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Run Wild

Sat June 22, 2024 Louisville, KY 40205 US Directions


5 Mile Run/Walk

$45 8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends June 22, 2024 at 7:30am EDT

Virtual 5 Mile

$45 Registration ends June 21, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Cherokee Park
Louisville, KY US 40205


Participants run five miles through the beautiful trails of Cherokee Park to benefit Second Chances Wildlife Center. Second Chances is a nonprofit that provides Environmental Education programs to the Louisville area community. They also offer wildlife rehabilitation and safe release of injured and orphaned animals. Race proceeds and additional donations go back to saving our local wildlife. This pays for medicines, cleaning supplies, vet visits, formula, food, etc. Thank you for your support. 

Runners receive a custom series medal, race t-shirt and a chance to meet one of the Second Chances Animal Ambassadors! Blackjack the Raccoon, Yeti the Opossum, and Pepperoni the bat are just a few of the non-releasable Educational Animal Ambassadors have lifetime sanctuary at Second Chances. The course is a five miles of single track, wooded trail through the heart of Cherokee Park. Elevation about 460.  Starting and ending near Hogan's Fountain, the course is great for beginners and veteran runners alike. Door prizes and overall awards for top 3 male and female runners.

This year we have a fun little twist. We will have a few hidden plastic skunks along the course. If you find one, you can turn it in for a door prize. One per Person. Of course if your goal is strictly speed, just wave to the animals as you run past them.

Each participant will receive a special entry ticket  to the Columbia outlet store that otherwise is invitation only to shop. 

A water stop will be located at the midway point on the course. In accordance with our environmental friendly stance, this is a cup free race. Please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.  

A photographer will be there to capture the spirit of the morning. Say cheese! 

Plenty of snacks at the end. Second  Chances’ volunteers will be making you some goodies. Stay and socialize for a bit. Door prizes at 9:30. 

**Walkers must maintain a 18 minute mile average to finish before cutoff.**

Packet Pickup: Ken Combs Running Friday 4-6PM and race morning starting at 7:15am. $50 registration the morning of race. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsor, Ken Combs Running Store. Thank you to Bigfoot Timing for supporting us with the best timing in our area! 

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