Splash 'n' Dash 2022

Event Details

Things to know about Splash 'n' Dash!

WHO: Norton Children’s Hospital and you!

WHAT: The 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 in E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Enjoy family friendly activities before and after the race in the "Just for Kids" Zone

Ways to splash, dash, walk or run include:  

1K Course: 9 to 10 a.m. // 10 to 11 a.m. // 11 to Noon

5K Course: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. // 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. // 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Choose your own start time! Just show up! 

Group participants are encouraged to wait for all members of their party to arrive before proceeding to the start line.

*5K Competitive Course/Cross Country Heats: 7:30a.m. // 8am

*The competitive 5k will have a strict start time of 7:30a.m. or 8a.m.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, start times vary based on course

WHERE: E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Start line is by shelter #1

WHY: Splash ‘n’ Dash benefits the lifesaving care available to the more than 185,000 children cared for at  Norton Children’s Hospital, 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  course, 5K course or the 5K competitive dash course, join a team or create a team and start fundraising! 

HOW MUCH: 5K competitive course is $35 for all ages. 5K course & 1K course is $30 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. 5 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 foundations@nortonhealthcare.org

Early bird check-in

Friday, Aug. 5 

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Activities Building

4 to 7:30 p.m.

Skip the line on Saturday and pick-up your T-shirt, bib and giveaways early! 

Day of check-in (Registration)

Saturday, Aug. 6 

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

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. 


E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

Parking is available in front of the activities building at 3000 Freys Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40241 and there will be overflow parking across from the main parking lot. 

"Just for Kids" Zone

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

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

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.