This Cross Country 5K Event is a fundraiser for the Madisonville North Hopkins High School Cross Country Team. The 2.5K fitness walk/run starts 45 minutes after the 5K run so that parents, friends and family can watch their more competitive family members finish the race before embarking on their own challenge.
This 5K event takes place just two weeks before the Madisonville Invitaional will be held on the same course and should provide visiting athletes a first chance at learning the course in preparation for the upcoming race.
The 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) course is the same course used by the Maroon XC Team and is considered one of the more challenging courses in the area. The course is two laps around the high school and is entirely on grass except for when crossing the roadway at the front and rear of the school.This course is kept in excellent condition and is well marked.The 2.5K (1.5 miles) fitness walk/run begins 45 minutes after the start of the race.
If you are coming north on the Pennyrile Parkway from the Western Kentucky Parkway, take exit 45 onto Hanson Rd. and go approximately 1 mile. The high school is located on the left side of the road.
If you are coming south on the Pennyrile parkway, take exit 49 and go right into Hanson. At the stop light, turn left on Hanson Road and go approximately 2.5 miles. The High School will be on the right side of the road.