Race Info

The race will start promptly at 8:00 AM. Wheelchair participants will begin one minute prior. The start line will be at the intersection of Brook Street and East Market Street. The flat and fast course will run south on Brook Street, then wind through downtown and finish on Main Street, just west of Louisville Slugger Field.

Register Now

Register for the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic online at hub.enmotive.com.

Bib Number Assignment

This year at packet pick up we will be using EnMotive to allow us to dynamically assign bibs. This means that you will not be receiving your bib number prior to packet pick up, you will be assigned your number when you arrive.

All you will need to bring the day of packet pick up is the confirmation email you received once you registered that contained a QR code. If you’ve registered more than one person you should have received multiple confirmation emails with different QR codes.

Sample QR Code:
Sample QR Code

EnMotive – Dynamic Bib Assignment

Age Groups

Age Groups
 ico_64_male 14 & under 15 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44
45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 & over
 ico_64_female 14 & under 15 - 19 20 - 24 25 - 29 30 - 34 35 - 39 40 - 44
45 - 49 50 - 54 55 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 69 70 & over
 ico_64_wc Wheelchair Division: Includes both male and female participants.

Age group awards will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Sports the week following the race.


Each Anthem 5K Fitness Classic entrant will receive a high-quality T-shirt commemorating his or her participation in the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic. In addition, the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic will present cash awards to the first five men and women finishers in each of the following categories:

ico_podium ico_male ico_female ico_wc
1ST $500 $500 $500
2ND $250 $250 $250
3RD $150 $150 $150
4TH $125 $125 $125
5TH $100 $100 $100

The first three finishers in each age group (top five overall excluded) will receive an age group award.

The top 3 finishers (male and female) in the 14 and under and 15-19 age groups will be awarded trophies to comply with high school eligibility rules.

Awards for the top five male and female finishers will be presented at 9:15 AM on race day. Age group awards will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Sports the week following the race.

Race Seedings

Seeding Qualifying Time Requirements
Men: 17:30
Women: 21:00

If you would like to be considered for a seeded position in the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, and have completed a 5K race in a time faster than the qualifying standard (Men: 17:30, Women: 21:00), please submit proof* of your race time by February 11, 2019 via one of the choices below:

Email: anthem5kclassic@aol.com
Subject: Seeding Qualifying Time Requirements
Anthem 5K Seeding c/o Scott Wilcoxson
13550 Triton Park Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40223
Fax: 502-889-2268
Attention: Anthem 5K Fitness Classic

Top 50 male and top 50 female finishers from previous year's Anthem 5K Fitness Classic will automatically be seeded.

* Copy of Race Results Certificate, Copy of Finishers Postcard, Print-out of online race results, or copy of newspaper race results are all acceptable forms of proof of race time. Race results must be from the previous year races.

Entry Fees

  • Registration fee if registered by November 19, 2018 is $25
  • Registration fee if registered by January 14, 2019 is $30
  • Registration fee (walk-in & mail-in) if registered by February 11, 2019 is $35
  • Online Registration extended to Midnight on February 16, 2019 at $35
  • Online Registration from February 17 – February 22, 2019 is $45
  • Late Registration fee if registered on February 22, 2019 is $45
  • Race Day fee if registering on February 23, 2019 is $60
  • ALL mail-in entries are determined by postmark - no exceptions!
  • Sorry, entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Entry fee payable to Anthem 5K Fitness Classic - Net proceeds donated to The WHAS Crusade for Children.

Packet Pickup

  1. There will be a Late Registration/Packet Pick-up on Friday, February 22, 2019 in the lobby of Louisville Slugger Field from 11:00 AM. to 7:00 PM.
  2. Click here for directions to Louisville Slugger Field.
  3. Packets may also be picked up on Race Day, Saturday, February 23, 2019, in the lobby of Louisville Slugger Field from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM.

Race Benefits

Racing Benefits are available at the Finish for those participants who complete the course by the 9:30 AM cut off.

    1. "Pure Tap" water provided by the Louisville Water Company
    2. One bottle of Gatorade beverage
    3. Products provided by ValuMarket

Race Timing

The Louisville Triple Crown of Running℠ series will be using the disposable tags called B-Tags. The B-tags are attached directly to your race bib (also referred to as your race number). The B-Tags will be on the back of your race bib when you pick them up at packet pickup. One of the many goals is to simplify the timing process for athletes. A disposable tag eliminates the need for you to worry about turning in a timing chip after the race.

A few rules to follow regarding the B-Tag:

  1. Race bib should be clearly visible on the front of the torso
  2. Race bib should be unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  3. Race bib should be pinned in all four corners
  4. Race bib should not be covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

Click here for further information and for instructions on how to use the B-Tags.

Fleet Feet Sports Training Program

Fleet Feet SportsOnce again, Fleet Feet Sports Training Programs are gearing up. They have many options and programs to offer.

Fleet Feet Sports traditional free program gives you a training framework and guidelines to participate in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running and other marathons and half-marathons. Also included are group runs from the store on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings featuring a variety of training routes for that weeks training.

CLICK HERE to visit the training section on Fleet Feet Sport's website.