2020 date TBA

Ascarate Park

Ages 7-10: 100 meter swim – 1K run
Ages 11-15: 200 meter swim – 2.25K run

Sun City Splash & Dash is an exciting swim-run event for kids 7-15 years old! The race will start with a swim portion in Ascarate Pool and then take participants on a run around Ascarate Lake. The entire course is closed for the safety of all participants.  

Following the race, participants and their families are invited to swim and enjoy the morning at the family pool party!  Space is limited, so please register early!

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Online registration is open through 7:30am on June 1 (if space allows).

In-person registration is also available at packet pickup on Friday, May 31 (4-7pm)
at El Paso Children’s Hospital (4845 Alameda).


$25 entry fee includes a moisture-wicking race shirt, finisher medal, post-race snacks and drinks, a morning of fun at the family pool party, and more!  Please note: Each vehicle must pay the $2 entrance fee (cash only!) to Ascarate Park upon arrival. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SATURDAY, 6/1 @ 7:30AM. Late registration will be available at packet pickup and on race morning if space allows.



Date TBA

4pm-7pm      Packet pickup & Late Registration. El Paso Children’s Hospital (4845 Alameda)
Parents may pick up packets for their kids.

Date TBA

7:15am         Ascarate Pool (6900 Delta)
Transition Area opens for body marking and athlete check-in
                      Late registration (if space remains) & Packet Pickup

7:45am         Pre-race meeting & Athlete Lineup

8:00am        Transition Area closes (all participants must be in swim lineup)
                       RACE STARTS!

after race     FAMILY POOL PARTY! 




The Sun City Splash & Dash is USAT-sanctioned; USAT rules apply.
All athletes must be members of USA Triathlon to compete. For youth who are not USAT members, a youth annual membership ($10) may be purchased during registration. 



Create or join a team with friends from your club, camp, neighborhood, church, or school!  Each participant must complete the full event (swim and run), and the largest team will win special recognition and prizes.



If you are a youth between 7-15 years old who needs help paying for the cost of registration, please click here to apply for a scholarship. Whenever possible, we would love to hear from the actual participant instead of the parents.

Athlete scholarship selections will be made on a rolling basis. Scholarship covers the $25 entry fee; athletes will still be responsible for purchasing the USA Triathlon membership.



A participant's age is based on his or her age as of December 31, 2018. The minimum race age for Sun City Splash & Dash is 7; the maximum age is 15. Any participant younger than 7 or older than 15 as of December 31, 2019 is not eligible to participate in the event. USA Triathlon race-age rules apply.



Participants should bring the following items:

  • Swim Suit

  • Goggles

  • Towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Shirt

  • Shorts

  • Running Shoes

  • Socks

For a race day checklist, click here.



All entry fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferable. No exceptions.



What to Expect at Sun City Splash & Dash
Frequently Asked Questions
USA Triathlon KidZone
Aquathlon Basics
Webinar: USA Triathlon Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series (10 minutes)

Sun City Splash & Dash 2019 Sponsors

To learn more about sponsoring a Race El Paso event or having a booth at the Family Pool Party, click here.


Sun City Splash & Dash benefits KCOS, El Paso's public television station.


Sun City Splash & Dash is part of USA Triathlon's

2019  Youth Aquathlon Series!


Check HERE for additional info about other

Splash & Dash in the series.

Sun City Splash & Dash in the News