Health

Gloves Up, Guns Down Boxing Night – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Let’s get ready to rumble! The Hopkinsville Boxing Club and Coach Anthony Wimpye is bringing a 12-fight card to Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville on Saturday, October 19, 2019. With teams/clubs from Hopkinsville, Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Nashville, and Georgia (with boxers between 8 years old and professional) will be represented.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. and first bell is 5 p.m. Admission is $12. Kids under 8 years old, as well as military personnel and veterans (with ID), will be admitted free.

Special guest Alton Merkerson, the former coach of Hall of Fame boxer Roy Jones Jr. will be a special guest. The main event of the evening will feature military boxer “Desert Storm.” Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 270-987-0102.

Western Kentucky Smackdown Volleyball Tournament – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

The annual Western Kentucky Smackdown Volleyball Tournament is moving to the Sportsplex! One of the most anticipated events of the year in Western Kentucky, this postseason tuneup features intriguing matchups between some of the top KHSAA teams on this end of the state. In past years, WKY Smackdown is played in four different gyms. This year, it’s all under one roof! Admission is just $7/day or $10 for a weekend pass during the two-day tournament.

Participating teams: Apollo, Christian County, Crittenden County, Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville, Livingston Central, Logan County, Todd County Central, University Heights Academy

Western Kentucky Smackdown Volleyball Tournament – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

The annual Western Kentucky Smackdown Volleyball Tournament is moving to the Sportsplex! One of the most anticipated events of the year in Western Kentucky, this postseason tuneup features intriguing matchups between some of the top KHSAA teams on this end of the state. In past years, WKY Smackdown is played in four different gyms. This year, it’s all under one roof! Admission is just $7/day or $10 for a weekend pass during the two-day tournament.

Participating teams: Apollo, Christian County, Crittenden County, Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville, Livingston Central, Logan County, Todd County Central, University Heights Academy

Groundbreaking: Phase 2 of Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail

Mayor Carter Hendricks and city officials extend an invitation to trail enthusiasts and the general public alike to celebrate a groundbreaking for the second phase of the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail! The event will be held Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 pm at the Pardue Lane Trailhead at 151 Pardue Lane, Hopkinsville.

The keystone feature of the trail expansion is a pedestrian bridge, which once constructed, will be the longest of its kind in the state. The bridge design was essential to the project to ensure the safety of trail-goers traversing one of the busiest intersections in town at Lafayette Road and Country Club Lane. This project will add another 1.7 miles of trail to the existing greenway system, taking it from Pardue Lane to Foston Chapel Road near Eagle Way Bypass.

For additional information about the groundbreaking, please call 270-890-0200.

 

Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K – at Hoptown Harvest Festival

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.

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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.

 

                       

Hoptown Half & 5K Pasta Dinner – at Hopkinsville Sportsplex

Looking for a fun way to carb-load the night before your race? Join us for the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K Pasta Dinner! Get your grub on from 6:30-8:00 pm on Friday, September 27 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

Cost is $10 for registered runners (must show bib as proof), $5 for kids 8-and-under and $12 for everyone else.

The dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, and the choice of water or tea from Four Seasons Catering. We’ll also have a motivational speech from Marathon Runner Stella Christoforou! Seating is limited to the first 200 people, so don’t hesitate to purchase your spot. And remember, all proceeds to go to United Way of the Pennyrile!

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, visit with a slew of running vendors and stick around for the carb-load pasta dinner, all on September 27, 2019 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville. The Expo will run from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, giving runners/walkers the chance to beat the crowd and enjoy some fellowship the night before the Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

33rd Annual Pennyrile Senior Games

Hosted by Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation, the 33rd Annual Pennyrile Senior Games provide a competitive, athletic, recreational and creative experience for regional participants, ages 50 and up. The Games will be held September 16-18, and are being moved this year to Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

The competition is open to any Senior (must be 50 years old by September 17, 2019) from these nine Kentucky counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd and Trigg. To register, call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas Street in Hopkinsville.