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 June 14, 2023. 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 at the pavilion in Shawnee Park. Shawnee Park Rd.
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.
How do I register my dog?
You can add your dog during the registration process. There is an additional $10 fee that will go 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 will be 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?
Street parking is available along Shawnee Park Rd. and Northwestern Pkwy. There are two lots on Shawnee Park Dr. adjacent to the baseball and softball fields. Additional parking is available near the boat ramp
Will there be in-race hydration?
Yes. There will be one water station along the course route that participants will pass by twice. It is located at miles 1.11 and 2.19.
What will I receive for participating?
ALL participants will receive a short-sleeve Louisville Pure Tap® 5k race tri-blend shirt.
Participants will also receive bottled water, Powerade, bananas and bagels.
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. 7, 2023, 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 Metro Animal Services, 3528 Newburg Road. You can also pick up your packet race day at the Shawnee Park Pavilion from 7 – 8:15 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 12 porta-pots at the start/finish line and three porta-pots at the water stop.
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:
Intersection of Shawnee Park Dr. and Shawnee Xrds – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Shawnee Park Rd and River Park Dr. – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Shawnee Park Rd and W Broadway – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Southwestern Pkwy (W Broadway to Winrose Way) – 8:15 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
Chickasaw Park Rd – 8:15 am to 9:25 am
What is the cancellation policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.