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Pupkin Spice 5k Run/Walk and 3k Untimed Walk

  • Cherokee Park Louisville, KY 40206 (map)

5k Course

3k Course

October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog month and to celebrate the Pumpkin 5pice 5k is now the Pupkin Spice 5k Run/3k Walk!

We have taken on a charity partner for the Pumpkin 5pice 5K: Tyson's Chance Rescue. The Pumpkin 5pice 5K is now the Pupkin Spice 5K Run/Walk and 3K Untimed Walk!

To register, click here.

We're announcing yet ANOTHER participant benefit for the Pupkin Spice 5K on Saturday: FREE photos! We'll be using EnMotive's "EnPhoto" to provide free, instant photos loaded straight to your results page! That's one more reason to smile on this morning of fun, dogs & coffee! Prices go up Thursday night!

Also new, race morning coffee for the Pupkin Spice 5K Run/Walk and 3K Walk will be provided by Heine Bros Coffee!

Want to help out and get a race shirt without running, we’re looking for water station volunteers. More details and to sign up by clicking here.

Tyson's Chance is a nonprofit animal rescue based in Shelbyville, KY. Their primary focus is the rescue of special needs animals.

A majority of their adoptable animals are seniors, medical cases, and those with social or behavioral issues. We also provide hospice care to terminally ill animals who have been relinquished to shelters or given up by their owners.

We love to heal the sick, rehabilitate the misunderstood, and provide safe haven for those in their golden years.

Tyson's Chance is a 501(c)(3) and is funded entirely by donations.

They are raising money to buy the facility they have been renting for nine years and we are hoping to help. All net proceeds from the Pupkin Spice 5k Run/3k Walk will be donated to Tyson's Chance to help them to realize their dream.

For more about Tyson’s Chance, check our Blog page!

Join us at Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park for a fun filled fall morning of costumes, pets, dog treats and coffee!   We will be waiting for you at the finish line with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and treat for your pet! 

All 5k participants will receive a gender specific custom tech running shirt.  All 3k participants receive a unisex race shirt and all pups receive a neck bandana! 

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To register, click here.


5 kilometers run/walk (3.1 miles)

3 kilometers walk (1.8 miles)


Registration (non-refundable) 5k Run/Walk - $25 until October 24, $30 October 25-26

Registration (non-refundable) 3k Untimed Walk - $25 until October 24, $30 October 25-26


Friday, October 25th at Fleet Feet, 117 Breckenridge Ln. from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 In person late registration available at packet pickup.

Day of race from 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park.

 Race day packet pickup begins at 8:00 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park.


 Top three overall male and female, first male and female master and grandmaster

Top three male and female in each age group: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

 Costume Contest Awards for:

  • Best Costume

  • Most Original Costume

  • Best Couple Costume

  • Fastest Costume Runner 5k

  • Best Human/Pet Look-a-Like

  • Best Human/Pet Costume Couple

  • Best Pet Costume

  • Funniest Pet Costume

  • Most Original Pet Costume

  • Scariest Pet Costume

  • Best Pet “Tolerating a Clearly-Incredibly-Annoying-To-Wear” Costume

To register, click here.



Earlier Event: October 19
Ironman Louisville
Later Event: December 7
Santa Sprint and Stroll 5k Run/Walk