Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K
Join us for a day (actually more like 10 minutes) of glory, celebration, and participation medals while raising money for a great cause — Blessings in a Backpack!
The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K will be held at 11 a.m. on June 25, 2022. The finish line and post-race party will be at Lynn Family Stadium, located at 350 Adams St., Louisville, KY 40206, in the Butchertown neighborhood.
This will be a very fun, tongue-in-cheek event that will lampoon the typical 5K.
The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K — that’s not a typo, our “race” is, in fact, only 546 yards — will incorporate all the typical race elements but without any of the training or effort. Think a 0.5K Euro-style sticker for your car, a hydration station at the halfway point that serves caffeine and carbs, and a medical tent that may or may not be manned. At the finish line, celebrate with a family-friendly post-race party.
The 0.5K is created for folks who are NOT ready to go the extra mile. In fact, they aren’t even willing to go a mile at all, and actually barely even a quarter mile… but they are willing to have fun and poke fun at themselves, while raising money to help Blessings in a Backpack feed hungry kids in Louisville on the weekends!
- Get to the starting line early so you can stretch (0.3 miles is nothing to take too lightly)
- At the halfway point (that’s a whopping .15 miles in), enjoy caffeine and carbs for energy
- Celebrate crossing the finish line at the family-friendly post-race party
(The starting line opens at 10:30 a.m.; race begins at 11 a.m. Post-party will close at 12:30 p.m.)
If you would like to sponsor the 0.5K, please email email@example.com for more information.
All the fun stuff aside, we are serious about the end result — to support Blessings in a Backpack’s Louisville programs. The money raised at this event will help send local kids home with backpacks full of food during the 2022/23 school year. And we’d really like your help! As a sponsor, your business will be associated with what we believe will be the funniest, coolest, and craziest event of the year. Levels start at $1,000 and include logo on marketing materials and swag, race entries, volunteer opportunities, and more!