2023 LandShark Splash n Dash - POSTPONED TO AUGUST 6


Splash & Dash :
: Swim 1/2 Mile, Run 2 Miles in trail
Youth Splash & Dash :
: Distances based on age
Swim :
: Swim 1/2 Mile
Swim :
: Swim 1.2 Miles
Swim :
: Swim 2.4 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
  • Address: 80 High Street
  • City/State/Zip:Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913
  • Country: USA

The 2023 LandShark Splash and Dash:

The 9th Annual LandShark Swim and Splash & Dash is scheduled to take place at Lake Gardner on Saturday, June 10th. In 2023 we've launched our first USAT Youth Splash & Dash series, so rally the kiddos!! Ages 7-15 are eligible to participate!! The event takes place in protected waters just 45 min North of Boston in Amesbury, MA.

Course Information:

Racing Categories:
1/2 Mile Swim, 1.2 Mile Swim, 2.4 Mile Swim
Splash & Dash
1/2 Mile Swim + 2 mile trail run 
Youth Splash and Dash 
100 meter swim + 1KM Run (ages 7-10)
200 meter swim + 2KM Run ( ages 11-15) 

Start Times: (Subject to change/participation dependent) 
08:30AM - Youth Splash & Dash 
9:30AM - Adult Splash & Dash 
09:35AM  - 2.4 Swimmers 
09:45AM - 1.2 Swimmers
10:00AM - 1/2 Mile Swimmers 

Swim Fees:
$40 through 2/28
$50 through 4/30
$55 through 6/9
Race Day: $60
*No shirt option - $ave $5 on your entry fee

Adult Splash & Dash Fees:
$45 through 2/28
$55 through 4/30
$60 through 6/9
Race Day: $65
*No shirt option - $ave $5 on your entry fee

Youth Splash & Dash Fees: *Doesn't include the $10 youth annual membership fee
$25 through 2/28
$35 through 4/30
$40 through 6/9
Race Day: $45

Course Details: All swim distances will be setup as an out and back, which has been received well by athletes! The 1.2 mile swim distance will take you .6 miles out from Lake Gardner Beach to a turnaround buoy about 75 yards from Battis Farm. Endurance swimmers completing the 2.4 mile swim will complete this out and back course, twice. The cutoff time is 2 hours for the 2.4 mile swim. 

Adult Splash & Dash Details: Athletes will begin with a 1/2 mile swim, followed by a 2 mile trail run through the Lake Gardner Trail System.  Shoes are required, as a portion of it is a rooty trail. Transition will be stationed at the Lake Gardner Beach.

Youth Splash & Dash Details: Youth between the ages of 7-15 are eligible to participate in this 2023 USAT Youth sanctioned event. This event is apart of the 2023 youth series. USAT sanctioning is required for this event which requires a $10 annual membership fee in addition to race fees.  More details coming soon. 

Age Compliance for Swim Categories: Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate in either the 1/2 or 1.2 mile swim. No youth under 15 is eligible to participate in the 2.4 mile swim. 

Award Categories 
Top 3 M/F Wetsuit in each swim distance - 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Non-Wetsuit in each swim distance - 1/2, 1.2 and 2.4 mile
Top 3 M/F Adult Splash & Dash 
Finisher Medals for all Youth Splash & Dash participants
No Double Dipping

Event Swag: All athletes registered by 6/1 will receive a cozy custom event t-shirt. All swimmers will receive a custom Zone3 latex swim cap. If you are allergic to latex please bring your own cap. 

Post Event: You will have several packaged food items to choose from. Hot and iced coffee will be available for swimmers. For those of you who are 21+ and would like a cold beer after your swim, that will be available to you. We encourage you to head downtown Amesbury where there are several restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and boutique shops that are worth checking out.
Market Street Bakehouse if you are looking for a coffee, The Morning Buzz Cafe for breakfast, or Crave Brasserie & Wine Bar for lunch! 

Category Rules/Regulations:
No floaties, snorkels, fins or hand paddles are allowed.

Special Details and Information:
There will be plenty of kayakers, paddleboarders, emergency boats in the water for athlete safety.
In the event there is not enough interest in any one of the categories listed above, event organizers reserve the right to change/cancel or modify the category. In this case, refunds and transfers are eligible.

Distance or Category Changes: If you do change your mind about the category or distance you pre-registered for please email [email protected] in advance or notify someone at race day registration. A change fee may apply. 

Weather Policy: Races are held rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend.  In the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration.

Race Refunds & Event Cancellations: We understand life happens and things may come up. We’ve implemented a defer and transfer policy for FREE up to a certain date for all High5EM events. Transfers or deferments made after said date will incur a small fee for administration purposes. See online registration for date eligibility.

Questions/Contact: Email [email protected]  

Other Info:

Previous Results:

2022 Results at: runsignup.com 
2021 Results at: runsignup.com

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