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
Event details and schedule
Saturday March 25, 2017
Registration begins at 7:30 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.
Cherokee Park (745 Cochran Hill Rd., 40206)
Participants should meet at the Pavilion at Hogan’s Fountain (signs will direct you to this location).
The race will run along the Cherokee Park scenic loop on Cherokee Park Road.
Parking is available at Hogan's fountain and along part of Cherokee Park Road, but parking is limited, so try to carpool, get dropped off, run in, or take public transportation to the park.
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 under the gazebo at Hogan's Fountain. We will check you in and give you your racing bib on the morning of the race.
Healthcare Classic 5K