Second Race in Triple Crown Set

03/13/2018 - 15:52

LOUISVILLE, KY — The second "leg" of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running, presented by Planet Fitness, is the 38th running of the Rodes City Run 10K and it happens on Saturday, March 24th at 8:00 AM.

Now that the deadline for mail-in and walk-in registration has passed, individuals can still register online through midnight (EST) on Saturday, March 17th. The fee is $30 (plus ChronoTrack fee). After Saturday’s deadline, you may only register online through March 23rd or at the Rodes City Run Late Registration/Packet Pickup at Louisville Slugger Field on March 23rd from 11 AM to 7 PM. The late fee is $45.
You may also register and pick up your packets on Race Day, March 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 AM at the Fifth Street Parking Garage. The Race Day fee is $60.

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• The first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running, the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic that ran on March 10th, had a total registration of over 5,300, with nearly 4,445 finishers. The Rodes City Run 10K is now at less than 4,200, and we’re expecting another 200 to 300 to register online this week, during the Late Registration next Friday, March 23rd and Race Day Registration on March 24th. The Triple Crown so far has a total of over 3,400 registered participants, and we’re still counting.

• Here is what we know about the Rodes City Run 10K field so far:

Sarah Pease – 1st 2018 Anthem 5k, Indiana University grad, 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in both the Marathon and on the track in the Steeplechase, 2017 IN USATF Female Long Distance Runner of the Year, has good potential to be 2018 LTCOR Champion
Angela Musk - 2017 Rodes City Run champion
Jamie Adkins – 3rd 2018 Anthem 5k, 4th 2017 Rodes City Run
Flannery Musk - 4th 2018 Anthem 5k, 2nd 2017 Rodes City Run
Alissa Bennett - 5th 2018 Anthem 5k, 5th 2017 Rodes City Run
Rhiannon Johns – 8th 2018 Anthem 5k, 6th 2017 Rodes City Run, returned from injury in 2017, 2015 Anthem 5k Champion and current course Anthem record holder, University of Alabama-Birmingham grad, 2014 Canadian Marathon National Champion, 3 x Conference USA Champion
Edwin Kibichiy - 1st 2018 Anthem 5k setting new course record, 2017 NCAA Division 1 Steeplechase Champion, will not be running the Papa John’s 10 Miler
Michael Eaton – 2nd 2018 Anthem 5k, also under old course record, University of Louisville grad, 2014 Anthem 5k Champion, 2 x Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, represented the US on two national teams (world cross-country junior team 2006, world half marathon team 2012)
John Mascari - 4th 2018 Anthem 5k, Indiana State grad
Luis Luna - 5th 2018 Anthem 5k
Dustin Betz – 6th 2018 Anthem 5k, 3rd 2017 Rodes City Run
Ernest Kibet – 9th 2018 Anthem 5k, 2017 LTCOR Champion, University of Louisville graduate
Albero Escalera – 10th 2018 Anthem 5k
Michael Deren - 12th 2018 Anthem 5k, 5th 2017 Rodes City run
Jesse Davis – 14th 2018 Anthem 5k, 2017 IN USATF Long Distance runner of the year

• The Rodes City Run 10K, and the other Louisville Triple Crown of Running races in the series, are again using a state-of-the-art timing system from ChronoTrack. This new innovation allows for the use of disposable tags called, B-Tags. Because the B-Tag is mounted on the back of the runner’s bib, it is virtually invisible to the participant and requires no special pre or post-race handling. The disposable B-Tag insures high accuracy, fast results and simplicity of use for races of all sizes.

• The 2018 Rodes City Run 10K will feature Kid's Fun Runs, presented by Chick-fil-A, on First Street next to the Jefferson Community Technical College lot on race day, March 24th (weather permitting) beginning at approximately 10:00 a.m. The fee is $5 per child. Kids receive a special t-shirt, bib number and other “goodies”. There will also be an inflatable bouncer and slide for the kids while waiting for the races to begin. The Fun Run races are organized by River City Races.

• The Rodes City Run 10K is going “green” again this year! We have replaced the nearly 30,000 water bottles with biodegradable cups at all 4 water stations on the course, including the Finish area in the JCTC lot! Pure Tap water, 30,000 cups, hookups and labor are all provided by the Louisville Water Company. The Water stations are sponsored by (#1) Signature Healthcare, (#2) Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, (#3) Stock Yards Bank & Trust and (#4 -Finish) Jefferson Community Technical College (JCTC).

• Runner’s times will be communicated at the finish line through Text, Email, Facebook and Twitter to anyone who signs up for the service, so friends and family can get the same info. All messages feature the race name, runner name, time at location, pace and projected finish time. Anyone can track the results of any participant! This feature is provided by Rodes For Him | For Her.

• The top men's, women's and wheelchair winners will receive a one-of-a-kind award plate designed by Louisville Stoneware! A unique design was created for each Triple Crown event and features the race logo for 2018. The overall winner(s) of the Triple Crown series will win the coveted “Winged Foot” award.

On June 3, 2017, the Triple Crown was pleased to present a check for $77,886.00 to the 64th annual Crusade for Children. Since 2002, the race series has contributed almost $1.8 million to the Crusade.

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