Family Friendly Run/Walks


Louisville is full of 5k+ runs and/or charity runs and many of them offer a fun run option or even a family fun run.

We have put together a list of all the family-friendly run/walks in the Louisville area that we can find. Put on your running shoes, grab the kids, and go run (or walk) for a cause and for some exercise.


Doing something healthy always feels good and when you add in doing it for a good cause, it makes it all that much better. We have scoured the internet looking for family friendly run/walks in the area and listed them out to give you a running start on being healthily with the family.


Snowman Shuffle 4 Miler – February 11th, Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park

Cold Mountain Hill Climb – February 25th, Iroquois Park 

Triple Crown of Running 5K – March 4th, Slugger Field

Triple Crown of Running 10K – March 18th, Slugger Field

The Giant Slayer 5K – March 25th, Bernheim Forest


Triple Crown of Running 15K – April 1, Waterfront Park

Bluegrass Bourbon 5K – April 8, Elkwood Farm

SuperHeros 5K – April 15, Broad Run Park

Kentucky Derby Festival Mini & Marathon – April 29th, Louisville Slugger Field, 7:00am

18th Annual Outrunning Autism 5K – May 20th, Parklands of Floyds Fork, 8:00am


Louisville H.E.R.O. Run/Walk/Ruck 5K – June 3, UofL Track Stadium


Gaslight Festival 5k – Tuesday, September 12, The Pavilion, 10434 Watterson Trail.

Angel Safari 5K and Kids Fun Race – October 10, Louisville Zoo

Grant’s Giving 5K Family Run/Walk at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve – November 5

Throo the Zoo – November 11 at the Louisville Zoo. 

Northeast Family YMCA Turkey Trot – Thanksgiving Day, Northeast YMCA, 8:00am

Looking for more fun things to do with the kids? Take a look at our calendar page

Know of a family-friendly run or walk we missed? Email us! 

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