Health

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]

 

         

Boxing Expo

Join Hopkinsville Boxing Club for their Boxing Expo! The event will be held on January 30th at the building located beside 2nd Street Park (745 E. 2nd St.) in Hopkinsville.

Admission is $5. A dinner plate is available for $7.

Join the Boxing Club and help support this growing program in our community. For more information, please call Coach Wimpye at 270-987-0102.

Sugar Detox Class at Save More Drugs

Join Save More Drugs for their Sugar Detox Class!

We know that sugar is bad – but did you know that it can affect your mood, your self-esteem, your skin and so much more?

Yes, you probably already knew this. So why is it so hard to let go of our sugar cravings?

What you need is a powerful solution that will help you cut your sugar cravings loose and say good-bye to debilitating decisions.

Time to get more energy and lose the pounds that have been haunting you for so long!

Through my program I will teach you natural ways to get energy and have enough of it throughout the day to do the things you love without feeling burnt out.

It’s time to believe in yourself! Sign up for our class today! RSVP here or in store.

Ready to start your detox?

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.