What is the Healthcare Classic 5K?
The Healthcare Classic 5K Run/Walk was created in 1989 by University of Louisville medical students to promote physical fitness among classmates, healthcare professionals, and citizens of the community. More importantly, all proceeds from this event benefit the Healing Place, which is an indespensible addiction recovery program in Louisville.
What is the Healing Place?
The Healing Place is a highly successful residential addiction recovery program in Louisville, KY. The mission of the Healing Place is “to reach the homeless, offer recovery for the addicted, and help restore productive lives.” All of the Healing Place’s services are free of charge to clients. Because of this reality, the Healing Place relies on donors like you!
The Healing Place phone: 502-585-4848
Why should I run/walk in the Healthcare Classic?
1. It’s for a wonderful cause! You’re helping people in need by running or walking.
2. It’s a nice and short 5K (3.1 miles) route along a scenic course. Water will be available at the 1.5 mile mark.
3. Snacks, refreshments, music!
4. T-shirts for registered runners and walkers
5. Awards and prizes for the top 3 overall male, female, and youth finishers, as well as top 3 funkiest socks!
6. Prizes for all Kids Fun Run participants!
TO DONATE TO THE HEALING PLACE: https://www.thehealingplace.org/donate/
Event details and schedule
Saturday April 13, 2019
Registration/Check-in is day before (Friday, Apr. 12th) at Fleet Feet (117 Breckenridge Lane): 12-6pm
Kids Fun Run (10 and under): 8:30 am
Race/Walk begins at 9:00 am
After all racers have finished running, we will have a testimonial by a resident of the Healing Place and we will give out prizes for the top three finishers in adult men, adult women, and youth age groups as well as top 3 funkiest socks!
There will also be prizes for every kids fun run participant!
The Parklands – Beckley Creek Park (next to Egg lawn - Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245)
Participants should meet at The Gheens Foundation Lodge next to Egg lawn aka Marshall Playground & Sprayground (signs will direct you to this location for registration).
The race will run along the scenic Beckley Creek Parkway.
Parking is available at Egglawn (aka Marshall Playground & Sprayground) and will be directed by members of The Healing Place. Extra parking is available. Entrance to the park and parking will be via South Beckley Station Rd.
What to wear:
Wear comfortable running clothes and bring layers if it is still chilly. Make sure to wear comfortable running shoes.
Be sure to find the registration table at the gazebo next to Gheens Foundation Lodge. We will check you in and give you your racing bib on the morning of the race.
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Trouble Signing Up?
firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a paper copy of the form and waiver
The Healing Place