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Diamond Valley
Splash and Dash

July 1st, 2023
Turner Valley, AB

The Diamond Valley Splash and Dash is a family friendly event for all ages on Canada Day in beautiful Foothill County. Participants will swim in the 25m Dr Lander Outdoor Pool before dashing away for a scenic run on the incredible pathway system known as the Friendship Trail.

The finish line will see an expo showcasing local businesses, artisans and musicians. We hope that you will stay around and celebrate Canada Day in Turner Valley!


June 30th:

Package Pick Up - Tri It Multisport (1703 10th Ave SW, CALGARY) 

10am - 5pm 

July 1st: 

9am - Start

Waves & Race Day times TBD closer to event date



Please note that we will allow ATHLETES ONLY ON POOL DECK AND IN THE WATER.

After completing the swim, athletes will exit pool through gate at west side into transition.  

Adults  (Ages 16+) = 500 m 



Ages 14 - 15  = 400m

Ages 12 - 13 = 300m 

Ages 10 - 11 = 200m

Ages 8 - 9  = 100m

Ages 6 - 7 = 50m

Under 6  = 25m



The run will be along the iconic Friendship trail that connect Turner Valley and Black Diamond. There will be signs and volunteers at all age group turn around points and at the aid station at 2.5K turn around.


Adults  (Ages 16+) = 5km 



Ages 14 - 15  = 3km

Ages 12 - 13 = 2km 

Ages 10 - 11 = 1km

Ages 8 - 9  = 750m

Ages 6 - 7 = 500m

Under 6  = 250m

The Finish Line is located beside the gazebo in Millennium Park.


Why do I have to purchase an Alberta Triathlon Association (ATA) day membership?

All participants 

Being sanctioned by the ATA ensures our participants are covered in the event of an accident along with an outside to ensure the highest safety measures are being made. 

What if I am not a strong swimmer?

We welcome all levels. You can  do any stroke that you like. 

Kids in the kids event may wear lifejackets however, water wings, pool noodles, etc are not permitted.  


Can I walk the run portion? 

Absolutely! You can run, walk or run/walk - unfortunately we do not allow crawling (yeah that is an actual rule in multi-sport events!)

Can I have music on the run?

Due to official multi-sport rules, you may not have any music (with or without headphones) and will be disqualified if you do.  

What do I wear?

The best items to wear are:

  • triathlon suit or triathlon shorts and a triathlon top

  • women/girls - bathing suit and you can slip on shorts over top after the swim

  • men/boys - bathing suit and you can slip on a shirt after the swim

NOTE: you must wear your race bib while on the run. You can either pin it to a t-shirt you put on in transition, or wear a race belt and attach your bib to that.

Visit TRI IT MULTISPORT in Calgary for all your accessory and apparel needs. 

How will my time be recorded?

We will be manually timing athletes. 

Will there be drinks and nutrition along course?
Yes! We will have water and 

Will there be food at the finish line?

Yes! We will have a special treat for each athlete when they cross the finish line! We will have dairy-free and gluten-free options available. 

Are there awards?

All athletes will receive a finisher's medal. We will not be presenting age-group awards however, results will be posted on the website so you can see where you placed within your age group.


Under 6

6 - 7 years

8 - 9 years

10 - 11 years

12 - 13 years

14 - 15 years



16 - 19 years

20 - 29 years

30 - 39 years

40 - 49 years

50 - 59 years

60 - 69 years


Where do I park?

Athletes and spectators: General public parking can be found at the school, fire hall & motel for the athletes & spectators. There will be parking attendants on hand to guide you to the parking areas. Please do not park at The Flare ‘n Derrick as that is reserved for volunteers.

Where are the washrooms?

There are various washrooms available on the day – See map for exact placement of washrooms.
Swimming Pool:  x 4
Ball Diamond: x 2

Where do my friends and family spectate?

Swim: They can view the swim portion at the pool in the bleachers and on the grassy area inside the fence.
Run: They can watch and cheer from the grassy area near the gazebo in Millennium Park (near the finish line). Family and friends may NOT cross the finish line with you.


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The run follows the Friendship Trail.
This pathway is a safe pedestrian pathway. 

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* participants will turn around at 1/2 way of their designated distance. 
Ages 16+ = 2.5km out/2.5km back
Ages 14 - 15 = 1.5km out/1.5km back
Ages 12 - 13 = 1km out/1km back
Ages 10 - 11 = 500m out/500m back
Ages 8 - 9 = 325m out/325m back
Ages 6 - 7 = 250m out/250m back
Under 6 = will NOT be an out and back. They will run straight to the finish line as per map below. 

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What you get:​

  • a professionally managed event by RnR Premier Events 

  • Alberta Triathlon Association safety officials 
  • non-intimidating pool swim

  • a high quality Diamond Valley Splash and Dash tee

    • we cannot guarantee if you register after June 1st

  • a personalized race bib with your name on it

  • a awesome finisher's medal 

  • a Diamond Valley Splash and Dash swim cap

  • a delicious post-race lunch


Ages 16+         500m swim - 5km run

Ages 14 - 15    500m swim - 3km run

Ages 12 - 13    400m swim - 2km run

Ages 10 - 11    200m swim - 1km run

Ages 8 - 9        100m swim - 750m run

Ages 6 - 7          50m swim - 500m run

Under 6              25m swim - 250m run


* age is of December 31st, 2023



Adults (ages 16+):
$75 - early bird - before February 1st
$85 - regular
 - late - after June 1st

Kids of Steel (under 16 years):

$55 - early bird - before February 1st
$65 - regular
$75 - late - after June 1st 

Refund Policy:

We cannot offer any refunds, transfers, medical comps or deferrals/rollovers under any circumstances. Once we receive and accept your entry fee, you will not receive a refund for any reason and you will not be able to defer your entry to another year. By registering you take responsibility that you understand and agree to this statement. 

Alberta Triathlon Membership:

You must purchase either a day membership or hold a valid annual membership in addition to your registration. You must show confirmation of this in order to pickup your race package. 

ATA Day Membership


It takes an entire community

to come together

to put on an incredible event

- and we cannot do it without you!


For questions about volunteering,

please email

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