Winners announced for Louisville Pure Tap® 5K
Louisville, Ky. – Sept. 9, 2023 – With more than 300 registered participants, the annual Louisville Pure Tap® 5K went off this morning under cool, partly cloudy conditions at race start. Race participants followed a course that took them through Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Shawnee and Chickasaw Parks.
Kyle Bowling of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 16:51.02, ahead of second-place finisher Ethan Ennis, who clocked a time of 18:16.35. Megan Cole of Versailles, Ind., won the women’s division in 19:17.49, beating Maria Galvin of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 19:50.25. Sarah Brian won the non-binary division.
The top finishers in the 2023 Louisville Pure Tap® 5K:
- First Place: Kyle Bowling of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 16:51.02
- Second Place: Ethan Ennis with a time of 18:16.35
- Third Place: Larremy Gray of Cincinnati, Ohio, with a time of 18:39.97
- First Place: Megan Cole of Versailles, Ind., with a time of 19:17.49
- Second Place: Maria Galvin of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 19:50.25
- Third Place: Kat Percy of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 19:59.84
Complete race results can be found by clicking HERE.
New this year, race participants were invited to bring their dogs to join them. Proceeds from all dog registrations were donated to Friends of Metro Animal Services. Lucy, a Labradoodle, was the first dog to cross the finish line and received a gift basket courtesy of Feeders Supply.
Contributing sponsors of the 2023 Louisville Pure Tap® 5K are Louisville Water Company, Baptist Health Sports Medicine, Alpha Media / B96, Friends of Metro Animal Services, Powerade and Fleet Feet Louisville.
Race support was provided by Louisville Water Company and Baptist Health Sports Medicine.
The Louisville Pure Tap® 5k is the first race of the Louisville Sports Commission’s series of three fall running races that provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers. Following the Louisville Pure Tap® 5k is the Norton Sports Health 4-Miler, set to take place on Oct. 2 at Iroquois Park with a course that includes a preview of the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. The series concludes with the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 14.