Elevate 50K / 5K / Kid's Mile

Sat November 7 - Sat November 21 Louisville, KY 40421 US Directions



Open to ages 18+.

Kid's Mile

Open to ages 14 and under.


Anytime, Anywhere
Louisville, KY US 40421


NOTICE - ALL ELEVATE 50K / 5K / Kid's Mile has converted to a VIRTUAL EVENT!

Race Description

PLEASE NOTE ALL ELEVATE EVENTS are now VIRTUAL! The 50K is an open road course crossing Louisville from Zachary Taylor Elementary finishing at Shelby Park. Participants will have the opportunity to run many differing and unique areas of Louisville throughout the course. Every year we have had amazing love and support from the neighborhoods we are passing through. Many neighbors ask about the race and encourage runners to keep pushing on toward the finish. Participates do need to be aware of traffic throughout the event. The Elevate 5K & Kid's Mile run/walk will start and finish at Shelby Park.

PLEASE NOTE ALL ELEVATE EVENTS are now VIRTUAL! Due to the 50K being an Open Road Course, we ask for the safety of everyone please no strollers, no pets, no headphones or other items which may impair or distract from your surroundings on the course. The decision to use headphones will be at the participates risk. We have gone to great lengths selecting a route that is safe and has sidewalks available for the vast majority of the 50K. Course transitions, road crossings, and minimal shoulder running will require you to be attentive throughout.

A little bit about where Elevate 50K came from:

In 2016, a volunteer (Matt) from Elevate Recreation, a non-profit organization serving the 4th and 5th grade students of Louisville, sought to raise $50K by running a 50K across Louisville connecting many Elevate partner schools. In 2017, Elevate founder Logan along with Matt and Josh (Run The Ville Head Coach) committed to cross Louisville again connecting partner schools. 2018 was the first year we opened the Elevate 50K to the public as well as adding a 5K for those uncomfortable with tackling the 50K distance. In addition to the 50K and 5K we elected to add a Kid’s Mile around Shelby Park for the younger runners.


This charity run is raising awareness and funding for the mission and vision of Elevate Recreation. Elevates mission is to elevate body, mind, and spirit through mentoring, recreational events, training, camps and retreats. Elevate Website

The Course - Time Limits


50K starts at 7 AM. We ask that all participants be checked into the finish line by 3 PM. This allows for 8 hours to navigate the open road course, which has been walked in under 10 hours, thanks Logan ;). If at any time you choose to stop and not complete the total distance, please report back to the finish line. We want to ensure all runners finish safely and or are clear from the course by 3 PM.

Course Map


PLEASE NOTE ALL ELEVATE EVENTS are now VIRTUAL! The course is open road, meaning cars will be present and traffic conditions do apply. The course will start at Zachary Taylor Elementary School. The finish will be at Amped near Shelby Park 600 E Oak St, Louisville, KY 40203.


5K / Kid’s Mile

Course map: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/28403669


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Logan Murphy – logan.murphy@elevate24.org

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