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.
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!
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:
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]
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.
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]
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!
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.
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!
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!