Med Center Health 10K Classic is the race for everyone

submitted by The Medical Center

 On October 21, participants will run, walk and wheel across the finish lines of events at the Med Center Health 10K Classic in Bowling Green. Now in its 38th year, the race features a course through the beautiful campus of Western Kentucky University and the historic streets of downtown Bowling Green. The “race for everyone” has a variety of events, including the 1.5K Fun Walk, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Wheelchair Race, the Children’s Classic, and the premiere race of Southcentral Kentucky, the 10K Classic.

Register by September 21 and you will qualify for an Early Bird discount. In addition, you will have a chance to win one of two $500 Early Bird cash drawings! You don’t have to be present to win the drawing, but you do have to be present to share in the additional cash drawings held after the Awards Ceremony the day of the race. All who cross the finish line have a chance to win!

Check the schedule to make sure you don’t miss your event. There have also been course changes, so make sure you visit to check out the new course map. All events will be held, rain or shine. So, lace up your shoes or put on your wheeling gloves to join the fun on Saturday, October 21!

 Perks for Participants

  • Free Pasta Party dinner on Friday night at the Sloan Convention Center
  • Long-sleeve T-shirt with the official Med Center Health 10K Classic design
  • Breakfast snack on the morning of Race Day
  • Post-race snack
  • More chances to win! The $10,000 Cash Drawing now offers more ways to win! There will be one $5,000 drawing, four $1,000 drawings and two $500 Early Bird drawings. For the $5,000 and $1,000 drawings, you must complete your event and be at the post-race awards ceremony to win. Be sure to have your ID with you!
  • Health & Fitness Expo

On October 20, the day prior to the race, the Health & Fitness Expo at Sloan Convention Center will feature screenings, vendors providing health-related products, and discount prices on athletic clothing, shoes and related apparel. The Expo starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

While at the Expo, take advantage of free health screenings by trained professionals and clinical specialists provided by The Medical Center. Screenings will include running analysis, blood pressure, and body fat composition measurement. The staff on site will review your test results and provide medical information during the Expo. Chair massages will also be available.

U.S. Foods will offer delicious pre-race pasta dinners from 4 to 8 p.m. adjacent to the Expo. Everyone is invited to enjoy pasta, fresh garden salad, bread, dessert and beverage, and it’s all FREE when you present your race number at the door. Additional tickets can be purchased.

 The bg3

Now in its third year, the bg3 consists of three events – the Lions Club Run For Sight 5K on September 4, Med Center Health 10K Classic (10K only) on October 21 and the bg26.2 (half or full marathon) on November 5. If you run all three events, you will receive a bg3 medal. To learn more, go to, click on Race Info, then bg3.

For more information about the Med Center Health 10K Classic and to register, visit Follow @MedCenterBG on Twitter and for race news, updates, and pictures. Use hashtag #10KClassic to post your training photos and race times!

Schedule of Events.

Please remember, no strollers, headsets or pets are allowed during the 5K Run/Walk and the 10K Classic.

 6:30 – 7:15 AM

Day of Race Registration and Race Packet Pickup

Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium (near Start Line)

U.S. Foods Pre-Race Breakfast

Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium (Gate 6)

6:30 – 10:00 AM

T-Shirt Pickup

Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium (Gate 6)

7:30 AM

5K Run/Walk

No Strollers, Headsets or Pets. Walking allowed.

7:45 AM

1.5 Mile Fun Walk

No Running

7:55 AM

10K Wheelchair Race

8:00 AM

Med Center Health 10K Classic

No Strollers, Headsets or Pets.

8:30 AM

U.S. Foods Post-Race Snack

Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium (Gate 6)

9:00 AM

Check in for Children’s Classic 

WKU Football Stadium Concourse (Enter through Gate 6) 

9:30 AM

Race Course Closes

All runners and walkers must move to the sidewalk

9:30 AM

Children’s Classic – Grades 4-6 

Race begins. Check in at 9 a.m. at WKU Football Stadium Concourse (Gate 6)

9:45 AM

Children’s Classic – Grades K-3 

Race begins. Check in at 9 a.m. at WKU Football Stadium Concourse (Gate 6)

10:00 AM

Overall Awards

$10,000 Cash Prize Drawing

Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium

*Schedule is subject to change on Saturday, October 21

To see the latest schedule, be sure to check


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