Beat Beethoven 5K Run/Walk

Sat March 28, 2020 Paducah, KY 42001 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

9:00AM CDT
Beat Beethoven Cancelled Due to Health Concerns

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the Beat Beethoven 5K. As you may know, this event is a fundraiser for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. At 14 days out, the decision was made to cancel the race in order to ensure the safety of our runners, and to avoid a financial loss. The City of Paducah has also encouraged the cancellation of public events such as this due to widespread concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). Discussions are underway to try to hold the race at a later date, however, we do not believe this will be in the near future, if at all. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.

You have the option to request a refund through RunSignUp. You may also donate your registration fee to the PSO. We encourage you to consider this option. The PSO is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and had budgeted for funds to be raised through this event. 

Thank you so much for your support of Beat Beethoven, and we sincerely appreciate your understanding. We wish you good health in this difficult period. 

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. This is a difficult time for nonprofit organizations, particularly ones that rely on public events for a large percentage of their revenue. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event in the future. 

We understand. We hope you can join us at another event in the future, like PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest:

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

2801 Park Ave
Noble Park
Paducah, KY US 42001

Saturday, March 28, at 9:00 am  •  Noble Park | Paducah, KY

Think you have what it takes to Beat Beethoven? Every runner and walker will have the opportunity to find out at the annual Beat Beethoven 5K. Beat Beethoven is a unique signature fundraising event for the Paducah Symphony Orchestra that features a competitive 5K run/walk. The event will take place at Noble Park in Paducah, KY on Saturday, March 28, at 9:00 a.m. 

Participants of the 5K will have the chance to line up and race the famous composer himself. Any runner who finishes before Beethoven will receive a free ticket to the Paducah Symphony Orchestra’s season finale performance.

Help us celebrate Beethoven’s 250th! We would love to have 250 participants show up in honor of Ludwig’s recent big birthday. 

All proceeds benefit the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Race Registration 7:30-8:45 AM
5K Run/Walk 9:00 AM
Pre-Registration (by March 9): $30.00
March 10-Race Day (March 28)Registration: $35

T-shirts guaranteed only to thosew who register by March 9, 2020.

Beat Beethoven Grand Champion (overall winner)
Top Male Runner 
Top Female Runner

Age Groups (Male and Female) (Top 3, Gold, Silver, Bronze)
1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-99

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