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2,400 College Runners to Compete in Live in Lou Cross Country Classic at Sawyer State Park

Event on Track to be the Largest College Cross Country Meet in the Country in 2022
Wrap Around Event Features Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High School Races

Louisville, Ky. – Sept. 26, 2022 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 140 colleges and universities from 24 states at the 21st Annual Live in Lou Cross Country Classic on Sat., Oct. 1 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (Sawyer). The Live in Lou Classic is tracking to be the nation’s largest college meet this season, attracting 2,400 athletes representing more than 250 teams from many of the top college cross country programs in the nation.

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Winners Announced for Louisville Pure Tap® 5K

Louisville, Ky. – Sept. 10, 2022 – With nearly 500 registered participants, the annual Louisville Pure Tap® 5K went off this morning under partly cloudy conditions at race start. Race participants started and finished at the Louisville Water Tower Park, home of Louisville’s award-winning drinking water, and followed a course that ran east and west on River Road.

Logan Barrett of Jeffersonville, Ind., won the men’s division in a time of 14:58.94, ahead of second-place finisher Jacob Law of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 15:31.41. Angela Musk of Louisville, Ky. won the women’s division in 18:16.94, beating Sarah Drabot of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 18:23.99.

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Registration Open for Louisville Sports Commission’s Three Fall Running Races

Louisville Pure Tap® 5K Leads Off the Series on Sept. 10

Louisville, Ky. – Aug. 10, 2022 – Registration is open for the Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) three popular fall running races, starting with the Louisville Pure Tap® 5K on Sept. 10, the Norton Sports Health 8K on Oct. 1 and the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on Oct. 8. The three races provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting active lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton Join Louisville Sports Commission Staff

Long-time Staff Member Julie Howell Promoted to Sports Commission’s Chief Revenue Officer

Louisville, Ky. – July 21, 2022 – Nick Kopka and MiKayla Morton have joined the Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) staff, and long-time LSC vice president Julie Howell has been promoted to chief revenue officer. Kopka takes over as director of event operations and Morton as manager of events and programs.

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Women’s Sports Virtual Panel Discussion to Reflect on 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Event Underwritten by PNC Bank, Free to General Public, 11 a.m.-noon EDT June 23 

Louisville, Ky. – June 14, 2022 – On June 23, the 50th anniversary of the day when President Richard Nixon signed Title IX legislation into law, the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host “Breaking Through: 50 Years of Title IX,” a virtual panel discussion with nationally renowned speakers reflecting on the historic legislation’s impact on girls’ and women’s sports in the U.S.

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