How long is the race?
The Louisville Pure Tap® is a 5k.

What time does the race start?
The race begins at 8:30 a.m. EST.

How do I register?
You can register online at our secure site starting Jan. 1, 2024. Click on the Registration tab on the homepage and follow the directions. Remember – there are no refunds or deferrals to future years.

Is there a capacity limit (cap) on the race?
Yes. The race is limited to the first 550 to register.

May walkers participate?
Yes, walkers may participate.

Where are the Start and Finish Lines?
The start and finish lines for the Louisville Pure Tap® 5k are at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

What time does the Finish Line close?
The Finish Line closes at 9:45 a.m.

Are headphones, ipods or MP3 players permitted?
You may wear your headphones, ipods or MP3 players; however, we ask that you keep the volume at a reasonable level for your own safety and out of courtesy for fellow participants.

You should still be able to hear participants and volunteers in proximity to you.

Do I need to return the chip?
No. We are using disposable chips that DO NOT need to be turned in after the race.

How do I register my dog?
You can add your dog during the registration process. There is an additional $10 fee that goes to Friends of Metro Animal Services. You will be asked to sign a waiver for your dog at packet pickup or on race morning stating your dog’s vaccinations are current. Dogs are required to be on a leash.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes. Strollers are allowed. However, you will be asked to start at the back of the chute for the safety of the other participants.

What is the temperature that time of year?
According to weather.com, the average high is 82 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where should I park?
Weather permitting, you can park at the Louisville Water Tower Park on the lawn next to the start and finish lines. Parking attendants will direct you where to go. Otherwise, you can park at Kingfish on River Road, or east of the Water Tower at Cox’s Park and Thurman Hutchins Park. You also can park at the old River Road Country Club on Zorn Ave.

Will there be in-race hydration?
Yes. There will be one water station along the course route, located at the eastern entrance to Thurman Hutchins Park. Participants may also bring their own water bottles to minimize the need to stop at on-course hydration stations.

What will I receive for participating?
ALL participants will receive a short-sleeve Louisville Pure Tap® 5k race tri-blend shirt. The first dog to cross the finish line will receive an award basket.

Participants will also receive Pure Tap® water, Powerade, bananas and trail mix.

What is the 5k route?
The course information can be found by clicking the “Course” tab at the top navigation.

When is the last day to register?
The last day to register online is Sept. 6, 2024, or when race hits its capacity of 550. You also can register at packet pick-up and on race day for $30.  You will need to pay with cash or credit card.

Where do I get my race packet?
Packet pickup will be on Fri., Sept. 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park. You can also pick up your packet race day at the Water Tower beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes. But they will need a copy of your registration confirmation number, which you will receive upon registration, or a photocopy of your ID.

What types of wheelchairs are allowed?
Push-rims are the only style of wheelchair allowed. The top male/female wheelchairs will be recognized.

Are there bathrooms on the course?
No. Bathrooms will not be on the course, but there will be porta-pots at the start/finish line and three porta-pots at the water stop. Restrooms in the WaterWorks Museum will not be open to race participants.

How do I get my results?
You will be able to get results on the puretap5K.com website immediately following the race.

What are the street closures?
The following streets will be closed during the following times:

River Road from Zorn Avenue to Indian Hills Trail: 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m.

What is the cancellation policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.