Sat June 8, 2019 Loogootee, IN US 47553 Directions

Carter's Legacy 5K

10:30AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

The 5k walk/run is in loving memory of Carter Lee Kerns, son of Alyssa and Ed Kerns.  Carter died in a tragic accident the day before his first birthday.  Determined to bring good from tragedy, his parents founded the Carter Lee Kerns Memorial Fund, a permanent endowment fund established at the Martin County Community Foundation.  Annual payouts from this fund will go to support non-profit organizations that work to enhance the lives of children and families in Martin County, IN. All race proceeds will go to the Carter Lee Kerns Memorial Fund held and administered by the Community Foundation Partnership Inc. on behalf of the Martin County Community Foundation.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10:30 a.m.  Awards will be given for the top three males and females in each category:  <16, 16-29, 30-45, 46-69, 70+.  Plaques will be awarded for the top male and female overall.  

Race Day:

  •   9:00 am - Registration Opens (shirt pick up and onsite registration)
  • 10:30 am - 5K Begins
  • 11:30 am - 5K award ceremony begins
  • After awards ceremony - Family Fun Day activities begin

We are proud to be part of the 3rd annual Family Fun Day.  We are happy to be partnering with West Boggs Park and the Cops and Kids program. The 5K will kick off an afternoon of fun. There will be a bounce house, free lunch (Kids and Cops picnic), a DJ, Touch-A-Truck (we have LOTS of cool trucks), law enforcement meet and greet, K-9 demonstrations and a few surprises.  This event will occur rain or shine. Plan to come out and enjoy activities for every age!  

Thanks to the generosity of West Boggs Park, the gate fee will be waived for everyone on June 8th.  So, come on out and enjoy a wonderful family day!

West Boggs Park
16117 US Highway 231
Loogootee, IN US 47553
Race Course

We are having the 5k run/walk at West Boggs park again this year.  We will follow the same route as we have in the past.  If you have never participated before, here are some features of the 5k.  

  • It takes place inside of West Boggs park.   The entire 5k is paved.  Although occasionally there will be a car driving through the park, the route is generally traffic free. 
  • Many people bring kids in strollers and have no problem with the course.
  • There are some steep hills in the course.  This has proven an exciting challenge for runners, but has not stopped the average walker from completing the race. 
  • The race is well marked with arrows painted on the pavement and mileage signage.  We've never had anyone get lost.  :) 
  • The 5k route goes through the park providing many beautiful views.  Because the route is near the lake, it does get windy.  Please keep this in mind, especially if the air temperature is cool and/or it is rainy.  This event occurs rain or shine.  Race fees are non-refundable.
  • We have a great time.  This is a family event and we have lots of kids and adults participating.  Please be mindful that some runners are trying to obtain personal best results.  If you are walking or jogging, please allow those running to start closest to the starting line.
  • Although we LOVE our pets dearly, we ask that you keep your four legged friends at home. With so many young children and lots of excitement, it can be overwhelming even to the calmest pet. 
  • We do keep track of the order you cross the finish line and award medals for overall winners and age division winners.  We do not use a chip system or track individual time.  If you want to know your individual time, please bring your own timing device. 
  • If you have any further specific questions about the course, please email and we will be happy to provide additional information. 

Thank you so much for participating in this event!  We are very proud to put on a safe, family-oriented event.  Please stick around after the race.  The 5k is part of the Family Fun Day.  There will be free lunch, meet and greet with local law enforcement, demonstrations and a variety of other fun activities.  All will be free of charge, so please plan to stay and enjoy the fun!

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