BBQ on the River Big Bad Wolf 5k & 1 Mile Lil' Piggy Run

Sat September 23, 2023 Paducah, KY 42001 US Directions


5K Run/Fitness Walk

8:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT

1 Mile Youth Run

9:15AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT

Race Shirt


555 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY US 42001


Since 1995, this 5K Run and Fitness Walk has been a part of Paducah’s Barbecue on the River weekend. This race is regionally renowned for its legendary pig trophies, great t-shirts, and a flat course that you can run or walk your personal best time. This years race, sponsored by Baptist Health, brings back the popular corporate team challenge, where the team with the highest average pace gets the coveted traveling trophy, and bragging rights for the year. Don’t forget to bring the kids for the 1 mile youth run! This is a professionally timed event.

  • Shirts will be guaranteed for those registered by 9/1. Just added:  Woman's Cut Options. These sizes do not run big; they tend to be athletic in their fit.

The race course for the 5K and the 1 mile youth run begins in downtown Paducah at the Paducah Bank main branch, located at 555 Jefferson Street.

Race Day Events

Day of Race events are held at Paducah Bank, 555 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001

All times Central Daylight Time

06:30  Day of Race registration - 5k - $40;  1-mile Youth run - $15.

07:30  Day of Race registration ENDS.

08:00  Start of 5k across from Paducah Bank. 

08:50  5K Awards

09:15 Start of 1-mile Youth run

09:45  Presentation of 1 mile Awards


5K Awards:

***PRIZE MONEY*** Sponsored by The Seva Distance Project.

$100 prize for 1st place/overall male and female.

$50 for 2nd place/overall male and female.


Special trophies for top 3 males, top 3 females, top Masters (40+) male and female, and top Grand Masters(50+) male and female. (See picture for previous special awards)

Age groups awards- Male/Female

24/under, 25-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 +

Youth 1 Mile Awards:

Medals given to all finishers. Award given to overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male & Female winners. 1st Place award given to male and female in each individual age group: 6 and under, 7 - 8, 9 - 10, and 11 - 12. 

Packet Pick up

You will have 2 options for packet pick up.

On Friday 9/22 from 3:30pm-6:30pm, Etcetera Coffee House 320 N 6th Street. 

You can also wait until race day and pick up your packet starting at 6:30 am. 

Corporate Teams

Any corporation, profit or non-profit, may participate.
Both full-time & part-time employees may participate.
3 employees are required per team. All 3 participants must be employed by the same employer.
Multiple teams per employer are allowed and encouraged to register. The fastest 3 will be team 1 and next 3 will be team 2, etc.

A team award will be awarded to the top team.  


Race Sponsor

Community Health Partner

Awards Sponsor


5k Course Map

Course Map:


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1 Mile Youth Run Map

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