Health

Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank (Half Marathon) and Jennie Stuart Health (5K), is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY.

The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.

Couple this great race layout with Saturday’s Hoptown Harvest Fest and Bourbon celebrations (also held downtown) and you’ll have a fabulous race experience! Proceeds from the race and associated events (Friday Expo) benefit the non-profit partners of the United Way of the Pennyrile.

Half-marathon runner package includes a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it — at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. Race-day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.

 

   

St. Luke Color Run 2019

St. Luke Free Clinic proudly presents the 2019 St. Luke Color Run! The Color Run is a 2.4 mile untimed event that you can experience with friends and family on the Hopkinsville Greenway System. You’re free to run, jog, walk, or cartwheel along the course. At 4 locations along the route, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. The powder is made with cornstarch and is completely safe and environmentally friendly. Proceeds from the Color Run will benefit St. Luke Free Clinic.

 

MB Roland Distillery’s Bourbon Bung 5K, Expo & Concert Event

Join MB Roland Distillery for the Inaugural Health/Fitness/Farmer’s Market/Outdoors Expo – 5K & Free Concert on April 13th, 2019!

Expo is Free to public: 12 pm – 7 pm
5K Run: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Concert is Free to public: 5 pm – 7 pm

Food Trucks, Expo, Farmer’s Market, Concert…Family Friendly.

Registration is now open! Sign up for the 5K (timed & fun) by April 1st to guarantee a swag bag. Click below!

https://www.active.com/pembroke-ky/running/distance-running-races/mb-roland-distillery-s-bourbon-bung-5k-and-fun-run-2019

CASA Super Hero 5K Run/Walk

Every child needs a hero, but an abused child needs a SUPER HERO. Be a HERO, and register today for the CASA Super Hero 5K Run/Walk!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children

7:00 am Registration (Founders Square, Hopkinsville, KY)
8:00 am Run/Walk begins

Route: Greenway System (Rails to Trails)

Register online at:
https://hpr.recdesk.com/Community/Program

Cost: $18.00 (includes shirt, SM – 3XL)

SPONSORS: US BANK AND JERRY’S EXPRESS CARWASH

All proceeds will support the local CASA Program. For more information on this event, contact Virginia Erxleben at 270-887-4024  or  [email protected]
You may also visit the event Facebook pages  https://www.facebook.com/events/2294314830891417/   &  https://www.facebook.com/events/857501067923252/

     

Health Care Program – Recent Changes in Medicaid

The Hopkinsville-Christian County League of Women Voters invites the public to attend an informative program concerning the recent changes to Medicaid. The program will be held Monday, March 4, 2019, from 6:00 –7:00 pm at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Cotthoff Learning Center, located in the lower level of the Doctor’s Pavilion, 320 West 18th St., Hopkinsville, KY.

The presenter for the evening will be Jason Dunn, a policy analyst with the advocacy group Kentucky Voices for Health, headquartered in Louisville, KY. This program is designed to inform the public about the changes taking place due to the Medicaid Waiver, titled “Kentucky Health” which was implemented by Governor Bevin’s administration.

For additional information please contact Anita Simmons, League of Women Voters – Health Care Program Chairman at 270-719-1292 or [email protected] .

Family Health Expo

On Saturday, September 29th from 9AM to 2PM, at The Silo Event Center, we will be hosting the FREE Family Health Expo (formally known as the Western Kentucky Women’s Show).

A little bit of something for everyone of all ages. Provided will be their annual free health screenings, a kids zone sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the man-cave sponsored by Trio Signs, and the health & wellness sponsored by the Christian County Health Department.

Jennie Stuart would like to thank their title and zone sponsors: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Cayce’s Pharmacy, Aesthetic Associates, Christian County Health Department, & Trio Signs.

Christian County Health Department’s 4th Annual 100 Mile Challenge

The Christian County Health Department is hosting its 4th Annual 100 Mile Challenge! Over the last three years, over 2,000 participants have signed up for the Challenge with a goal to walk 100 miles!

This self-motivated initiative encourages Christian County residents to walk towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the goal is to walk 100 miles between September 1st and November 10th. (1.4 miles per day). On Saturday, November 17th, there will be a celebration with food, fun, activities, and giveaways for those who have successfully completed the challenge. Organizations/agencies with the most participation/milage will be recognized!

Registration for the 100 Mile Challenge has begun and will continue until September 7th!