The ‘Race for the Rest of Us’ is back!

The ‘Race for the Rest of Us’ is back!

Have you ever wanted to participate in a charity race, but don’t actually want to run? We’ve got the “race” for you!

The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K — no that’s not a typo, our “race” is, in fact, 0.5K (only 546 yards) — will incorporate all the typical race elements but without any of the training. 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. For only $35, “runners” will receive:

  • An oval 0.5K sticker that you can attach to the rear window of your car to show everyone that a true athlete is behind the wheel!
  • Donuts and coffee at the starting line
  • T-shirt, of course
  • Finishers medal
  • Music and a family-friendly party at the finish line
  • And much more!

The 2019 race SOLD OUT!

While we’ve expanded capacity for the 2022 race, we expect it to sell out again.

Click here to secure your spot in the Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K today!

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"Race" Details:

  • The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5k will be held at 11 a.m. on June 25, 2022.
  • The starting line opens at 10:30 a.m.; race begins at 11 a.m. Post-party will close at 12:30 p.m.
  • 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!
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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!

If you would like to sponsor the 0.5K, please email for more information.

>> Click here to download our 0.5K sponsorship opportunities!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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