The 2023 family-friendly, dog-friendly Louisville Pure Tap® 5k walk/run takes place on Sept. 9.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. at the pavilion in Shawnee Park, one of Frederick Law Olmstead’s signature Louisville parks. The 5K will be professionally chip-timed, and all participants will receive a commemorative Pure Tap® 5k short-sleeve race shirt.

New this year, 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. Dogs will receive a special bandana to recognize their participation.

After you finish the race, be sure to join us for the after-pawty from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Club K9 Dog Park Bar, 9316 Taylorsville Road. Dogs wearing race swag get their owners in free. All dogs must be fixed with proof of rabies, distemper and bordetella.