Trifest Splash & Dash event for kids in Northwest Arkansas

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Hey, Northwest Arkansas mamas! We heard about a great event happening on June 23, 2023, that you should check out — especially if your kids love to ride bikes and/or play in the water.

It’s called Trifest Splash & Dash, and the event registration fee helps raise money for research aimed at finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. The event is being hosted by Rampy MS Research Foundation.

What is Splash & Dash?

Kids 4 and under can participate in the STRIDER Bike/Run event. Kids aged 5 to 17 will participate in the Swim/Run event. Age is based on the child’s age on race day.

It’ll be a fun evening full of swimming, biking, running, snow cones, music, and medals!

The Trifest Splash & Dash is an event held in partnership with USA Triathalon. The mission is to provide kids with a safe, fun introduction to multisport.

Where will Splash & Dash happen? 

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center
2000 NE Memorial Park Square
Bentonville, AR US 72712

List of races: 

Strider: Kids aged 2-4 on race day – Bike/Run

  • Ages 2 & 3: 75 Meter Bike/ 75 Meter Run
  • Age 4: 150 Meter Bike/ 75 Meter Run

Splash & Dash: Kids aged 5-17 – Swim/Run

  • Ages 5 & 6: 25m swim/400m run
  • Ages 7-10: 100m swim/1k run
  • Ages 11-15: 200 swim/2k run
  • Ages 16 & 17: 300 swim/3k run

Event schedule: 

Thursday – Bentonville Strider

  • 4:00 – 6:30pm     In-Town Packet Pickup

Friday – Melvin Ford Aquatic Center

  • 4:30 – 5:45pm     Pre-Race Activities Open
  • 5:00pm                 Volunteers Arrive
  • 5:30 – 6:00pm     Out-of-Town Packet Pickup
  • 6:00 – 6:20pm     Strider Bike/Run Race (Ages 2-4)
  • 6:00 – 6:25pm     Splash & Dash Transition Open on Pool Deck
  • 6:25 – 6:30pm     S&D Pre-Race Meeting
  • 6:30pm                 S&D Rolling Start (Oldest to Youngest)
  • 7:15pm                  S&D Awards
  • 7:30pm                 Event End

For more information: For complete details or to register for this event, click HERE to visit the Trifest Splash & Dash website.