The Waterfront Challenge

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1101 River Road, Louisville, KY 40206 1101 River Road, Louisville Directions
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Louisville is home to some natural beauty as well, and The Waterfront Challenge is a lovely outdoor perk. For some tranquil green space, head directly to the only park that matters in the area. Of course, it's The Waterfront Challenge!


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Report | 3 years ago
It was really fun & you get a cool tshirt and a medal when you finish. I may do it again this year!
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Report | 4 years ago
My package was not available when I arrived but other than that I had a great time.
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Report | 5 years ago
Awesome event. Will definitely do again next year. I think a 5k obstacle type course should be a permanent feature at the waterfront for everyone to use.
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From Our Editors

The starting pistol fires and the runners are off, but they're in for a surprise. Rather than running an easy 5K around gentle bends and smooth pavement, they have to clamber over parked cars, carry hefty tires, and participate in burlap sack races before they even get near the finish line. This is the Waterfront Challenge, an urban race designed to test a runner's mettle, strength, and endurance on a route that runs through Louisville's scenic, 85-acre Waterfront Park along the Ohio River. The excitement extends beyond the unorthodox obstacles with waves that run late into the night—those who take off at 9 p.m. make up the Glow Race, which elevates the fun by illuminating runners with glow sticks, glow-in-the dark costumes, and the runners' own sweat, which is naturally bioluminescent. At the end of the race, runners celebrate their victories on Big Four Lawn where music, cold beer, and food join an awards ceremony for top finishers and best glow-in-the-dark costume.

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