Kicking Butt 5K Run/Walk (Draft)

Sat September 23, 2023 Louisville, KY 40245 US Directions
This Race is in Draft Mode

5K Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration Opens May 22, 2023 at 9:00am EDT

1 Mile Walk

$25 9:02AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration Opens May 22, 2023 at 9:00am EDT

FREE Kid's Dash

$0 8:40AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens May 22, 2023 at 2:31pm EDT

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 Registration Opens May 22, 2023 at 9:00am EDT

Join us for our annual race that brings together survivors, fighters, advocates, healthcare providers and community partners to eliminate preventable colon cancer death and suffering.

This year's theme is "Beat the Clock!" The Kicking Butt 5K is all about raising awareness that colon cancer can be prevented through timely screening. Screening starts at age 45 or younger if you have a family history. You have the power to prevent an unnecessary colon cancer diagnosis! Eat healthy, learn the symptoms of colon cancer, listen to your body, and get screened on time.


  • Scenic paved route at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
  • Commemorative race shirts
  • Free Race Photos
  • Chip timing by RaceRise
  • Teams
  • Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Free Kids Dash (1/4 mile)
  • Prizes for our Top Fundraising Teams

PACKET PICKUP   Our packet pickup will be held on Friday, September 22ndfrom 9am-5pm at the end of the roundabout at the offices of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project (Address:  1640 Lyndon Farm Ct #108, Louisville, KY 40223). 

We will also have race morning packet pickup from 7:45-8:45am at Waterfront Park.


  • 7:15AM  Packet Pickup Opens
  • 8:00AM  Healthy Village Opens
  • 8:40AM  Kids 1/4 Mile Dash (Ages 9 and under)
  • 8:50AM  Prerace Program
  • 9:00AM  Kicking Butt 5K Race Start
  • 9:02AM  1 Mile Fun Walk starts
  • 10:00AM  5K & Fundraising Awards Ceremony

PRICING (5K & 1 Miler):     $25 (May 23-June 15), $30 (June 16-August 31), $35 (September 1-23)

KID'S DASH   We'll have a FREE Kid's Dash (1/4 mile distance) at 8:45am.  All kids will receive a participation medal but there will be no timing or awards for the Kid's Dash.  Kid's can join their parents in the 1 Mile fun walk or 5K but they will not receive a bib, shirt or be chip timed.

5K RACE AWARDS   Top 3 M/F Overall and Top 3 M/F in the following age groups: 19 and under,  20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+



About the Project

The Colon Cancer Prevention Project started in 2004, when only 1 in 3 Kentuckians were getting life-saving colon cancer screenings. Now, about 2 in 3 Kentuckians are getting screened, and the incidence rate is down more than 25%. Kentucky is now nationally renowned for its work, which includes a state-wide screening program for low-income, uninsured people.  The American Cancer Society estimates the diagnosis of 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer in 2018.  Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men. An expected 50,630 will die of colorectal cancer during 2018. (American Cancer Society)

We're out to change those statistics, join us!  Together we will stop this cancerous killer!

 Qualify for awesome miscellaneous awards and to show your team spirit please use #kickbuttky2020 on Facebook or Instagram when posting your race photos


2022 Kicking Butt 5K ---- Race Theme --- Beat The Clock & Get Screened For Colon Cancer!
Waterfront Park at the Big Four Bridge
129 East River Road
Louisville, KY US 40245
Race Contact Info

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Our route configuration is a long rectangle on the grounds of Waterfront Park.  100% of the route is on concrete/paved surfaces.  There are 3 water stops along the 3.1 mile route.  Our start/finish is at the same location near the Big Four Bridge (along the Ohio River).  A lead bike escort will lead runners around the course and turns will be marked with arrow yard signs.

Special thanks to Ruby Cline-Eaton (A Runner's Mom & More Photography) for capturing our 2022 race in photos.  Enjoy!

Use PIN 0924 if it asks for one in order to download photos.  All are free to download, share and enjoy!


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