On Saturday, July 16
, Richmonders will once again take to the James River for the 6th Annual James River Splash & Dash
, presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters.
This is one of our favorite annual events at RichmondOutside.com, one we’re proud to sponsor, and this year we’re excited to be able to give away four free entries to the running/tubing/party extravaganza!
We’ll start by giving away two entries on Monday, July 4th and another two on Friday, July 8th. For the first two tickets, all you have to do is send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Splash and Dash. We’ll pick names out of a hat in the evening on July 4th and send our first two winners an email. Then we’ll start the process over again for the next set of two entries. So, come on, send me those emails and let’s get you (hopefully) Splashing and Dashing!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Splash and Dash
, the event, a fundraiser for the James River Association, features a 6k trail run or 1-mile walk on Belle Isle followed by an inner tube race across the James, ending at Historic Tredegar.
Participants should be ready to have fun, get wet, and navigate an uneven trail with obstacles of all kinds, including rocks, roots, and mud. An after party at the finish line includes live music from Downriver, BackTrack and Sturgeon City, beverages from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and food from RVA Street Foodies featuring Richmond’s best food trucks.
Racers age 10-and-above are encouraged to participate. Registration is $50 per person, which includes an event t-shirt and beverage ticket. To register for the event or to learn more about the James River Splash & Dash, visit www.jrsplashanddash.org
by Wednesday, July 13th
I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?