Norton Children's Hospital Splash 'n' Dash Walk/Run

Event Details

Things to know about Splash 'n' Dash!

WHO: Norton Children’s Hospital and you!

WHAT: The seventh annual Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run in support of Norton Children's Hospital! Participants will splash, dash, walk or run on a designated course of their choice with a scenic view along the waterfront. Enjoy family friendly activities before and after the race in the "Just for Kids" Zone

Ways to splash, dash, walk or run include:  

Joining us from a distance? Make a splash or do a dash on a route of your choice!

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, start times vary based on course

WHERE: Louisville Waterfront Park • Big Four Lawn

WHY: Splash ‘n’ Dash benefits the lifesaving care available to the more than 185,000 children cared for at  Norton Children’s facilities, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Participants can designate their funds raised to their area of choice. 

HOW: Register to run/walk on either the 1K splash course, 5K dash course or the 5K competitive dash course, join a team or create a team and start fundraising! 

HOW MUCH: 5K competitive dash course is $30 for all ages. 5K dash course & 1K splash course is $25 for adults, $20 for kids ages 5 to 17 and free for kids ages 4 and under. Registration fees will increase by $5 on race day. Registration for the 5K competitive dash course closes on Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.


Race Day Details

Race start timeframes

Registered participants will receive a link via email to sign-up for their start timeframe of choice. 

Signing up for a start timeframe in advance will expedite the check-in process on race day and give participants a window in which they will start the race. Note: If you registered and have not received the email, be sure to check your spam folder. Still nothing? Email

Early bird check-in

Friday, Aug. 6 

Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

5 to 7:30 p.m.

Skip the line on Saturday and pick-up your T-shirt, bib and giveaways early! Drive through option available in the Red Lot. 

Day of check-in (Registration)

Saturday, Aug. 7 

Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

Registration will open at 7 a.m. on race day. 

We recommend registering online prior to your arrival on race day. Online registration will not close, however, prices will increase by $5 on the day of. 

Once you've registered online, be sure to check your email for instructions on how to sign-up for your race start timeframe. This will allow for expedited check-in upon arrival. 


Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

Parking is available on River Road or any other parking lot along River Road (with the exception of the Red Lot. This lot is closed for event use only). Shuttle service will run from the parking lot located at the corner of River Road and Witherspoon (near Louisville Slugger Field) to the "Just for Kids" Zone from 8 a.m. to Noon. 

"Just for Kids" Zone

Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

8 a.m. to Noon

Before and after the race, participants can enjoy family-friendly activities in the "Just for Kids" Zone. For more information, click here

To view the 2021 Splash 'n' Dash Course Map, click here

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 #SplashNDash5k.