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Barbecue on the River 5k

Sat September 29, 2018 Paducah, KY US 42001 Directions

5K Run/Fitness Walk

$34.90 8:00AM CDT - 9:00AM CDT Registration ends September 27, 2018 at 11:59am CDT

1-mile Youth Run

$14.15 9:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Registration ends September 27, 2018 at 11:59am CDT
555 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY US 42001

Since 1994, the 5K Run and Fitness Walk has been a part of Paducah’s BBQ on the River. More than 500 runners and walkers come from across the U.S. to participate in the race where we utilize a chip timing system to produce accurate results. This is a wonderful event that promotes health, fitness and a fun time for everyone; serious runners, kids, corporate teams, running clubs, entire families, or community groups can join in. Since 2001, the race has also offered a 1-mile Youth Run to children ages 12 and under. In 2018, we will start the races 1 hour earlier! Shirts will be guaranteed for the first 300 pre-registered for the 5k and the first 100 pre-registered for the kids run.

Registration fees go up after 9/13! Pre-registration for the 5K is $25 (+sales tax). After 9/13, race registration for the 5K is $34.90(+sales tax).Pre-registration for a child for the one mile youth run is $10(+sales tax). After 9/13, race registration for the one mile youth run is $14.15(+sales tax).

The race course for the 5K and the 1-mile Youth Run begins in downtown Paducah at the Paducah Bank main branch, located at 555 Jefferson Street.


Race Day Events

Day of Race events are held at Paducah Bank, 555 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001

All times Central Daylight Time

06:30  Day of Race registration - 5k - $37; Youth 1 mile run - $15.

07:30  Day of Race registration ENDS.

08:00  Start of 5k across from Paducah Bank. 

9:00 (or right after the finish of the 5k)  Start of Youth 1 mile run

9:30  Presentation of Awards


Awards in 26 (5 year) age groups (First 3 M-F). Special Awards to: M-F Overall, M-F Master Finishers (age 40+). ***PRIZE MONEY*** $100 CASH prize for overall Male and overall Female winners.

Youth 1 Mile Awards: Medals given to all finishers.  Award given to overall Male & overall Female winners. 1st Place award given to male and female in each individual age group: 6 and under, 7 - 8, 9 - 10, and 11 - 12

Corporate Teams

Any corporation, profit or non-profit, may participate
Both full-time & part-time employees may participate
3 employees are required per team (no more, no less)
All 3 participants must be employed by the same employer
Multiple teams per employer are allowed and encouraged to register

A team award will be distributed to the top 5 teams. Individual medals will be distributed to each member of the top 5 teams


Packet Pick up

You will have 2 options for packet pick up.

On Friday 9/28 from 3:30pm-6:30pm, you can come by Paducah Beer Werks and get your packets. Paducah Beer Werks in located at 301 N. 4th St, Paducah, KY 42001.

You can also wait until race day and pick up your packet starting at 6:30 am. 

Race Sponsor
Youth Run Sponsor
Timing Sponsor
5k Course Map

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1 Mile Youth Run Map

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