Planet Fitness Sponsors Triple Crown of Running

09/07/2017 - 05:11

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Triple Crown of Running (LTCOR) is pleased to announce the continuing support of their Presenting Sponsor – Planet Fitness. 2018 marks the second year that Planet Fitness will sponsor the popular road race series. PF Louisville, LLC and its affiliates, led by Louisvillians David and Rick Kueber, own and operate 34 Planet Fitness clubs in five states, including Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas.

“Planet Fitness’ mission is to make first-class fitness affordable and accessible to everyday people,” said Rick Kueber. “The Louisville Triple Crown of Running gives our members another opportunity to set realistic fitness goals and to improve their health. We’re thrilled to be continuing this sponsorship with the three-race series.”

As part of the sponsorship, the twelve Louisville and Southern Indiana Planet Fitness clubs will offer an 8-10 week training program to help members prepare for the races, as well as offer a reduced entry fee for those wanting to walk or run in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running for the first time. Last year, more than 400 new Planet Fitness members took advantage of the program and walked or ran in their first Triple Crown event.

“Planet Fitness has been a tremendous partner with the Triple Crown,” said Bruce Richmond, Anthem 5K Fitness Classic Race Director and LTCOR spokesperson. “Their focus on general fitness and the first-time gym user has opened new doors and will continue to help us expand the number of runners and walkers in our events.”

About Planet Fitness
With more than 1,300 locations in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic, Planet Fitness’ mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, called the Judgement Free Zone®. Planet Fitness provides this experience with low-cost and high-value in mind as memberships start at just $10 a month. Local Planet Fitness clubs are located in Louisville (6), Clarksville, New Albany,

Elizabethtown, Madison, La Grange, and Shelbyville, with a 13th club scheduled to open in Bardstown during the Fall of 2017.
The Triple Crown race committee is privileged to continue to work with their family of valuable sponsors including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Rodes For Him | For Her, and Papa John’s International as well as Planet Fitness, Novo Nordisk, Gatorade, WHAS-11 TV, Sternberg Truck and Van Rental, ValuMarket, Waste Management, Louisville Water Company, KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine, Summit Media (106.9 Play, 107.7 The Eagle and New Country Q103.1), Heine Brothers Coffee, Fleet Feet Sports, Rumpke, Louisville Stoneware, Chick-fil-A and FastSigns.

About the Louisville Triple Crown of Running
The Louisville Triple Crown of Running consists of three popular road races of increasing distances for walkers and runners of all ages. The 2018 race dates are: Anthem 5K Fitness Classic - March 10, 2018; Rodes City Run 10K - March 24, 2018; and Papa John’s 10 Miler - April 7, 2018. All proceeds from the events are donated to the Crusade for Children. Since 2002, the Triple Crown has contributed more than $1.77 million to the Crusade, including $77,886 in 2017.

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