Hoptown Half Marathon and 5K

Sat September 19, 2020 Directions
Countdown to Race Day

Planters Bank Hoptown Half Marathon

$89 $60 7:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT Price increases after September 17, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Jennie Stuart Health Hoptown 5K

$55 $35 7:30AM CDT - 8:30AM CDT Price increases after September 17, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT




Introducing The Inaugural Fleet Feet Clarksville 270 Trifecta- a half marathon series with the

Mercy Health Iron Mom Half Marathon and David Taylor Chrysler Murray Half Marathon.



$150 for all 3. Click here to register. 







The 2nd Annual Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on our popular new Greenway/Rail Trail.

Half marathon and 5K runner packages include a beautiful medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt. Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville - or Hoptown as we call it - at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K, presented by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health.

Race starting line is at 1001 S. Main Street in downtown Hopkinsville.  Race day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY  42240.

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Hoptown Half and 5K Title Sponsor
5K Presenting Sponsor

The course route map for the Hoptown 5K portion of the event is displayed with this link, as created on mapmyrun.com.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.hoptownrec.com.

2019 Post-Race Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: First-Ever Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K Deemed Rousing Success

Participants, volunteer groups earn awards during inaugural effort that featured 632 runners
Hopkinsville, KY – Since late Saturday morning, social media has been abuzz regarding the rousing success of the
first-ever Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K. Participants, volunteers, sponsors and partners alike are claiming victory
for the inaugural effort, which drew 632 registered runners and walkers to downtown Hopkinsville.

Sponsored respectively by Planters Bank and Jennie Stuart Health, the Hoptown Half & 5K put the city on display,
using a course that used the area’s rural and urban beauty as the ultimate backdrop, while providing a unique
opportunity for runners and walkers who represented 16 different states and over 100 different cities.

Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman lauded the weekend races as a resounding
triumph, including the addition of another top-notch event to the annual calendar and the raising of an estimated tens
of thousands of dollars for the event beneficiary: United Way of the Pennyrile.

“The community was victorious all the way around this weekend,” Brockman proclaimed. “We saw the best of
Hopkinsville come out in everyone involved, and we can’t thank all of the dedicated individuals who came together
to make this such a marvelous feat. We also know, though, that there are always things you can learn when you put
on an event for the first time, so we look forward to applying feedback and making next year’s race even better.”
There were a number of awards distributed Saturday. Brad Averitt (1:16.44) and Erica Lovely (1:20.26), both of
Clarksville, respectively won the Planters Bank Hoptown Half Marathon in their male and female divisions. In the
Jennie Stuart Health Hoptown 5K, Stella Christoforou finished first in 18 minutes, 52 seconds. She was followed by
Male Division champion Scott Freeman (Clarksville), who posted a time of 19:36.
Christoforou, who was the feature speaker during the Hoptown Half & 5K Pasta Dinner at the event’s expo Friday at
the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville, told organizers afterwards that Saturday’s race “was
one of the best she had ever seen.”

The top three finishers in both the male and female divisions of the Half and 5K were given awards.

The Team Challenge, which gave groups of runners the chance to run the races in small and large divisions, featured
a pair of winners. Tabulated over the weekend, the Team Challenge was claimed by Clarksville Moms Run This
Town (MRTT) in the half marathon, and Hopkinsville’s CrossFit Serenity in the 5K.

CrossFit Serenity had six total runners (Foster Cothoff, Christy Gorman, Mandy Guffey, Jaime Loftus, Elizabeth
Sparks and Victor Torres) who completed the 5K in a combined time of 3:10.48 — based on the times of their top
five runners — which was just ahead of runner-up Campanile Productions.

The champions and runners-up — in both the Half and 5K — were also recognized with awards in 14 different age
divisions total. The oldest participants were 70 years old.

It wasn’t just runners and walkers who left with recognition Saturday, however, as three groups earned first, second
and third-place prizes for having Most Spirit along the course. Groups that ran water stations and cheer teams along
the 13.1-mile course received votes from participants after the race.

And when the smoke cleared, it was Hopkinsville Rotary Club (Mile 12) that was named the overall winner, giving
the local club a $250 win. Due to such impressive performances, and an overwhelmingly positive response to the
volunteer groups, the Hoptown Half & 5K Committee opted to also give prize money to the two next teams in the
voting: Hopkinsville’s Trilogy House for Women and Clarksville/Fort Campbell Team Red, White and Blue (RWB).
“The Inaugural Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K was a huge success, and we owe a big thank you to the community
for making that possible,” said Race Director Korey Raymond. “Running just has this extraordinary way of bringing
people together. It filled my heart with pride for Hoptown, as I watched the city welcome runners from 16 different
states with open arms. Support was shown through sponsorships, countless hours of volunteering, cheering along the
course, manning water stations in the hot sun and making sure that the participants stayed safe along the course.”
Complete participant results are available on HoptownHalf.com. All age division winners and runners-up who did
not receive their prize during the post-race ceremony may call 270-887-4290 to make proper arrangements. The
Hoptown Half & 5K committee will be reaching out to Team Challenge and Most Spirit winners about their awards.
The event committee hopes to announce the 2020 date and final United Way of Pennyrile donation total within the
coming week. Participants may continue to leave reviews on the @HoptownHalf social media pages.

“We’ve received so many positive comments from runners about how the amount of community support made this
race not only one of their favorites, but one that they can’t wait to run again, and I’m excited to see what next year
holds,” Raymond exclaimed.


In front of the legendary Ferrell's Burgers at 1001 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

In front of the legendary Ferrell's Burgers at 1001 S. Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

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