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United Way 5k

Sat September 30, 2017
Location: Paducah, KY US 42001 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.unitedwaypaducah.org/civicrm/event/info?id=4&reset=1.

Event Time Price Details
United Way 5k
9:00AM CDT - 10:15AM CDT
United Way Youth (1) mile
10:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
555 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY US 42001

Since 1994, United Way 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 this FLAT & FAST road race held on the streets of beautiful Paducah, KY, 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. Day of Race Registration will open at 7:30am and close at 8:30am. The 5K race will begin at 9am and the one mile youth run will take place following the 5K. 

Race Contact Info

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Click here for printable registration form.  This form is for the 5K or the 1-mile fun run. Make sure to mark which race you are registering for. You can mail the registration form or drop it by the United Way office located at:

333 Broadway, Suite 502

Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Pre-Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

Register by September 28 for only $25 (plus fees) for 5k, or $10 for Kids mile. Day of race registration is $35/$15.

Note:  Pre-register an adult for the 5K and you can pre-register a child (12 or under) for the one mile youth run for free! Please note this applies to pre-registration only. You cannot redeem a free child registration the day of the event.

Pre-race packet pick up will be on Friday, September 29 from 4:30pm-7pm at Paducah Power, located at 1500 Broadway in downtown Paducah. 

Race Day Schedule of Events

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

All times Central Daylight Time

07:30  Day of Race registration - 5k - $35; Kids mile - $15. (no free kids entries on race day).

08:30  Day of Race registration ENDS.

09:00  Start of United Way 5k across from Paducah Bank.

10:00 (or right after the finish of the 5k)  Start of Kids 1 mile run

10:30  Presentation of Awards

Amenities and Awards

Race Shirts will be ordered for the first 350 Pre-registrants.

***** 5K Race/Route Features *****
 One water station on route
 Corporate Team Competition
(3 members per team entry)
 Awards in 26 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
11 - 12

Corporate Team Rules & Awards

*****Corporate Teams*****
All team members must be
currently employed by the same
employer, either part-time or full-time.
Corporate Team Rules:
 All teams must register on or before the
Thursday before the race by 12pm CST
 Team size: 3 members; multiple teams per
employer are allowed
 Scoring: The 3 finishers’ cumulative times will
be calculated; lowest time wins
 Entry Fee: Same as the individual 5K fee
 All team members’ registration forms must be
submitted together
 Each team member is eligible for awards in
the individual competition as well
 The Race Committee will have the ultimate
authority to rule in the matter of any questions
or disputes that may arise regarding race
teams, divisions, rules or eligibility
Corporate Awards:
 A team award will be distributed to the top 5
teams. Individual medals will be distributed to
each member of the top 5 teams.
2016 Team Winner: Westlake