This Saturday Richmonders will once again take to the James River for the 7th Annual James River Splash & Dash
, presented by Swedish Match and sponsored by Riverside Outfitters. The event, a fundraiser for the James River Association
, features a one-of-a-kind 6k trail run or 1 mile walk on Belle Isle followed by an inner tube race across the James ending with a party 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 performances by The Hot Seats and other local bands, beverages from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
, and local food trucks.
Racers age 10 and up are encouraged to participate. Registration is $50 per person, which includes an event t-shirt and beverage ticket. Team Registration is $250 for up to 10 participants.
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?