FAQ

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 Feb. 1, 2021. 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 1,250 to register.

May walkers participate?
Yes, walkers may participate.

Where are the Start and Finish Lines?
The start and finish lines will be at the historic Louisville Water Tower located at Zorn Avenue and River Road.

What time does the Finish Line close?
The Finish Line will close 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.

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 on the lawn next to the start and finish lines. Parking attendants will direct you where to park. 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. However, depending on the status of COVID-19 restrictions on race day, participants may be encouraged to 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 commemorative Louisville pure tap® 5k race buff.

Participants will also receive bottled water, Powerade and pre-packaged snacks (energy bars, nuts, candy).

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. 10, 2021, or when race hits its capacity of 1,250. 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 at the Louisville Water Tower Park on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. However, depending on the status of COVID-19 in the fall, we may need to to change this policy and implement safety protocols that will require everyone to pick up their own packet.

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 they will be available (typically porta-potties) near the start line at the Water Tower. 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 street 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.