Due to COVID-19 this year’s race is still ON but it will be a participation only race (No race finisher times). The race is a time trial start, with 1 racer starting every minute between 6-8pm. Families will have till 11:59pm the night before the race to sign up their kid for a start time. After that, the race director will assign start times to any remaining racers. Racers is asked to come no more than 15minutes before the start of your race time and leave immediately after you finish, get your medal and to go food to limit large groups congregating. All racers will swim 50meters. Racer’s can run either 1 lap (.75miles) or 2laps (1.5miles). We are asking that only 1 family member attends the race with the racer, is wearing a face mask and social distancing anyone that is not a part of their direct family while at the race. Racers will also be asked to have a buff around their neck to easily cover their face when passing another race on the run course. Parents are not allowed on the pool deck with racers but are welcome to run the run course with their child, following the same face covering rules. If a racer or family is unable to follow these rules we ask that you wait to join us in 2021 when these rules are likely not be be in place. 

Thank you for your support and understanding of the rules we have in place to protect all racers and staff, to allow this race to still continue for the kids.


Heather Helzer

Race Director

***SUMMER 2020***


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: The aquathlon (swim/run) will start with a swim in Service High School Pool followed by a run on a mixture of dirt ski trails and pavement. MAP BELOW!


3 Tuesday Nights in the Summer


June 30th, July 14th, & July 28th, 2020

Service High School Pool

Ages 4-17


$25 for 1 race prior to race day

NO in-person registration in 2020!

$65 for the entire series

$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.



5:30-7:30pm the Monday before each race at Menchies *Show your bib for 5oz FREE!!


4:30-6:15pm Bib pick-up and transition is OPEN

5:30-6:30PM START – This is an interval start, after the initial first wave starts, racers will start when lane spots before available. Kids will be in a line on the pool deck and will start in the order they are in line from the time they show up.

  • SEA OTTER’S –  100m Swim – 1.5k Run

Swim: 100m (2laps) in Service High Pool

Run: 1.5k (.75miles) loop running course on pavement and gravel trails (1 lap of the run course)

  • PUFFIN’S – 300m Swim – 3k Run

Swim: 300m (6 laps) in Service High Pool

Run: 2 loops of the 1.5k (1.5miles) course on a variety of pavement and dirt trails.

**Must be able to swim a  500y under 10minutes and a 5k run under 35minutes in order to compete in the Puffins Wave. ** Families will choice which wave is appropriate for their kid.

Age Groups (USAT rules apply, age is determined by age as of 12/31 of this year, not race day age):

Girls Puffins Ages 4-6

BoysPuffins Ages 4-6

Girls Puffins Ages 7-8

Boys Puffins Ages 7-8

Girls Puffins Ages 9-10

Boys Puffins Ages 9-10

Girls Puffins Ages 11-12

BoysPuffins Ages 11-12

Girls Puffins Ages 13-14

BoysPuffins Ages 13-14

GirlsPuffins Ages 15-17

BoysPuffins Ages 15-17

Girls Sea Otters 10 and under

Boys Sea Otters 10 and under

Girls Sea Otters 11-13

BoysSea Otters 11-13

GirlsSea Otters 14-17

BoysSea Otters 14-17

GIVEAWAYS!!! **NEW FOR 2019** Every participant will receive a USA Triathlon Splash n’ Dash Hat! Also, every finisher will receive a medal at the finish line. Additionally, every kid will get a Menchie’s frozen yogart and 2slices of Papa Murphy’s pizza at the finish line, thank you to our sponsors!

PRIZES: There will be 5 raffle prizes after each race for every racer that sticks around for the last racer to finish!

AWARDS: Awards party date TBA! Points will be awarded after each race. Awards will be given to the top point accumulations for the series. Points will be posted online within a few days after each race. Custom Alaska Splash n’ Dash Podium Finisher bath towels will be given to the Top 3 boys/girls in each age group.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – Duties: Registration, bib pick-up, transition area, run course support, and finish line help. After each race there will be raffle prizes for volunteers as well. Also, at the end of the series there will be a GRAND PRIZE for 1 volunteer that will be raffled off. You do not have to be present at the award ceremony to win.


Sign up HERE 

All volunteers will receive a free synthetic long sleeve shirt, access to post race food, and a $10 off 1 future Turnagain Training race. Please email Heather@turnagaintraining.com after the race to request a discount code!

Scholarships are not currently available but we encourage all families pressed on funds to reach out to the race director, Heather Helzer, in regards to volunteering opportunities. By volunteering, discounts will be given to families! Please email Heather.Helzer@turnagaintraining.com to request additional information.