group gatherings prevent us from moving forward. Registrations for both events remain closed. You will be the first to be notified when we reopen registration. 

We have reached out to our Runsignup partner to allow our families to defer their registrations to next year or ask for a refund. As always, we respect any option you decide, but we ask that you consider deferring so we know we can count on seeing you next year!  Please reply and we will be happy to respond to your deferral or refund request.

We appreciate your continued support and we are looking forward to producing fun and safe events next year!

Thank you in advance,
Coaches Rick, Jill Marie and Marshall

Race Organizers

Here Are Your Options:

We will defer your child's registration to next year's event.  Once online registration is open for 2021, we will send you a coupon code to register for free so you can sign the waiver for that year's event.

We totally understand.  We will issue a refund to the credit card used for the transaction.  We hope to see you next year!

6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA US 70118

Wild Thing Kids Triathlon

Audubon Zoo's Gator Run, Lazy River & Riverview Park
Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 7:30 am


Packet Pick up 

Sunday, July 19th at Bicycle World, 701 Jefferson Hwy, 12noon - 4pm
This event is a USAT sanctioned race so your child will compete with the age group for the age they will be at 12/31/2020.
T-shirts will not be guaranteed with registrations after 7/15/20.
There are only 200 slots available for registration so don't delay, sign up now before they are filled.
All slots have been filled so there will not be any more registrations accepted.


An exciting race that will take place at the Audubon Zoo Lazy River, then bike thru Audubon Park and run thru the Zoo.


Registration Fees:


Early registration           Wild Thing Kids Tri                           

Up until May 31st                    
June 1 - June 22                       $50
June 23 - July 19                      $60                                                        

Race Distances 

6-8 yr. olds

Swim - 250 yds "with gentle current" on the Lazy River  
Bike - 1 Loop which is 2.3 miles
Run- 1/2 mile
9-11 yr. olds

Swim- 250 yds "with gentle current" on the Lazy River
Bike - 2 Loops which is 4 miles
Run - 1 mile
12-14 yr. olds  
Swim - 250 yds "with gentle current" on the Lazy River  
Bike - 3 Loops which is 5.7 miles
Run - 1.5 miles  
Scroll down to view the swim, transition, bike and run course maps.
We believe in family fitness and our commitment is your family's silver lining. 


Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Wild Thing Kids Triathlon has a NO REFUND policy. Please note that we do not offer any refunds or discount codes if you cancel your registration for this event.


USAT Sanctioned Event

USA Triathlon is the national governing body for the sports of triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon and aquathlon in the United States. Participation in a USAT sanctioned event means the event director has the proper permits in place, liability and athlete excess medical insurance coverage and the event plan has met the standard of organization required. USA Triathlon provides rules, guidance and governance to set the standard for safe and fair multi-sport races. For more information on USA Triathlon and fueling the multi-sport lifestyle, visit our website atwww.usatriathlon.org.

RULES: This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Helmets must be worn! All USA Triathlon Rules will be in effect and enforced for the Triathlon. SORRY NO REFUNDS. NON USA TRIATHLON MEMBERS MUST ADD $10 FOR A YEARLY MEMBERSHIP. USA TRIATHLON CARD MUST BE SHOWN AT PACKET PICK-UP.

 UNREGISTERED PARTICIPANTS (Section 3.5) Any person who participates in any portion of a sanctioned event without first properly registering and paying any required registration fee shall be suspended or barred from membership in USA Triathlon and barred from participation in any sanctioned event for a period of one year. Any person who in any way assists another athlete to violate Section 3.5a by providing or selling a race number to that athlete shall be suspended or barred from membership in USA Triathlon and barred from participation in any sanctioned event for a period of up to one year. Any second violation of this Section shall result in a lifetime suspension or ban from membership in USA Triathlon.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Swim Course

Attached is the Swim Course on the Lazy River

Bike Course

Attached is the Bike Course that will take place in Audubon Park.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Transition Area

Attached is a map of the Transition Area

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Run Course

Attached is the Run Course that will take place thru the zoo grounds.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Photo Gallery 2019
Photographed by Rudy Horvath


Please click on the link to view a photo gallery of pictures taken during the 2018 triathlon event at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA.  Rudy certainly captured the energy and excitement of the event.

They are available till September 20th for download.


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