$35 for a Single Entry in The Waterfront Challenge 5K Obstacle-Course Race (Up to $70 Value)

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During a 5K obstacle-course race along the scenic Ohio River, runners encounter both natural and temporary urban obstacles

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Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must sign waiver. Online registration required by July 22. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$35 for a Single Entry in The Waterfront Challenge 5K Obstacle-Course Race (Up to $70 Value)

The Waterfront Challenge 5K race takes place Saturday, July 28. The first wave begins at 6 p.m., and the last wave takes off at 9:00 p.m. The very last heat of runners is known as the Glow Race, and participants are encouraged to wear glow-in-the-dark costumes. The festivities begin at the start of the first race and last until 11 p.m.

The Waterfront Challenge

The Waterfront Challenge is not a typical 5K. It's an urban race designed to test a runner's mettle, strength, and endurance, with temporary and natural obstacles peppered throughout the 3.1-mile course. Participants run through Louisville's scenic, 85-acre Waterfront Park along the Ohio River, and pause to carry tires, army crawl beneath plastic netting, and conquer various urban obstacles.

Once runners cross the finish line, they're welcome to stick around the Big Four Lawn for music, cold beer, and food. There will be an awards ceremony for top finishers, best glow-in-the-dark costume, and the person who sweats the prettiest.

The Waterfront Challenge

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.

Customer Reviews

It was really fun & you get a cool tshirt and a medal when you finish. I may do it again this year!
Lola D. · January 28, 2014
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.
Tony S. · September 27, 2012
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