Event Basics

All you need to know about what to expect on event day!

Who: Norton Children’s Hospital and you!
What: The 3rd Annual Splash ‘n’ Dash 5k Walk/Run. Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k course or a kid-friendly 1k course filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones.
When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9 a.m.
Where: Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn
Why: The Splash ‘n’ Dash 5k benefits the life-saving care available to the more than 170,000 children cared for at Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s facilities, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
How: Register to run/walk, join a team or create a team. 5k registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 17 and below. 1k registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children 17 and below.  All registered participants will receive an official 2017 Splash ‘n’ Dash t-shirt and a personal fundraising page. *Day of registration pricing will increase.

Online registration will close at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. 
Day of registration will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5. 
*Day of pricing will increase


About the Course

1K Basic Details

  • Bring your family and join us for the 1k kid-friendly course!
  • Water obstacles designed for families and children, but are fun for all ages!
  • Dress to make a splash—you will get wet!

5K Basic Details

  • Waved start times based on level of fitness
  • Strollers are welcomed on the course
  • Dress to make a splash—you will get wet!

Packet Pick-up

  • Participant packets may be picked up during packet pick-up on Friday, Aug. 4 at Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn.
  • If you are unable to attend packet pick-up, you may pick up your packet at registration on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 8 a.m.

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 


“Just for Kids” Zone

  After the race, attendees can enjoy family-friendly activities in the "Just for Kids" Zone all free of charge:

  • Water slides
  • Water balloon toss
  • Rock Wall
  • Face painting
  • DJ
  • And more!

Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Social Media

Join our Facebook page for updates and sneak peeks of behind the scenes. On event day, be sure to post your own photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram tagged with the #splashndash.