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Louisville Pure Tap® 5K


The Louisville Pure Tap® 5K will be held at the historic Louisville Water Tower. The race begins and ends at the home of Louisville’s drinking water, following a flat course that runs east and west on River Road. Race participants are invited to bring their dogs to participate. There will be an additional $10 fee to register dogs, with proceeds supporting Friends of Metro Animal Services.

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Norton Sports Health 4-Miler

6:20 p.m.

The Norton Sports Health 4-Miler is a family friendly walk/run at Iroquois Park. Thanks to a partnership between the Parks Alliance of Louisville and the LSC, the four-mile course will take race participants through the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular trail after they cross the finish line. Runners and walkers will be able to see more than 5,000 artistically carved illuminated pumpkins before the event opens to the public.

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Live in Lou Cross Country Classic

8 am

The 23rd 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.

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Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

8 am

The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon  is an experiential destination event that celebrates and promotes 200 years of Louisville and Kentucky distilling history. The course starts and finishes in downtown Louisville and winds through the fall foliage of one of Louisville’s most scenic parks, Cherokee Park. The half marathon features exclusive bourbon experiences and a post-race party that was heralded by Runners’ World magazine as one of the best half marathon after-parties in the country. Walkers may participate but must be able to keep a 15:00 minute per mile pace in the Half Marathon since roads will reopen at this pace.