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.


Couple Shuffle – February 11th, Shawnee Park

Triple Crown of Running 5K – March 2nd, Slugger Field

Triple Crown of Running 10K – March 16th, Slugger Field

The Giant Slayer 5K – March 23rd, Bernheim Forest

Bluegrass Bourbon 5K – April 8, Elkwood Farm

Triple Crown of Running 15K – March 30, Waterfront Park


Autism SpectRUN 5K – April 20th, Elizabethtown Sports Park

Kentucky Derby Festival Mini & Marathon – April 27th, Louisville Slugger Field, 7:00am

Candace’s Cause 5K – May 11th, Cherokee Park


Louisville H.E.R.O. Run/Walk/Ruck 5K – June 1, UofL Track Stadium

2024 FEAT 5K Run/Walk – June 8, Parklands of Beckley Creek


Back Your Blue 5K – September 7th, Big 4 Station

Gaslight Festival 5k – TBD, 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 – TBD

Throo the Zoo – TBD 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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