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Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

7 - 9 p.m.

Join us on Aug. 22, 2022, at the Galt House Hotel when we celebrate the 2022 class of the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Comprising the 45th KSHOF class are: Mitch Barnhart, nationally renowned athletics director at the University of Kentucky (UK) since 2002; Michael Bush, football star at Louisville Male High School, the University of Louisville and in the NFL in the early 2000s; Sue Feamster, former UK athletic administrator and trail blazer for girls’ and women’s participation in athletic competition starting in the late 1960s; and Dallas Thornton, basketball star at Male, Kentucky Wesleyan and the Harlem Globetrotters in the 60s, 70s and 80s. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Julie Howell at (502) 587-6742.

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Louisville Pure Tap® 5K


Presented by the Louisville Water Company, the Louisville Pure Tap® 5k is a family-friendly run/walk that begins and ends at the home of Louisville’s drinking water, Louisville Water Tower Park following a course that runs east and west on River Road.

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Louisville Golf Classic

2 p.m.

The Louisville Golf Classic is a yearly local golf scramble event. In 2021, the event raised funds for The First Tee of Louisville & Louisville Sports Commission’s Playing it Forward, for their support of local youth in marginalized neighborhoods. Louisville Golf Classic partners with Mike Thomas, PGA Professional and father of former World # 1 & Louisville native, Justin Thomas to raise funds for these local organizations.

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USA BMX Derby City Nationals

9/2 - 9/4
Varies by day

The USA BMX Derby City Nationals has been held in Louisville since the 1980s. Competitors in this year’s event will include Olympic athletes, professional BMX racers from all over the world and the U.S.’s fastest amateur riders.

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Live in Lou Cross Country Classic

8 am

The 21st Annual Live in Lou Cross Country Classic will be contested at E.P “Tom” Sawyer State Park, the site of multiple NAIA National Championships, BIG EAST Conference Championships, NCAA Division I, DII and DIII and the 2017 ACC Cross Country Championships.