The first annual Reston Youth Splash and Dash will offer kids between the ages of 6 and 15 an introduction to a triathlon with a combination of swimming and running.
The event, presented by CORE Foundation in cooperation with the Reston Association, will take place on August 26 (Saturday) at 8:30 p.m. in the Lake Audubon Pool.
Organizers indicated the purpose of the event is participation rather than competition. An “aquathlon” combines running and swimming.
Participants will receive a goody bag and medals. Snow cones will be provided by Kona Ice. All proceeds from the event will benefit “Kids Helping Kids,” a program that creates opportunities for low-income youth to participate in triathlons. Participants will determine how to fundraise, whether through a personal fundraising company and by creating a lemonade stand.
Children who are five years old will participate in a 50-meter swim and a 1k run. Participants between the age of 6 and 10 will take part in a 100-meter swim and a 1k run while participants between the age of 11 and 15 will take part in the 200-meter swim and 2k run.
Registration is open online.
Photo via USA Triathlon
Registration for Reston Youth Triathlon Begins Today — Individuals interested in participating in the race on May 13 can register online at 7:30 p.m. today. Last year’s event included swimming in the heated Ridge Heights pool, biking near South Lakes High School and running on Reston Association paths. [Reston Youth Triathlon]
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Photo by Fatimah Waseem
The weather hasn’t been pretty for several days now, though, and it looks like rain will be prevalent again Saturday. We recommend you check the status of any scheduled outdoor activity before heading out.
Here is just a sampling of things to do in the area this weekend:
- Reston Association’s Community Yard Sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been rescheduled for Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1900 Campus Commons Drive. Eighty-five families will be selling a variety of items. In case of rain, call 703-435-6577 that morning to check the event’s status.
- It’s pool season in Reston. The North Shore and Ridge Heights pools are scheduled to open for the season this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
- The Reston Community Players will continue their staging of “Private Lives” this weekend. Performances will be tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., along with a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday. Tickets are $21, or $18 for students with ID and senior citizens. Shows take place at CenterStage at the Reston Community Center (2310 Colts Neck Road).
- The Reston Farmers Market is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Anne Village Center.
- The South Lakes High School “Spirit of Reston” Marching Band will hold a rummage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school (11400 South Lakes Drive). The event is slated to be held on the east side of the school, along Seahawks Drive; however, it will be moved inside if the weather does not cooperate.
- The seventh annual “Be Amyazing!” Reston Youth Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday morning. It consists of a swim at Ridge Heights pool, a bike ride on roads near South Lakes High School and a run on Reston Association paths. Lengths are different for each age group.
- Langston Hughes Middle School (11401 Ridge Heights Road) is presenting “Willy Wonka Jr.” this weekend. The show will be performed tonight at 7 p.m., and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
- The NOVA Tour de Cure fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association is scheduled for Saturday, rain or shine, beginning at Reston Town Center.
- Reston Chorale will present its “A Season to Remember” show, celebrating 50 years of the group, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive). Tickets at the door will be $30. Those 62 and over will be admitted for $25; youth 17 and under will be admitted free, as will active military.
- Events at Reston Town Center this weekend include live music tonight from 6-10 p.m. at Tavern64 (1800 Presidents St.) and from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. tonight and Saturday at Crafthouse (1888 Explorer St., formerly World of Beer); wine tasting at Il Fornaio (11990 Market St.) Saturday from 3-5 p.m.; a Mother’s Day brunch at Mon Ami Gabi (11950 Democracy Drive) Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and more.
- Lake Anne Brew House (11424 Washington Plaza W.) will host a special Mother’s Day “She’s Crafty” women’s beer event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Frying Pan Farm Park (2739 West Ox Road, Herndon) has a free Spring Farm Day planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will included hand-churned ice cream samples, a dairy exhibit, children’s activities and crafts, blacksmithing, and antique equipment demos.
- “Radcliffe Bailey: The Great Dismal Swamp” remains on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market St.) through August.
- Lake Anne is hosting Sunday Yoga on the Plaza each week, at 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Reston Regional Library (11925 Bowman Towne Drive), local historian Jim Lewis will share the story of Japan’s secret plans to attack the U.S. mainland during World War II.
- Kalypso’s (1617 Washington Plaza N.) will have live music tonight, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., from Bushmaster with Gary Brown. DJ Kram will play Top 40 hits Saturday night.
- Vinafera Wine Bar and Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Drive) has live music from 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night. This week they have Hilary Veltri tonight and Jason Masi tomorrow night.
Registration for Reston’s Sprint Triathlon filled in a flash last week. Now, young triathletes will have their chance to do the same.
The seventh annual Reston Youth Triathlon will take place Sunday, May 14, and registration opens the evening of Jan. 18.
A group of preteens founded “Amy’s Amigos” in 2008 to honor their friend Amy Boyle, who was battling brain cancer. The fundraising “Be Amyazing!” triathlon began three years later, following Amy’s death. Proceeds benefit the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.
The founders of Amy’s Amigos and the triathlon, now college students, were honored last year with a Best of Reston Award.
The triathlon is open to kids ages 6 to 15. It consists of a swim at Ridge Heights pool, a bike ride on roads near South Lakes High School and a run on Reston Association paths. Lengths are different for each age group.
The event is coordinated in conjunction with the CORE Foundation.
Photo credit: Joseph Letteri
The event raises money for brain cancer research. It was founded by a group of then-South Lakes High School students in honor of their friend Amy Boyle, who lost her battle with brain cancer when she was 12.
In the first four years, the event raised $47,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, race organizers said.
The triathlon is one of two youth triathlons held in Reston each year. The other, the Reston Kids Triathlon, will be held Aug. 2 and benefits the YMCA and Reston Association youth programming.
Sunday’s triathlon begins at 8 a.m. at Ridge Heights Pool, 11400 Ridge Heights Road.
From there, participants will ride their bicycles on Ridge Heights to South Lakes Drive, to Soapstone, back to Ridge Heights and South Lakes Drive to Seahawk Drive at South Lakes High School.
The running course will be on the Reston Association trails and the track at South Lakes.
Roads will not be closed, but will be partially blocked, so plan accordingly and watch for young athletes.
Young athletes ages 6 to 15 were up early Sunday morning to participate in the fourth annual Be Amyazing Youth Triathlon.
The race started at Ridge Heights Pool, with biking and running portions taking place on the streets and Reston Association paths of South Reston before finishing at South Lakes High School.
The event was founded by South Lakes High School seniors Olivia Wolfe, Hannah Becker and Kacey Hirshfeld in memory of Hunters Woods Elementary School classmate Amy Boyle, who died of brain cancer in 2008. Proceeds from the event go to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation.
For complete race results, visit the AmysAmigos.org.