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Kicking Butt 5K Run/Walk

Sat September 14, 2024 Louisville, KY 40245 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

$30 9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after August 22, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Walk

$30 9:02AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Price increases after August 22, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

FREE Kid's Dash

$0 8:40AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 14, 2024 at 8:45am EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$35 Registration ends September 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Run for the Rectums!

-By 2030 colorectal cancer will be the #1 cancer killer in 20–49-year-olds

-rectal cancer is more common in younger patients

-Early age onset colon cancer is on the rise, and we are spreading awareness

-gather your family history of cancer and polyps

-If you are having symptoms please talk to your doctor

-Let's support our survivors 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 at 9:00AM at Waterfront Park in Louisville



  • Scenic paved route at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
  • Commemorative race shirts
  • "Daisy" best dressed dog award 
  • Keynote speaker will be honoring Meredith's memory and addressing early age onset cancer
  • Free Race Photos
  • Chip timing by RaceRise
  • Teams
  • Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Free Kids Dash (1/4 mile)
  • Prizes for our Top Fundraising Teams

PACKET PICKUP   Our packet pickup will be held on Friday, September 13th from 11am-7pm in front of our office.

 Prevention Project (Address: 1640 Lyndon Farm Ct #108, Louisville, KY 40223). Foundation For A healthy Kentucky Building 

We will also have race morning packet pickup from 7:15-8:45am at Waterfront Park.


  • 7:15AM  Packet Pickup Opens
  • 8:00AM  Healthy Village Opens
  • 8:40AM  Kids 1/4 Mile Dash (Ages 9 and under)
  • 8:50AM  Prerace Program
  • 9:00AM  Kicking Butt 5K Race Start
  • 9:02AM  1 Mile Fun Walk starts
  • 10:00AM  5K & Fundraising Awards Ceremony

PRICING (5K & 1 Miler):   $30 

KID'S DASH   We'll have a FREE Kid's Dash (1/4 mile distance) at 8:40am.  All kids will receive a participation medal but there will be no timing or awards for the Kid's Dash.  Kid's can join their parents in the 1 Mile fun walk or 5K but they will not receive a bib, shirt or be chip timed.

DAISY AWARD:   This is a best dressed dog award in honor of Meredith Potthast. 

5K RACE AWARDS   Top 3 M/F Overall and Top 3 M/F in the following age groups: 0-12, 13-19,  20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+






Waterfront Park at the Big Four Bridge
129 East River Road
Louisville, KY US 40245

Race Contact Info

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Our route configuration is a long rectangle on the grounds of Waterfront Park.  100% of the route is on concrete/paved surfaces.  There are 3 water stops along the 3.1 mile route.  Our start/finish is at the same location near the Big Four Bridge (along the Ohio River).  A lead bike escort will lead runners around the course and turns will be marked with arrow yard signs.

2022 Race Photos

Special thanks to Ruby Cline-Eaton (A Runner's Mom & More Photography) for capturing our 2022 race in photos.  Enjoy!

More 2022 Race Photos ---- Thanks Donna Collins Photography!

Use PIN 0924 if it asks for one in order to download photos.  All are free to download, share and enjoy!


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