Oswego County Federal Credit Union is the new Splash and Dash Title Sponsor, said Tri-Oswego Race Director Shane Broadwell.
“Tri-Oswego could not exist without the support of community driven businesses like OCFCU,” he said. “Together, we are committed to making sure that our youth athletes will get the best race experience possible.”
The USAT Sanctioned Splash & Dash is a youth aquathlon consisting of a timed 200-yard indoor swim followed by a 1.6 mile run where youth athletes will run side-by-side with adult triathletes to the event’s finish line in Breitbeck Park.
The Oswego event is part of the USAT Splash & Dash Series, making it one of only 50 events of its kind being held in the United States this year.
“The Oswego County FCU has long been committed to serving the community of Oswego. We are very proud to be the sponsor of the Splash and Dash this year,” said Bill Carhart, chief executive officer of Oswego County Federal Credit Union.
“ As kids nationwide struggle with obesity events like the splash and dash are sorely needed to keep our kids active and healthy,” he said.
“Several races offer youth elements but few, if any, have youth athletes running next to adult athletes and crossing the finish line together at a major event,” said Christopher Jones, Assistant Race Director for Tri-Oswego.
Registration for the Tri-Oswego Splash & Dash is open to children ages 11-15 years old. The $25 registration includes a required One-Day USAT membership, race shirt, finisher’s medal, and cool race swag.
Tri-Oswego Triathlon is in its fourth year and more than 300 athletes from across the country compete yearly. For more information about the race, go to www.tri-oswego.com