The University of Louisville Alumni Association has hosted the Run for the “L” of it 5k for several years. The small turnout of less than 300-400 runners was making it difficult to continue without additional support. In 2014, JAM! Active, a Louisville based race management company took the reigns in partnerships with ULAA and promoted, revamped, and ran an “L” of a race.
The starting line was at ACC member UofL’s Football Stadium, Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium (the only school owed stadium with ALL bucket seating) and continued through the campus. The sights to be seen included the brand new state of the art Soccer Complex, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Track and Field, and Softball Stadium. Once through the sports complex, the race entered the campus and weaved in and out of buildings that brought back memories of my college days at UofL. (My wife and I went there a the same time but would not meet until after our days at UofL were over). After reminiscing our college days we exited the campus and continued towards the finish line, which was in the outfield of UofL’s baseball stadium.
The event was awesome. Double the turn out of last year with room to grow. Support was awesome, UofL Police did a great job at closing roadways, blocking other traffic, and supporting the runners. The swag wasn’t too bad either with a nice tech shirt being included (ran a little big) along with some UofL info and a shameless plug from JAM
Active’s other events.
Will definitely do this one again!