Splash N Dash

STRIVE SPLASH N DASH Reflections: Carmen Aton

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STRIVE Parent Carmen Aton reflects on her first STRIVE SPLASH N DASH at the Ellen Linson Splash Park in College Park, MD.

Read her story below:

"Running and swimming in the Splash and Dash this year with Strive to Tri was not only fun but it was rejuvenating."  

"I can’t tell you how good it felt to participate in this race. The amount of support and motivation present is amazing. You don’t have to be an amateur bodybuilder or a fitness fanatic to participate. You just have to have the desire to do it.  I would run this race every year, that they have it. I am actively looking into participating in other races because I accomplished this."  

"I believe because I participated in this event, I have the confidence to participate in other run/walks and fun runs.  This has greatly impacted my health goals.  I am so glad that I participated!" 

STRIVE SPLASH N DASH Reflections: Shelly Murphy

Photo Credit:  Marvin Joseph

Photo Credit: Marvin Joseph

"College Park is always my favorite location for STRIVE’S SND. The facilities are well taken care of and the team there is always welcoming. I am in awe as the community continues to come together to support STRIVE.

"Our volunteers showed up and made the race a well-run machine, from set up to break down. District Tri showed up and is a true force to reconcile with. I appreciate everyone’s commitment and it is always good to see familiar faces and catch up. Huge thank you to MGM, PG Parks, YMCA, GOYA, and everyone else that comes together to make this race a huge success. I cannot say enough about the kids who leave it all on the course.

"They inspire me each time and I encourage each of them to continue to live a healthy life. Allow Strive to be that positive force in your life that not only challenges you but supports you to be the best you can be.

"To Yolanda and Tarus Nelson, I cannot say enough wonderful things about you and how important this race is for the community! I saw it in every competitor's face on Saturday, June 16th and every STRIVE Splash N Dash that I have had the privilege to be a part of.

Keep going! Continue to Strive to Tri!" 

STRIVE SPLASH N DASH Reflections: Yolanda Nelson


"The morning begins with the hustle and bustle of setting up for our volunteers and Splash and Dash participants. Volunteers ensure safety in the pool of our beginner swimmers to transition and the run course. The music is motivating and the parents await anxiously to see their children succeed.   

"There is always a nervous energy in the air at the start of each race.  The feelings of the eager athletes on the morning of the Splash and Dash in College Park soon changes to great accomplishment.   This year all youth and adults successfully completed their swim and run course with great success.  It is such an exuberant feeling watching all cross the finish line to acquire their medal and hugs from their families.  Tired from their physical efforts, they feel accomplished and recharged to do it all over again. 

"Many of the adults who completed the Splash and Dash the first time this year, stated at the finish line that they were invigorated to try a marathon and even a SPRINT triathlon.  It was awesome to see the diversity in the ability levels of the adults and children.  From those more experienced who swam the entire 200 meters to those who took breaks by walking and turning over on their backs to kick and help them complete their race. It was amazing to see them perservere and not give up.   

"The children watching the adults first ( before their race) was a critical moment.  It helped to ease their questions about what was required of them and also invigorated them to do even better than the adults- very motivating.   Some had the chance to see their parent complete the race first- they wanted to SPLASH and DASH just like them!   At that moment,  STRIVE's mission of sustaining a lifelong healthy lifestyle is achieved.   

"A BIG THANK YOU to all of the volunteers from District Triathlon, MGM, Prince George County Parks and Recreation Lifeguards and Staff, Countless community Volunteers, Parents,  Strive Staff,  DJ Beauty and the Beatz for creating a wonderful atmosphere for our families to celebrate.  Enough cannot be stated about the timing and organization of the event from start to finish, absolutely impeccable.  We look forward to creating a sustainable season each year and welcome those collective corporate partnership who can help make that happen."  


When STRIVE 2 Tri Grows Up We Want To Be Like John


Recently, we were inspired by the registration of a special STRIVE Splash N Dash participant this year at the Ellen Linson Splash Park in College Park, MD.

An amazing athlete named John (that's the only privileged info I can give you) that is 79 years young will be participating in STRIVE Splash N Dash this year! This just warms our collective hearts at STRIVE and we cannot wait to watch John finish the race and encourage us all to accept the STRIVE 2 Tri Challenge at any age!

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Strive 2 Tri Announces Splash N Dash Adult Relay Race Option June 16th in College Park, MD

Photo courtesy: District Triathlon

Photo courtesy: District Triathlon

Strive 2 Tri announces Adult Relay Races at the June 16th Splash N Dash at the Ellen Linson Splash Park!

This is a monumental addition to an already phenomenal line-up of Splash N Dash events. You can sign up HERE and register today! Slots will go fast!