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Rapid Warrior 5K at Norton Commons on Nov. 16 to benefit USA Cares; runners of all skill levels invited


Runners of all skill levels will take to the community’s picturesque streets to honor, remember and celebrate those who have served our nation on Nov. 16 during the Rapid Warrior 5K at Norton Commons.

Presented by USA Cares, this patriotic 5K run is a chip timed race, featuring water stations along the route. Suitable for all fitness levels, the Rapid Warrior 5K is a fantastic opportunity to join family, friends or co-workers on a run or walk in support of veterans and military families.

All ages are invited, and strollers are welcome. Pets are also welcome but must be leashed.

“Norton Commons is proud to host the Rapid Warrior 5K to benefit USA Cares, a terrific national charity based right here in Louisville,” said Norton Commons Marketing Director and General Counsel Marilyn Osborn Patterson. “The whole community is excited to show off a great course in this new urbanist setting, but we’re especially pleased to be able to give back to those who defend our freedoms.”

Runners are encouraged to pre-register online at www.bit.ly/rapidwarrior19; on-site registration will also be available on the day of the race. Adult registration is $35, and those who pre-register online by Nov. 6 will receive a free Rapid Warrior 5K T-shirt. Youth registration (ages 6-17) costs $15; event T-shirts can be purchased separately.

Event day registration and check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at the Norton Commons Amphitheater, and race packets will be available for pickup at check-in. The race will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and awards will be available for top 10 adult finishers, male and female, and top five youth finishers, male and female.

All proceeds from the Rapid Warrior 5K at Norton Commons will benefit USA Cares and its mission to assist post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members, and military families facing service-related hardships.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this 5K in Norton Commons,” said Trace Chesser, President/CEO of USA Cares. “Norton Commons is such an influential community in our region, and a nationally recognized example of “new urbanist” development. By hosting this event, they’re not only actively raising awareness for USA Cares’ mission in their own backyard, but across the country as well.”

For this inaugural event, USA Cares is expecting a strong turnout of nearly 300 participants and sponsorships are available. On Nov. 15, sponsors will also be invited to the exclusive 5K kickoff event at 502 Bistro, featuring a meet and greet with USA Cares’ national spokesman Bryan Anderson.

For sponsorship information, please contact Gwendolyn Brashear at 800-773-0387 ext. 128 or by email at gwendolyn@usacares.org. For media inquiries, please contact Aubrey Gonzalez at 800-773-0387 ext. 137 or by email at aubrey@usacares.org.

From USA Cares


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