The Splash & Dash, which should really be called the “Dash & Splash,” based on the order of events, is a race very unique to our area. The “dash” is a 5K run that starts and finishes adjacent to the Boathouse Paddle Club, and will run throughout the community of WaterColor, primarily on its beautifully-groomed trails. The “splash” is a 2.5K standup paddleboard (SUP) race that will take place on Western Lake, and finish directly underneath the iconic WaterColor bridge. Participants will have the option to participate in the Run ONLY; the SUP Race ONLY; or both the 5K Run + 2.5K Paddle Race. This is truly a unique format with three different categories to choose from - the first race of its kind on 30A!
For the paddle race, participants may bring their own recreational style board (12’ and under) or rent a board from the Boathouse Paddle Club for use during the race (specific directions on how to reserve a board will be provided on the registration page). But to reiterate, if you do bring your own board, it MUST be "recreational style" 12' and under.
Men’s and women’s winners and runner ups for the 5K run, the SUP race, and the run/SUP combo race will receive awards. All registered participants who cross the finish line of their respective race will also receive a finisher's award. And, of course, all registered participants will be receiving the always cool Splash and Dash swag!
The Splash & Dash is a collaborative effort with our good friends at RUN SUP. Be sure to check them out at: https://www.runsup.com/
10% of the gross proceeds from registration for the Splash & Dash will always go to Caring & Sharing of South Walton. This is a fantastic organization that is doing incredible things for our friends and neighbors throughout Walton County who find themselves in need. Just an awesome bunch of folks doing the Lord’s work. For more information on Caring & Sharing, check out their website at: https://caringandsharingsowal.org/