Pure Tap 5k’s return a success

Runners of all ages enjoyed a beautiful morning for its family-friendly Louisville Pure Tap™ 5k this past Saturday at Louisville Water Tower Park. The race was back for its 10th year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual race attracted nearly 600 runners and walkers who began and ended the race at the home of Louisville’s drinking water. Before the race began, organizers held a moment of silence marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

As participants made their way to the start line, Steve Buttleman the official bugler of Churchill Downs played the national anthem.

Louisville Water’s fun-loving mascot Tapper fired the starter gun and the runners followed the Pure Tapmobile pace car throughout the course.

  • Jared Reckard came in first place overall, crossing the finish line with a time of 14 minutes and 58 seconds.
  • Katherine McClain came in first place among the women with a finish time of 18 minutes and 11 seconds.

The Pure Tap 5k is the first race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s Fall Runathon Series, which is a group of three fall running races that provides unique courses and quality experiences for participants. Following the Pure Tap 5k is the Norton Sports Health 10k, set to take place on Sat., Oct. 2 at the Parklands of Floyds Fork. The Fall Runathon concludes with the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® on Sat., Oct. 16.

For the full list of Pure Tap 5k race results, click here.