When - Start Time - 3:30 pm, Sunday December 21st, 2014
Day-of Packet Pick-up - 2:30 pm
Where - The Belle of Louisville at Waterfront Park
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Registration Cost - Through November 30th: $10
December 1st through Race Day: $15
Join us at the Belle of Louisville on December 21st for the third annual Sweaty Sheep's Merry Christmas 5K and Eggnog Challenge! This event draws a great crowd, and supports an even greater cause, runPossible and Louisville's homeless community. The 5K and Eggnog Challenge divisions both follow an easy route through waterfront park. Aid stations with carolers will grace the course at each mile marker, at these aid stations there will be a 4oz cup of eggnog for each of the Eggnog Challenge participants. Each person competing in the Eggnog Challenge division must drink 3 of these eggnog's along the course (1 at each mile marker) as well as one at the start just before the race begins. The first male and female across the line in each division will be awarded. Additionally, this year anyone who beats Todd Heady across the finish line in the Eggnog Challenge division will win an additional donated prize! Other awards will be given for Best Christmas Costume and most colorful.
The Dec 11th concert at Headliners will feature Bernie Lubbers, Frank Morris, and will headline nationally acclaimed “Street Corner Symphony,” and will partner with a variety of local homeless initiatives with proceeds going to runPossible Louisville! For tickets visit www.HeadlinersLouisville.com
Outreach - At $10 per runner, this is not about raising huge funds for the shelters, but instead it is about bringing together our socio‐economic communities in fellowship and fun in the spirit of Christmas. For several weeks leading up to the event we will be traveling to local shelters inviting individuals to come and join us on the 21st. With funding from a pre-‐run gala at Headliners Music Hall on the 11th, we will be purchasing shoes for all homeless participants who join us for the walk and dinner on Sunday. The largest impact that we can make is not our curing homelessness, but bridging the divide between the more and less fortunate communities of our city. This 5k/Dinner/Xmas service allows our cities walkers and runners the chance to make a real difference by bridging that gap.
Impact - In 2013 the Merry Christmas 5k drew over 500 runners and walkers, handed Wit local homeless with thousands of dollars in shoes, collected and distributed carts full of winter supplies to people without homes., and energized the launch of runPossible,” one of Louisville’s newest (and most unique) homeless outreaches! It received coverage on WDRB, Wave 3, the Courier, Louisville.com, Southeast Outlook, and numerous other running and religious blogs and news services.
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