Run & Walk For Children Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, March 30, 2019 • Bowling Green, KY • Course Map

Run as a benefit fundraiser for Bowling Green’s Family Enrichment Center, the Total Fitness Connection Run & Walk For Children Half Marathon takes more than 100 runners each year along an out-and-back course through the area known as Three Springs just south of the city.

The race starts near the Trinity Baptist Church on Smallhouse Road and the finish line that brings runners into Bowling Green’s Basil Griffin Park, where they’ll be greeted by a line of Corvettes as they run in to complete their race.

Largely fast and flat and run on paved surfaces throughout, the race takes runners from the church southward along Three Springs Road, across the William Natcher Parkway to Matlock Road, where they turn left and head south on Matlock.

Just past the intersection with Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Road, runners hit the turnaround point and then head back up Matlock Road, and turn right when the hit Carter Sims Road for a brief loop around Baldock and Plano Roads, before heading back onto Matlock for the remainder of the course back toward the finish.

Runners finish the race inside Basil Griffin Park, where the Corvettes are a reminder that Bowling Green is home to the country’s only National Corvette Museum, a 68,000-sq.-ft. facility that serves as a showcase for more than 50 Corvette models and concept cars, and which race participants as well as their friends and family can visit while they’re in town.

Also well worth your while is a visit to nearby Mammoth Cave National Park, whose more than 360 miles of underground caves form the longest known cave in the world. Visitors to the 52,380-acre park can also take in some camping, horseback riding, trail hiking and much more.

Race Weather & Climate

Set near the center of the southern half of the state, about 25 miles from the Kentucky-Tennessee border, the city of Bowling Green typically experiences mild to moderately cool weather conditions in the spring, with relatively even rainfall throughout the year.

On the day of the race (March 30), the average low is 39°F and the average high is 62°F.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Run & Walk For Children Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – half marathon, relay
  • 8:05 AM – 5K
  • 8:30 AM – kids’ 1-mile


  • $45 – $65 for the half marathon
  • $40 – $60 for the half marathon relay (per person)
  • $25 – $45 for the 5K
  • $10 for the kids’ 1-mile


To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Bowling Green’s Run & Walk For Children Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website

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