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Woodford County Santa Shuffle 5K & Kids Elf Dash

Sat December 7, 2024 Versailles, KY 40383 US Directions
Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Race in the Heart of Versailles As We Kickoff The Holiday Season Woodford County Style!

Events

5K Run/Walk

$22 2:00PM EST Price increases after October 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids' Elf Dash

$0 1:45PM EST Registration ends December 7, 2024 at 11:30am EST

Virtual Runner/Walker

$30 Registration ends December 7, 2024 at 3:00pm EST

Race Volunteer

$0 12:30AM EST - 3:30PM EST Registration ends December 6, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Description

Join us for the 4th annual Santa Shuffle 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Elf Dash on Saturday, December 7, 2024 at 2:00pm in Downtown Versailles.  

 

Our race will immediately precede the Versailles Christmas Parade at 5pm, so you can bring the whole family and enjoy the race, visit downtown businesses, and enjoy the parade all in one afternoon. The Versailles Christmas Parade will kick off at 5pm, so stick around after the race to take part in a truly Wonderful Woodford Christmas! The Kiwanis Club is hosting their pancake breakfast that morning from 7am-11am at First Christian Church if you want to come and make a day of it in downtown Versailles!

Our race will benefit 2 local charities --

Cops For Kids Inc. which is a collaborative effort to raise funds throughout he year in order to provide gifts to underprivileged children of Versailles, Midway & Woodford County at Christmas.  The organization also provides clothing, toys & school supplies to children who are victims of fire, flood or other natural disaster or tragedy on an as needed basis throughout the year.  Read more below and thanks for your support!

The Jeri Hartley Foundation who's mission is to honor Jeri Hartley's unwavering faith in God, compassion for Woodford County, and dedication to uplifting the lives of all residents.  Inspired by Jeri Hartley’s deep compassion and commitment to Woodford County, the Foundation stands as a testament to the enduring impact of Jeri’s life, legacy, and faith.  Her unwavering dedication to local addiction recovery programs, charitable endeavors, local businesses, schools, and civic engagement continues to make an impact.  Through meaningful initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and impactful outreach, we strive to embody Jeri’s spirit by fostering hope, kindness, and spiritual growth at the heart of this community.

A big thank you to our 2023 race sponsors:  MetroNet, McDonalds, The Woodford Hotel and Journey Church

PACKET PICKUP    Our packet pickup will be held on Friday, December 6th from 9am-4pm at the Offices of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce (Address:  126 S Main St, Versailles, KY 40383)   You may pickup for a friend/family member with no credentials, paperwork or ID required.  We'll also have race day PPU on Saturday, December 2nd from 12:45-2pm in the Courthouse Square area.

RACE FEATURES

  • Scenic downtown race route
  • Commemorative race shirts
  • 5K Run/Walk, FREE Kids Elf Dash * and virtual option
  • Free Race Photos
  • DJ
  • Awards for Top Overall and Age Group Finishers (1st, 2nd and 3rd Place)
  • Social Teams --- Form a team and invite your family/friends/coworkers (Teams of 5 or more SAVE $3)
  • Prize for the largest Social Team
  • The Official Kickoff to Christmas in Downtown Versailles (Christmas Parade at 5pm)
  • Best Dressed Contest with Prizes! (Dress in your best Santa, Elf, or other Christmas outfit)

* The Kids Elf Dash is presented by Versailles Pediatrics and is FREE and will include a participation medal.  Kids wishing to purchase a commemorative race shirt will pay $10 as an add on.

5K ROUTE MAP

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?    If you or your company is interested in an in-kind or monetary sponsorship of the race, please contact Emily Downey at emkdowney@gmail.com

 

Be Festive! We Have Prizes For Our Best Dressed Racers!

Place

103 S. Main Street
Versailles, KY US 40383

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Sponsors

Cops For Kids Inc. --- Our Race Charity Beneficiary

We are pleased to partner with Cops For Kids Inc. as our race charity beneficiary.  Partial race proceeds and 100% of race donations will go to support this initiative.  Thanks in advance to those who make a donation on top of your race registration.  Every dollar makes a difference!

MORE ABOUT COPS FOR KIDS INC.

Cops for Kids Inc. Is a non-profit group led by the Versailles, KY Police Dept.  The organization includes the Versailles, Midway & Woodford County Emergency Services. These Emergency Services are; The Versailles Fire Dept,  Woodford County Ambulance Service, The Woodford count Detention Center, The Woodford County Sheriff's Office & The Woodford County Animal Control.
  
Personnel raise funds throughout he year in order to provide gifts to underprivileged children of Versailles, Midway & Woodford County at Christmas.  The organization also provides clothing, toys & school supplies to children who are victims of fire, flood or other natural disaster or tragedy on an as needed basis throughout the year. In 2014, over 200 children were served.


The Cops for Kids annual budget is $15,000 to $20,000 With Cops&Joggers  being one of the larges fundraisers. Cops for Kids also participates in a golf scramble in conjunction with Versailles Fire Dept, conducts collections at intersections, sponsors a car show and does other smaller activities a local events such as the Twilight Festival & the Midway Fall Festival.

Jeri Hartley Foundation -- Our Race Charity Beneficiary

Partial proceeds from the race will support the Jeri Hartley Foundation.

Our mission is to honor Jeri Hartley's unwavering faith in God, compassion for Woodford County, and dedication to uplifting the lives of all residents.


Vision Statement:
Inspired by Jeri Hartley’s deep compassion and commitment to Woodford County, the Foundation stands as a testament to the enduring impact of Jeri’s life, legacy, and faith.  Her unwavering dedication to local addiction recovery programs, charitable endeavors, local businesses, schools, and civic engagement continues to make an impact.  Through meaningful initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and impactful outreach, we strive to embody Jeri’s spirit by fostering hope, kindness, and spiritual growth at the heart of this community.

5K Route Map

Our race will start and finish at the same location near the Courthouse in downtown Versailles.  Our loop course will traverse through the city, out McCracken Pike, through Big Spring Park and along scenic streets in historic Versailles.  The elevation change on the course is 173 feet.  There will be a water stop that runners will pass by two times.

ROUTE MAP

2023 Race Photos - Thanks Ruby Cline-Eaton

All photos in the gallery are free to download, share and enjoy.  Big thanks to Ruby Cline-Eaton (A Runner's Mom & More Photography)

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