Get wet, get spent at "Splash & Dash"
While "Splash & Dash" might describe your hasty exit from a local nightspot last weekend after knocking over a table full of drinks, it's also the combination swim-and-run series held at Tempe Town Lake. Contrary to what you learned in fifth-grade science class, participants are called "aqua-athletes," not "amphibians," and aren't at all slimy. The sixth leg in the "Splash & Dash" series consists of a 750-meter swim capped by a five-kilometer run. The race starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, on the lake's south bank at 80 West Rio Salado Parkway. Feel free to dive in at the last minute since day-of-the-race registration is available for $29. Call 480-226-4729 or see www.redrockco.com/splashinfo.htm. -- Douglas Towne