2023 Santa Sprint and Stroll 5k Run/Walk

Register for 2023 Santa Sprint and Stroll 5k Run/Walk

This race is part of the River City Races Run the 502 series. Run six races on our calendar and get a Run the 502 Finisher Medals with charms of all the races finished. Click here for more details, to see the medal and register (no fee to register for the Run the 502).

Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park

The 27th Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll is right around the corner!

This merry 5k Run/ Walk will benefit the work of United Crescent Hill Ministries and an event that The Courier Journal once called "more festive than the run-of-the-mill 5k," with both serious runners and holiday merrymakers.

- Scenic course in Cherokee Park, click here for course map
- Long Sleeve Cotton Blend Shirt including Youth sizing
- Refreshments served after the race
- Age Group Awards with five year categories for Top 3 Finishers in each
- Photos with SANTA 

Looking forward to some healthy merry-making with you, so don't miss out on meeting SANTA himself—at our 27th Annual Santa Sprint & Stroll on December 16, 2023! 

HO, HO, HOPE to see you there!


The Fleet Feet Team Challenge is open to any 3 to 5 person teams in three divisions: Male, Female, or Coed. Fastest three on each team are scored, the Coed team must score one woman. You will not only compete for team awards (each winning team member will receive a Fleet Feet gift card); each team member is also eligible for an individual time and awards!  There is no additional fee to participate in the Fleet Feet Team Challenge.

Pre-race packet pickup and in-person late registration Friday, December 15th at United Crescent Hill Ministry, 150 State St. from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Race Day Packet pickup starts at 7:30 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park.

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) is a community ministry sponsored by 19 churches/religious institutions, businesses, and individuals within Crescent Hill, Clifton, Clifton Heights, and Butchertown for the purpose of providing vital social services to these communities and beyond.

United Crescent Hill Ministries builds compassionate community by providing programs for education, emergency assistance, health, wellness, and social activities.

UCHM was formed after the devastating tornado of 1974, when churches who helped provide services during the tornado chose to continue to work together in developing other needed community programs for the neighborhood. This outreach is reflected in our mission statement: "Serving Our Neighbors ~ Building Better Community". UCHM's services have grown to include programming that serves the wider Louisville Metro area, including our youth and senior programs.

UCHM serves approximately 3,500 individuals with a range of programs that includes: emergency financial and food assistance, youth programming, health prevention services, senior citizen nutrition program and Meals on Wheels, senior citizen activities, community development and organizing, ecumenical activities, outreach, referral and advocacy. UCHM services are provided with the help of 350 volunteers, two full-time staff, and two part-time staff.

Mission The three leaves represent UCHM's essential programs: Emergency Assistance, Youth, and Seniors. The leaves also represent the human components nurtured by UCHM: the MIND (with our education offerings), the BODY (through our health and wellness programs), and the SPIRIT (via social activities and trips, fellowship, and the joyful camaraderie of member churches and organizations).United Crescent Hill Ministries, created and sustained by neighborhood communities of faith, in relationship with organizations, individuals, and businesses, builds better community by serving our neighbors with programs, activities, and services that enrich their lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.

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