11:00am - 1:00pm Location: The Pointe Address: 1205 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206 Website
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The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5k — that’s not a typo, our “race” is in fact a 0.5k and affectionately known as The Running Event for the Rest of Us — is created for folks who are NOT ready to go the extra mile. In fact, they aren’t even willing to go a mile at all, and actually barely even a quarter mile... but they are willing to have fun and poke fun at themselves, all while raising money for a great cause. This tongue-in-cheek event will not only lampoon the typical 5k, but incorporate an incredible birthday party every step of the way (think cupcakes, balloons, balloon animals!) to celebrate Blessings’ 10th birthday and a decade of feeding kids on the weekends. The race will begin and end with your typical birthday foods and beverages. And at the halfway point, if you’ve burned through all your energy (that's .15 miles in), a cupcake and hydration station will be available for an all important carb reload. There will also be a medical tent... because 546 yards is nothing to take too lightly. All finishers will receive t-shirts, participation ribbons, and ‘pretentious’ oval Euro-style 0.5k stickers, plus promo materials from our all amazing sponsors (that could be you!). There will also be a VIP ticket experience — which gives you the option of hitching a ride to the finish line.