What is Splash for a Cure?

A 5K Race and Pool Party all taking place at ACAC. Come run, come to the pool, or do both! Runners will start and finish the race at ACAC and get into the waterpark with their registration. (Please note: Runners will not be receiving an extra waterpark ticket.)

Not a runner? You may also purchase waterpark ONLY tickets, which gives you access to all the fun, food, and to the pool until 12 pm.

There will be food, games, a bounce house, raffle prizes, silent auction, children’s activities, and music.

We hope to see you there!


Saturday, August 25, 2018

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

ACAC Adventure Central

200 Four Seasons Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22901

We are thrilled to be hosting our 10th annual Splash for a Cure to further our mission in providing comfort and support to families who have been impacted by children’s cancer.

Splash for a Cure has been an end-of-summer community event in Charlottesville since 2009, when Mayank and Sejal Gala hosted the first Splash for a Cure in honor of their son Ishan, who lost his courageous battle with neuroblastoma in 2008, at the age of two. In addition to the traditional pool party and games, we are excited to be including our 4th annual 5K race to the event.

The Ishan Gala Foundation is focused on meeting the social and emotional needs of families who have been thrown into the trenches of fighting children’s cancer, the number one disease killer among kids. Families often experience isolation and financial strain while they are experiencing their worst nightmare that can last anywhere from 1-2 years during treatment. Even after treatment, children require constant check-ups due to high relapse rate in many cancers and they often suffer from side effects due to toxicity of treatments currently available. We are always present in the lives of our families to improve their quality of life as a family unit and individually.


Waterpark Admission

$15.00/Adult (13 & older)

$10.00/Youth (ages 3-12)

Ages 2 and under FREE

Family Package – $45.00 includes waterpark entry for 2 adults and 2 youth

Purchase Tickets (Available NOW!)

Race Registration:

Early Registration

Before June 30th

$30.00/adult (13 & older)

$20.00/youth (Ages 3-12)

Regular Registration

July 1st – August 18th

$40.00/adult (13 and older)

$30.00/ youth (Ages 3-12)

Race Day Registration

If you do not make the deadline to register online, you may still register in person during packet pick-up day (8/24) or on race day, August 25th from 7:00-7:45am.

$50.00/adult (13 and older)

$40.00/youth (Ages 3-12)

*Not Guaranteed a race shirt after August 8th

*Race registration includes entrance to the waterpark for the runner only

*All sales and donations are final, and the race happens rain or shine. The race may be postponed in the case of severe weather.

Online Registration (Open NOW!)

Registration available Friday 8/24 from 5-8pm at Three Notch’d Brewing (Located in IX Park)


Onsite from 7:00-7:45AM

Late Registration: $50

Volunteering at Splash:

We can’t do this event without your help! Register to volunteer today – there’s something for everyone!

  • Race Volunteers

    • Direct runners, help with traffic control, man a water station, and more!
  • Waterpark Volunteers

    • Welcome guests, help with games, entertainment, food, and more!
  • General Volunteer

    • Don’t have a preference? Want to get involved before the event? Sign up as a general volunteer and we’ll put you where we need you!
  • Set-up

    • Help us with all of the set-up for the race and waterpark areas! There is a lot of things to do the morning of, so setting up is a important job!

Volunteer Registration






Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for Splash for a Cure? Learn more by clicking the button below!

Sponsorship Application

SFAC5K Raffle and Silent Auction Donor’s: