5K

4th Annual Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The 4th Annual Hoptown Half Marathon and 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022 (note new later fall date for 2022).  The CERTIFIED course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential area, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on our popular new Greenway/Rail Trail.  The Half Marathon course also includes the unique quarter-mile new Rail Trail Bridge, the longest non-water bridge span in Kentucky.  Half marathon and 5K runner packages include a unique 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.  Race starting line is at 706 S. Main Street in front of the Municipal Building in downtown Hopkinsville.  Race day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/HOPKINSVILLE/HoptownHalf for additional information or signup for the race.

Grace & Mercy 5K – Fun Run

You won’t want to miss the 1st Annual Grace & Mercy Victory Run 5K! This is a fun run race through Hopkinsville, KY scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2022.
This fun run race set on Easter weekend is a fundraiser to benefit the Grace & Mercy Non Profit Foundation. The Leadership Hopkinsville – Christian County Class of 2021-22 are hosting this fundraiser to raise money to help renovate the Grace & Mercy house back patio in order to provide a more inviting place for the women to spend time with their loved ones.
This 5K course begins in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville by the Hopkinsville Library and runs on the new Greenway / Rail Trail. In this race we encourage runners of all levels to join in on the fun and help us support this amazing cause!
MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON!
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Ways to support the cause:
Sign up for the 5K Fun Run! – You are welcome to run or walk this race. This is a time to come together to a support this incredible non profit foundation.
Donations – We welcome any and all donations to help support this mission.
Sponsorship – We need business or individual sponsorships to help make this event successful. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Raegan Garnett – [email protected]

19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot Virtual 5K

Typically billed as Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering, the 19th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K is going virtual in 2020.
In light of the pandemic and statewide recommendations regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the popular fun run/walk will not officially be held, as it traditionally is, on Thanksgiving Day. In recent years, the Turkey Trot has drawn well over 1,000 people downtown.
By going virtual this year, the Trot will still allow participants to register and purchase an official Turkey Trot shirt, but the non-competitive, non-timed event will be completed on the respective terms of all involved. Virtual races allow runners/walkers to complete the 5K (3.1 miles) at any location, at any time.
Whether a jog on the home or gym treadmill, brisk walk on the neighborhood sidewalks or even a regular family outing on Thanksgiving morning on the Rail Trail, the Virtual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot will allow Trotters to complete the 5K in a safe fashion, and at their own pace.
No matter how participants enjoy the Trot, the use of masks and social distancing is heavily recommended.
“It’s becoming a common theme in 2020 for our popular local events to take on a slightly different look, so we are pleased to be able to offer a virtual version of the Turkey Trot this year,” said Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. “We hope families and friends will still find safe ways to get together and stay fit this Thanksgiving, using the Trot to as a way to remain active while having an enjoyable time.”
Instead of the traditional Turkey Trot course, participants who wish to complete the run/walk downtown may use a Parks & Recreation-approved route. Visit https://tinyurl.com/2020TurkeyTrotVirtual to access a provided map. For safety purposes, this specific route is 100 percent on the Hopkinsville Greenway System Rail Trail. However, as a reminder, no Parks and Recreation officials will be overseeing the event this year.
Participants must register, using HoptownRec.com, to purchase the long-sleeve Turkey Trot shirt, which will be limited in supply. The shirt purchase deadline is noon on Monday, Nov. 16. Anticipated pick-up date for the shirts is Monday, Nov. 23.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot joins forces with the Christmas 5K Light Run (Clarksville) and Ugly Sweater Run (Fort Campbell) again this year in the Second Annual Tri-Cities Holiday Series, encouraging people from around the region to stay fit.
For more information on, or to sponsor the Hopkinsville Turkey Trot, call 270-887-4290 or check out details and updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K is BACK! Once again sponsored, respectively, by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health, the 2nd Annual Hoptown Half & 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, Kentucky, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

The course starts in downtown Hoptown, shows off beautiful residential areas, winds through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown, via our popular Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail.

Half marathon and 5K runner packages include 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 — this fall. Last year’s inaugural race drew 632 participants from 16 different states.

A portion of the race proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Challenge House, while honoring the memory of late Hopkinsville Mayor Wally Bryan. A one-mile “Wally’s Walkers” division will also be available for $25 per participant. View all registration options at HoptownHalf.com.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville. A pre-race expo (including advance packet pick-up) will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville.

For more information, visit HoptownHalf.com or call 270-887-4290.

Hoptown Half & 5K Expo

Come pick up your race packet (including your official race bib), race shirt, and visit with a slew of running vendors, all on September 18, 2020, 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 Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. We look forward to seeing you there!

CASA Super Hero 5K Run/Walk

Every child needs a hero, but an abused child needs a SUPERHERO. 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

Cost: $18 (shirt included)
Route: Greenway System (Rails to Trails)

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

All proceeds will support the local CASA Program. For more information on this event, contact Virginia Erxleben at 270-498-6609  or  Chris Dudley at 270-887-7153  or email  [email protected]

 

         

1st Annual Oak Grove Turkey Trot 5k Parkrun

Join us on the biggest running and walking day in the entire United States! Many other Turkey Trots in the area will have a $ FEE At Oak Grove parkrun our 5Ks are ALWAYS FREE! Register in 60 seconds online at parkrun.us/oakgrove, print your barcode off and join us at 0900 for a nice relaxing walk, jog, run or stroll! Everyone welcome! Bring your kiddos! Puppies too but they must be on a leash!

18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Hoptown’s largest holiday social gathering is back on the calendar! Join us downtown on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28) for the 18th Annual Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K. This untimed fun run/walk has become a much-anticipated tradition each year, so make plans to enjoy the race before you stuff your face and #WobbleTilYouGobble!

As always, the run/walk is FREE. This year, though, we are adding some exciting options! The Hopkinsville Turkey Trot 5K will be the first leg of a tri-fun run series with Clarksville 5K Light Run and Fort Campbell Ugly Sweater Run, so you’ll be able to purchase an optional race shirt and finisher medal for $25! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail.

However you decide to participate, PLEASE register in advance https://tinyurl.com/HoptownTurkeyTrot. Shirts and medals will be limited, so sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 19 to guarantee yours. Strollers and dogs are welcome. For more information, call Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.

 

2nd Annual Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

The 2nd Annual Officer Phillip Meacham Memorial Run/Walk will be held at the Christian County Justice Center on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Registration starts at 7:30 am, with the 10K kicking off at 8:15 am and 5K kicking off at 8:30 am.

Registration fees are $25/person for the 5K, or $35/person for the 10K. All registration fees include a T-Shirt.

These events are a day where the community and family can come out and walk or run together, while supporting a good cause and having fun. Note: Stroller and pet friendly event; all dogs must be on a leash and please clean up after your pet.

For more information, please call or email Toby Hudson at 270-887-4291 or [email protected]

Halloween 5K at Oak Grove Parkrun

We are hosting a Halloween parkrun where we are encouraging runners to attend dressed up in their favorite costume, although of course this is not obligatory. Do bear in mind that any costumes worn must be safe for runners and for other park users and that parkrun is always a family friendly event. Besides the Halloween theme and the additional attendees, the 5k run will be a parkrun event like any other.

Registration and participation in parkrun is always FREE!