***SUMMER 2022***


Mission: To get more kids to become involved in the sport of triathlon in the state of Alaska by providing inclusive, fun races for kids ages 4-17 from beginners through the competitive level.

Race Description: This a FUN Kid’s only SwimRun race series with 3 Tuesday night races, every other week in the Summer at Service High, focused on encouraging kids to live a physical active lifestyle. The race starts with a swim in Service High School Pool followed by a run on a Randy’s Loop, which is a mixture of dirt ski trails and pavement. SEE MAP BELOW!


3 Tuesday Nights in the Summer


June 28th, July 12th, & July 26th, 2022

Service High School Pool

Ages 3-17

This year there are 3 options!

– Kid’s Splash n’ Dash!

– Kid’s Dash!

– Kid’s Virtual Dash! 

This is a super fun, kids only, SwimRun race series at Service High School. Kids will decide if they want to swim in the shorter “Sea Otters” race or the longer “Puffins” race. The Puffins race is a 50meters, 1 lap (down & back = 1 lap) swim, followed by a transition in the parking lot to a .75mile run on Randy’s Loop, a dirt trail behind the high school. Life jackets are welcome! The Sea Otters will complete a 300yard, 6 lap swim, transitioning in the parking lot to a 2 lap run on Randy’s Loop, 1.5miles total. After the race we will have super fancy finishers medals, and post race snacks for all finishers. NEW THIS YEAR, every kids will receive a race t-shirt, swag bag, and a custom race bib! Shirt sizing is limited to first to sign up, first served. Top 3 Overall Boys/Girls in each age group in the splash n dash series will win a custom race towel at the awards party. We will post series rankings after every race. Awards party, FREE family fun run & root beer social is August 2nd at Ray Stork Park @ 6pm, all are welcome! 

*NEW THIS YEAR* Our Kid’s Dash is for those that just want to run! Our dash will happen at the same location and on the same run course as the Splash n’ Dash, starting runners from a line near the exit to the transition area to allow for all kids to have the same run experience and comparable run times to their friends. Dash racers will have the choice to run 1 or 2 laps, .75miles or 1.5miles. Dash racers will have the same flexibility as Splash n’ Dash racers, welcome to start anytime between 6-7:15pm. We will start the first dash runner at the same time the first Splash n’ Dash racers leaves for the run. Top 3 Overall Boys/Girls in each age group in the dash series will win a swag bag at the awards party. We will post series rankings after every race. Awards party, FREE family fun run & root beer social is August 2nd at Ray Stork Park @ 6pm, all are welcome! 

The virtual race is a 1.5 fun run wherever you’d like to run! You’ll complete the run then return to Runsignup to submit your results on the leaderboard. Racers can participate in the in-person race AND virtual race, if they want. Virtual racers will be mailed the same race swag in-person racers receive. Unfortunately, we are not able to award virtual placings since results are unable to be confirmed but we still welcome you to join our awards party, FREE family fun run & root beer social is August 2nd at Ray Stork Park @ 6pm, all are welcome! 

Sign your child up for 3 events (this could be a mix of virtual & in-person) and you’ll get $10 off at checkout! 


$20 till May 15th for 1 race prior to race day

$25 May 16th till race day

NO in-person registration! Registration closes 12pm race day!

$50 for the entire series if signed up by May 15th

$65 for the entire series after May 16th

$10/1year USA Triathlon License REQUIRED for all participants


Field is limited to 125 kids!!! 


All entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, non-deferrable, no exceptions.



5-7pm Bib pick-up and transition is OPEN. 


6-7PM START – This is a rolling start so families are able to show up and start anytime between 5:30-6:45pm. Pool door will close at 6:45pm. 




SEA OTTER RACE: Great race for a beginner/non-competitive swimmer

SWIM 50meters (1 lap) of the pool


RUN .75mile (1 loop) running course on pavement and gravel trails.



SWIM 300meters (6 lap) of the pool


RUN 1.5miles (2 loops) running course on pavement and gravel trails.


GIVEAWAYS!!! Every participant will receive race swag! Also, every finisher will receive a medal at the finish line along with finish line treats and pizza at the finish line, thank you to our sponsors!

RACE SHIRTS: Every series participant will receive a FREE race t-shirt. These are limited to the first 75 racers to sign up for the series before June 10th. After June 10th, any remaining shirt sizes available are on a first to signup, first served basis.

PRIZES: There will be raffle prizes after each race for those that stay till the end. 

AWARDS: August 2nd @ 6pm @ Ray Stork Pavilion on Clarks Rd. at the top of Rabbit Creek Rd. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – Duties: check-in tent, transition area, run course support, and finish line help. After each race there will be raffle prizes for volunteers as well.


All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, access to post race food, and 1 FREE future Turnagain Training race. Please email Heather@turnagaintraining.com after the race to request a discount code!

Scholarships are available through the NicStrong Foundation. Email Heather@turnagaintraining.com.


SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RACE DAY PHOTOS FROM SUMMER 2021 (all photos can be found on Turnagain Training’s Facebook page photo albums!):