Kicking Butt 5K Run/Walk

Sat September 25, 2021 Louisville, KY 40245 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

1 Mile Walk

9:02AM EDT - 10:30AM 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.


  • Scenic paved route at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
  • Commemorative race shirts
  • DJ
  • Free Race Photos
  • Chip timing by RaceRise
  • Teams
  • Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Prizes for our Top Fundraising Teams

PACKET PICKUP   Our packet pickup will be held on Friday, September 24th from 10am-5pm 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 7:15-8:15am at Waterfront Park.


  • 7:30AM  Packet Pickup Opens
  • 8:00AM  Healthy Village Opens
  • 8:50AM  Prerace Program
  • 9:00AM  Kicking Butt 5K Race Start
  • 9:02AM  1 Mile Fun Walk starts
  • 10:00AM  5K & Fundraising Awards Ceremony

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+

5K RACE ROUTE   Route map coming soon!

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


If you can help the race by volunteering on race day (Shift from 7:00-10:30AM) please sign up using this link.

Kicking Butt 5K --- Our 2021 Race Logo
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 is a water stop at about Mile 1.1 and 2.9.  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.


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