Splash ’n’ Dash is set for Aug. 5 — Are you ready?

Parking, course layout and event details you’ve been waiting for

The Norton Children’s Hospital Splash ’n’ Dash 5K Run/Walk is just days away at a new location and featuring 13 splash zones along the course. Here’s what you need to know as you head out to Splash ’n’ Dash on Saturday, Aug. 5:


Free parking is available in the lots at North Floyd and North Preston streets, as well as Brook and Washington streets. Additional parking is available along River Road and Adams Street with free trolley service to and from the event. Plan to arrive early. The first wave of runners will hit the pavement at 9 a.m. Need a visual on where to park? Here’s a map.

Still time to register

A family-friendly way to support Norton Children’s. Splash, run and walk your way through the course.


With our new location at the Big Four Lawn at Louisville Waterfront Park, the 5k course will stretch from Louisville Slugger Field to Adams Street and include 13 splash zones/water stations. The 1k course is just as scenic, covering all of the Big Four Lawn and featuring seven splash zones/water stations. See the course for yourself here.

Runners start in waves

Each participant is assigned a wave start time. You can select your wave when you check in or at packet pick-up on Friday, Aug. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Big Four Lawn. The waves are scheduled every 10 to 20 minutes to avoid bottlenecks.

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“Just for Kids” Fun Zone

Plan plenty of time for kids’ activities throughout the day, including the “Just for Kids” Fun Zone, which opens at 8 a.m.

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What should I wear?

Temperatures this weekend are expected to be cooler than usual, and remember, you will get wet! Dress accordingly. Wear clothing made from moisture-wicking fabric. Cotton may not be the best bet because it retains moisture, which can lead to chafing or cause kids, especially, to get chilly in the cooler temps.

Consider bringing a change of shoes and socks for after the run, as well as a sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt in case you get chilly. And don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses.

Strollers are welcome along the 1K course.

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