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

Event Details

All you need to know and what to expect at Splash 'n' Dash!


Who: Norton Children’s Hospital and you!

What: The fifth annual Splash ‘n’ Dash 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, Aug. 3, 2019, 5k begins at 9 a.m., 1k begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

Why: Splash ‘n’ Dash benefits the lifesaving care available to the more than 180,000 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 ages 5 to 17. 1k registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 17. Kids ages 4 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt or bib. All registered participants will receive an official Splash ‘n’ Dash t-shirt and a personal fundraising page. Day-of registration fee is an additional $5.

About the course

5k basic details

•  5k wave start times begin at 9 a.m.

•  Staggered start times based on level of fitness

•  Strollers are welcomed on the course

•  Course route is approximate

•  Takes place on multiple terrains (hills with grass, concrete, etc.)

•  Dress to make a splash — you will get wet!

•  Bring your own water bottle and Louisville Pure Tap will fill it up in the "Just for Kids" Zone before the race! 

1k basic details

•  1k wave start times begin at 10 a.m.

•  Bring your family and join us for the 1k kid-friendly course!

•  Water obstacles are designed for children but are fun for all ages!

•  Strollers are welcomed on the course

•  Course route is approximate

•  Takes place on multiple terrains (hills with grass, concrete, etc.)

•  Dress to make a splash — you will get wet!

•  Bring your own water bottle and Louisville Pure Tap will fill it up in the "Just for Kids" Zone before the race! 


Early bird check-in

Friday, Aug. 2

5 to 8 p.m.

Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

•  Beat the lines on Saturday morning! Early bird check-in is not required, however we recommend you stop by to pick up bibs for your entire group, select your wave start times and get your official Splash 'n' Dash t-shirt!

•  If you are unable to attend early bird check-in, you can pick up your items at registration Saturday morning, beginning at 8 a.m.


"Just for Kids" Zone

Before and after the race, attendees can enjoy free family-friendly activities in the "Just for Kids" Zone

•  Inflatables

•  Face painting

•  Rock wall

•  Water slides

•  Tot Zone (activities for ages 4 and under)

•  Music and more!

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Water is free! Bring your own water bottle and Louisville Pure Tap will fill it up.

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.