Louisville Parks and Recreation partnering with Alpha Media for Santa Sleigh 5K for Kids

November 14, 2022

Louisville Parks and Recreation is partnering with Alpha Media – 99.7 DJX, 102.3 The Rose, ALT 105.1, Magic 101.3 and B96.5 to host the 3rd annual Santa Sleigh 5K for Kids.

The family-friendly Santa Sleigh 5K for Kids will take place Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9 a.m. in Joe Creason Park (1297 Trevilian Way, 40213). Registration is $25 and includes a professionally timed 5K run/walk, a custom Santa hat and a finisher’s medal. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK), whose mission is to provide a home and support for families while focusing on the healing of their sick children.

“We’re so thankful this event is benefitting RMHCK and our families,” said Had Hedley, RMHCK CEO. “We have seen record numbers of families who have stayed with us this year. The support of our community partners ensures we can continue providing the comforts of home and support so families can focus on their child’s health during a critical time.”

Race participants are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal on the day of the race to donate to RMHCK children. A toy donation box for Camp Quality Kentuckiana will also be on sight for those hoping to spread holiday cheer by supporting Louisville Parks and Recreation’s holiday giving campaign.

"We are happy to be able to team up with Louisville Parks and Recreation to host this fun holiday event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Kentuckiana,” said Ben Davis, Alpha Media Content Director. “We thought since this is the 3rd year of our 5k For Kids, it might be fun to bring aboard the Jolliest of Elves, Santa! We encourage runners to sign up, find a holiday sweater and running shoes, and get ready for a fun 5k race through Joe Creason Park! A special thanks to Courtesy Cadillac for helping sponsor this great event."

Race participants should plan to arrive an hour before start time as access to Joe Creason Park entrances will be closed prior to the start of the race and will remain closed until the completion of the 5K.

The titling sponsor of the Santa Sleigh 5K is Courtesy Cadillac and Mortenson Family Dental as co-sponsor. 

“Louisville Parks and Recreation is looking forward to welcoming those of all ages to Joe Creason Park for a fun and festive 5K,” said Margaret Brosko, Louisville Parks and Recreation Director. “We’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with Alpha Media and event sponsors to give back to RMHCK and others in need this holiday season.” 

If running isn’t your thing, you can still participate. Louisville Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, parking and other race day duties. Those interested in volunteering can sign-up and find more details here.  


 

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