The RVA Splash and Dash is a long-standing tradition for families in the Richmond community.  This event features individual races for kids and adults as well as an adult-child relay with all races featuring a slippy-slide finish line!!  The Splash & Dash mission is to provide a safe, fun introduction to multisport.  All LRF events fund our free fitness programs which teach life skills to low-opportunity communities.

What’s Splash & Dash?

Splash & Dash is a USA Triathlon national series that provides a fun, safe introduction to multisport.  Live Red Foundation has been hosting Splash & Dash Races in the Richmond area for over 10 years.  These events help fund free fitness programs which teach core life skills to children in low-opportunity neighborhoods.

The Location

This year’s event will take place at the Harper’s Mill, a beautiful community in Chesterfield.  The event will start and finish at the Harper’s Mill Pool Clubhouse located at 8600 Pullman Ln, Chesterfield, VA 23832.  All participants must park next door at Winterpock Elementary School (9000 Elementary Way Loop).

The Course

The RVA Splash & Dash consists of one distance for both youth and adults so that there is no question who is fastest – parent or child!!  Each participant will complete a 100 yd  swim followed by a 1 mile run on a safe, fun course before crossing the slippy-slide finish line.  Participants will also have the option to race an adult-child relay whereas parents can race with multiple children.  The adult will complete a 50 yd swim and 1/2 mile run before tagging one or multiple children who will complete the same course.  Each child that crosses the line will represent an individual relay team (parents can have multiple teams)!

Race Schedule

Race Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 am- Packet Pick Up & Transition Open
  • 8:00 am – Pre-Race Instructions
  • 8:15 am – Adult & Youth Individual Heats Start
  • 9:15 am – Adult & Youth Relay Start
  • 10:00 am – Awards

Part of The USAT VA-MD Youth Series

This event is part of the new USAT VA-MD Youth Series.  Learn more here >

USAT Sanctioned & Chip Timed

This event is USA Triathlon sanctioned.  Race age is determined by age on 12/31/2024.  All events are chip-timed for precise results.  Learn more about USAT rules at https://www.usatriathlon.org/multisport/rules


  • Registration will open Nov 27 @ 9am
  • Participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and awards to top-3 / age group.
  • Register at least 2 weeks before to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. 
  • All participants must purchase a one-time annual USA Triathlon annual membership BUT kids (under 18 years old) can get this free with promo code “LiveRedyouthRD”
  • If you need financial assistance to register, please contact us at [email protected].
Thru 6/2 6/3 – 6/27 Race Weekend Packet Pick Up
Individual Race $33 $40 $50 $50
Relay Race (per team) $33 $40 $50 $50


Sign up to volunteer to make this event a great experience for every participant.  To volunteer, sign up here >>

RVA Splash & Dash Results & Photos

See photos from each event on the Live Red Foundation Flickr Page








2016Age 5-10 Girls  |  Age 5-10 Boys  |  Age 11-15 Girls  |  Age 11-15 Boys  |  Team Relay

2014: Results

2013: Age 11-19 Results      Age 7-10 Results      Assisted Athlete Results



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