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Fall Trail Run Saturday at Jefferson Memorial Forest

Wednesday October 16, 2013

5K run/walk starts 8 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest

The autumn colors at Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the setting for the Fall Trail Run, a 5K event for runners and walkers Sat., Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. It will be the third of the four running races that are part of the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classic Series.

The 3.1 mile event will start at 8 a.m., prior to the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Fall Hike and Outdoor Adventure in the Horine section of Jefferson Memorial Forest.

The Four De Lis runs were started earlier this year by Mayor Greg Fischer to help make Louisville an even stronger running city and a healthier community.

“These runs are designed to keep veteran runners in shape and staying competitive and as a fun, shorter distance to help introduce newcomers to running and fitness walking,” Fischer said. “We hope lots of people will take this opportunity to enjoy this incredible forest while getting some fun exercise.”

KentuckyOne Health is the title sponsor of the running series.

“KentuckyOne Health is proud to again support the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown,” said Allen Montgomery, senior vice president of Community Health and Advocacy for KentuckyOne Health. “As the largest health care system in Kentucky, the KentuckyOne Health Four De Lis Classics is one more way we can help fulfill our mission by promoting health and wellness. Making exercise more accessible and year-round to our community with this series of events makes exercise more fun and a family event.”

Individuals can register the morning of the event starting at 7 a.m. The registration fee is $35.

A one-mile course is also available along with three shorter distances for children and youth, ages 3-10. Awards will be given to the top three males and females overall. Age group awards will also be given out.

The last Four De Lis event of the year will be the Run Run Rudolph, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. 4th and Market. It will be a 5K course and is part of the Light Up Louisville and 40 Nights of Lights celebration and activities.

The events are part of the city’s Healthy Hometown Movement, created to encourage Louisville residents to be more active and make healthier lifestyle choices.

Additional support for the series is provided by Fleet Feet and Quest Outdoors.