On Sunday, September 11, Lynchburg residents will once again take to the James River for the James River Splash & Dash. The event, a fundraiser for the James River Association, takes place on Percival’s Island and features a 2-mile trail run followed by an inner tube race across the James River.

Participants should be ready to have fun and get wet. A family friendly after party at Kegney Brothers in downtown Lynchburg will take place after the race.

Racers age 10 and up are welcome to participate.  To compete, register online by Thursday,September 8, at Registration is $25 per person and includes an event t-shirt.


The James River Association is a member-supported nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to serve as a guardian and voice for the James River. Throughout the James River’s 10,000-square mile watershed, the James River Association works through its core programs – Education, Community Conservation, Watershed Restoration, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program – to help people of all ages enjoy, appreciate and protect the beauty and health of the James River for future generations to enjoy.